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Shonen Jump Launches New Sports Manga Series in 33rd Issue

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Masahiro Hirakata's Best Blue swimming competition manga to launch on July 13

This year's 32nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that manga creator Masahiro Hirakata (Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san) will launch a new sports manga series titled Best Blue in the magazine's next issue, which Shueisha will publish on July 13. Hirakata previously published a one-shot manga with the same title in Shueisha's seasonal Jump Next!! magazine in February last year. The manga will have a color opening page, and it will also adorn the issue's cover. The magazine teases:

Swim through the center of youth!

A blue summer comes to Jump!

Aim for the legend! A boy swims alone on a remote island. But he will have a destined meeting in Aono!

Hirakata previously published his Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san (Rookie Policewoman Kiruko-san) manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump, launching it in November 2012, and ending it in May 2013. Shueisha published the manga's third and final compiled book volume in July 2013.


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