Michiteru Kusaba's Fantasista Stella Soccer Manga Ends
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 38th issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine will publish the last chapter of Michiteru Kusaba's Fantasista Stella manga on Wednesday. In addition, the magazine also notes that Shogakukan will publish the manga's 13th compiled book volume on September 18, and its 14th and final volume on November 18.
Fantasista Stella is the sequel to the original Fantasista manga. The first manga followed a boy named Teppei Sakamoto as he strives for greatness on his high school soccer team. Fantasista Stella picks up the story when Teppei and teammate Keisuke Honda aim for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil during the summer.
Kusaba launched the sequel manga in Shonen Sunday in 2012. Shogakukan published the manga's 12th compiled book volume on July 17. The manga also inspired three OAV episodes, which shipped with the manga's eighth, ninth, and 10th volumes.
Shonen Sunday will also publish the final chapter of Hiroyuki Nishimori and Yuuki Iinuma's Nanimo nai Kedo Sora wa Aoi (There's Nothing But the Sky is Blue) manga on Wednesday. Shogakukan is currently listing that the manga will end in its sixth volume, but Wednesday's issue of Shonen Sunday states that Shogakukan will publish the manga's sixth volume on September 18, and the seventh volume in November.
The manga's story begins after meteorites fall and scatter on the Earth's surface, triggering the rise of unknown lifeforms that begin to decompose metal at a frighteningly quick pace. The breakdown of public order and food shortages breed endless conflict and threaten the collapse of civilization. Jinkichi Kawakami lives in a provincial town 200 kilometers away from Tokyo, where he meets Kara Shichinomiya. The manga follows their lives in the dying world.
Nishimori (Kyou Kara Ore Wa!!, Cheeky Angel) and Iinuma (Itsuwaribito) launched the manga in March 2014 in Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine. Shogakukan published the manga's fifth compiled book volume on July 17.