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Kuroko's Basketball, Hinomaru Zumō Get Crossover 1-Shot

posted on by Karen Ressler
Main characters to compete in mystery event

This year's 49th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will announce on Monday that Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko's Basketball and Kawada's Hinomaru Zumō manga will get a "special collaboration one-shot" in the next issue on November 9. Fujimaki and Kawada are collaborating on the manga, and Ichirō Takahashi (Kuroko no Basuke -Replace-) is writing the script.

The tagline teases: "Hinomaru!'s team and Kuroko's team!? What will the event be...?"

Fujimaki launched the original Kuroko no Basuke manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and he ended it in September 2014. He launched the Kuroko's Basketball Extra Game manga in Jump Next in December 2014, and the magazine announced earlier this month that the manga is nearing its climax.

In the beginning of the original series, Taiga Kagami has just enrolled at Seirin High School when he meets Tetsuya Kuroko of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary "Generation of Miracles" basketball team. Together, Kagami and Kuroko aim to take their team to the inter-high school championship — against Kuroko's former teammates.

The original manga inspired three television anime adaptations and an upcoming anime film. Viz Media announced on Friday that it will release the original manga in 2-in-1 omnibus editions in North America starting in summer 2016.

Kawada launched Hinomaru Zumō in Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2014. Shueisha will ship the seventh compiled volume on Novmeber 4.

Shonen Jump describes the story:

It is a divine ritual, a martial art, a combat sport—it's sumo!!

A "small" new student, Ushio Hinomaru!, appears before the weak little sumo club of Oodachi High School! The words "big" and "heavy" are the rules to this sport, which does not fit this newbie any inch, but this guy goes and does what...!?

Ushio and the small sumo club climbs its way to the top!

The goal is *Hinoshita Kaisan!

A fired up high school sumo tale—no retakes allowed!!

*Hinoshita Kaisan - A title for the highest rank in professional sumo, equivalent of Yokozuna.

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