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New Whistle! Soccer Manga Launches on September 26

posted on 2016-08-23 16:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Visuals of two boys from new manga shown

Shogakukan's Manga ONE, the app for Shogakukan's web comic magazine Ura Sunday, announced on Monday that Whistle! manga creator Daisuke Higuchi's new series will begin on September 26. The teaser reads: "14 years later — a new 'Whistle!' sounds!!" The teaser also includes images of two boys.

Manga ONE began reserializing the Whistle! manga in April.

Whistle! centers on Sho Kazamatsuri, a boy who wants to play soccer, but is prohibited by his short stature. He transfers to a different school, hoping to join a soccer team with a different point of view. There, he hones his skills and struggles to earn acceptance to the soccer team while dealing with his height disadvantage.

Higuchi serialized the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1998 to 2002. Shueisha released 24 compiled book volumes for the series. Viz Media released all 24 volumes in English from 2004 to 2010, and released the manga digitally from 2013 to 2014. The manga received a 39-episode television anime adaptation in 2002-2003.

A stage play will run from August 31 to September 8 in Tokyo.

Source: Comic Natalie


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