Reborn!'s Akira Amano Draws 1-Shot Manga About Ice Hockey

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1-shot manga debuts on August 6

This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Akira Amano will draw a one-shot manga titled "HOT" that will debut in the magazine's next issue on August 6. The manga will center on the sport of ice hockey.

Amano launched the Reborn! manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2004, and ended it in 2012. The manga's television anime adaptation ran from 2006 to 2010. Crunchyroll and Viz Media streamed the anime adaptation outside Japan. Viz Media released 16 volumes of the 42-volume manga in North America. The manga is inspiring a stage play that will debut in September.

Amano launched the ēlDLIVE manga on Shonen Jump+'s predecessor app Jump Live in August 2013. The manga switched to Shonen Jump+ when the app launched in September 2014. Shueisha published the manga's ninth volume on February 2, and will ship the 10th volume on Friday. Viz Media published the first three chapters of the manga in English digitally in September-October 2014 as part of its "Jump Start" initiative, and it now publishes the manga digitally through its own app and through various retailers.

A television anime adaptation premiered in Japan in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed an English dub. The manga entered its "last season" in February.

The "Amano Akira Illustrations Exhibition" event presented a special collaboration mini anime video of Amano's Reborn! and ēlDLIVE manga when it opened in July 2016. The video featured the first anime footage of Reborn! in six years since the television anime ended in 2010.

Source: Comic Natalie

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