Scorching Ping Pong Girls Manga to End in Tonari no Young Jump in February

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Yagura Asano's Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume manga inspired fall 2016 anime

The 28th chapter of Yagura Asano's Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume (Scorching Ping Pong Girls) manga announced on Friday that the manga will end on Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump web magazine in the next chapter on February 1. Asano added on Twitter that the next compiled book volume will ship in March.

Asano is uncertain about finding another venue to immediately continue drawing or starting a new work entirely, but vowed not to give up. The creator wanted to say more, but refrained from doing so now since such "needless comments" would only detract from the work itself.

The manga follows Koyori Tsumuzikaze and Agari Kamiya as they enter the world of girls' middle school ping-pong. Asano launched the manga in Shueisha's Jump SQ. 19 magazine in 2013, and moved the manga to the Tonari no Young Jump web magazine after Jump SQ. 19 ended publication in February 2015. Shueisha published the manga's sixth compiled book volume in December 2017.

The manga inspired a television anime that ran from October to December 2016 from director Yasuhiro Irie (Kurau: Phantom Memory, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Code:Breaker) and the studio Kinema Citrus. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.

Sources: Tonari no Young Jump's website, Yagura Asano's Twitter account via Otakomu

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