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Daisuke Higuchi's Whistle! W Soccer Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in 2016 as "new story" in Whistle! series

Manga creator Daisuke Higuchi announced in Shogakukan's Ura Sunday magazine and Manga ONE app on Monday that she is putting her Whistle! W (pronounced "Whistle! Double") manga on hiatus due to health issues. She noted that she is taking some time off to recover and "recharge."

The manga centers on two boys. Kōga Tenjō is blessed with an affluent family, a famous former soccer player as a father, and an unyielding spirit. Takumi Kurose is a reticent and detached boy who has endured past hardships. When they meet, a new soccer story begins.

Higuchi launched the manga in Ura Sunday and Manga ONE in September 2016. Shogakukan published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on January 18. The manga is a "new story" in Higuchi's Whistle! soccer manga series.

Higuchi serialized the original Whistle! 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, and a stage play adaptation in 2016.

Source: Manga ONE app

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