Haikyu!! Manga Reaches 'Climax' of Final Arc

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Next 2 issues of Shonen Jump to include extra-long chapters

This year's 31st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! manga will reach the "climax" of its final arc in the 32nd issue on July 13. The next two issues of the magazine (issues 32 and 33) will include extra-long chapters. The manga will feature on the cover of the 32nd issue, and the new chapter will have an opening color page.

The manga entered its final arc on October 28.

Furudate launched the original manga in 2011, and Shueisha published the manga's 41st volume on January 4. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally and in print, and is now publishing the manga simultaneously with its Japanese release digitally. MANGA Plus is also publishing the manga digitally in English.

Production I.G's first television anime adaptation of Furudate's volleyball manga premiered in April 2014. The second season of the anime premiered in October 2015, and the third season premiered in October 2016. The first half of Haikyu!! To The Top, the fourth season, premiered on January 10, and episode 13 aired on April 3. The second half, consisting of episodes 14 to 25, was originally planned to premiere this July, but is delayed due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The manga has also inspired a series of stage plays, a clay-animated short, and several video anime.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 31

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