The Japanese portal Livedoor News published an article with the title "The day sports manga disappeared from Jump magazines - The situation that led to the completion of Haikyuu !!", which analyzed the issue of the absence of sports manga in the Shueisha Jump magazines since the completion of the manga written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate, Haikyuu !!.
“(Omission) 2020 will be a year of multiple problems for the world of sports, of course, with the main reason being the COVID-19 pandemic. Many competitions, including the all-important Tokyo Olympics, were canceled or postponed, putting not only athletes but also fans of those competitions in trouble. "
“However, in addition to the global situation, it was in July when I was completely shocked by the situation before my eyes, and that is that the popular volleyball manga, Haikyuu !!, had come to an end in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. . In fact, on October 4, the forty-fifth and last compilation volume was published, with which the work finally ended.
“After its conclusion came what I like to call« Post-Haikyuu Incident !! », caused precisely by its completion. Of course, Haikyuu !! It was a very popular play on its own, and it's a shame it's over, but that itself had a huge impact on the industry since, since then, there hasn't been a single sports manga running in Jump magazines. This is the first time in the history of the magazine that this has happened, in more than 50 years, since it has been published since 1968 ", the report concluded.
Synopsis of Haikyuu !!
Shouyou Hinata started playing volleyball after seeing the "little giants" who played the sport when she was in elementary school. She suffers a crushing defeat in her first and last tournament in high school at the hands of rival Tobio Kageyama. So, Hinata joins the Karasuno High School volleyball team, vowing revenge against Kageyama. However, Kageyama is also on Karasuno's team. The former rivals form a legendary combo with Hinata's mobility and Kageyama's precise ball handling. Together, they take on the local tournaments and vow to face Karasuno's rival school in the nationals.
Source: Livedoor News
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