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Haikyu!! Spinoff Gag Manga to End After Eight Years


Inspired by Haruichi Furudate’s popular volleyball manga Haikyu!!, Retsu’s Let’s! Haikyu!? is a spinoff gag manga that first debuted in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ app back in September 2014. Now it’s officially set to end its eight-year run, with the 294th and final chapter to debut on the Shonen Jump+ app and website on November 12.

As of September, the series has been collected in 10 volumes in Japan. 

Furudate’s Haikyu!! manga ran from 2011 to 2020, ultimately totaling up to 45 collected volumes of Haikyu!! action and interpersonal drama and comedy. The TV anime adaptation currently streams on Crunchyroll, which sums up the story like so:

Based off of the original Weekly Shonen Jump manga series from Haruichi Furudate, Haikyu!! is a slice-of-life sports anime revolving around Shoyo Hinata’s love of volleyball. Inspired by a small-statured pro volleyball player, Hinata creates a volleyball team in his last year of middle school. Unfortunately the team is matched up against the “King of the Court” Tobio Kageyama’s team in their first tournament and inevitably lose. After the crushing defeat, Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama After entering high school, Hinata joins the volleyball team only to find that Tobio has also joined.

Via Anime News Network