VIZ Media is set to release two new manga series on the world, both focusing on the wide world of sports (but not THAT Wide World of Sports).
First up is Haikyu, which focuses on the off-court drama of volleyball.
Ever since he saw the legendary player known as “the Little Giant” compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?
In the opening volume, after losing his first and last volleyball match of his middle school career against Tobio Kageyama, “the King of the Court,” Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?!
Haikyu won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 2015.
The first volume arrives on July 5th for $9.99.
From volleyball to basketball, Kuroko’s Basketball launches on August 2nd.
In KUROKO’S BASKETBALL, when incoming first-year student Taiga Kagami joins the Seirin High basketball team, he meets Tetsuya Kuroko, a mysterious boy who’s plain beyond words. But Kagami’s in for the shock of his life when he learns that the practically invisible Kuroko was once a member of “The Miracle Generation” – the undefeated, legendary team – and he wants Kagami’s help taking down each of his old teammates!
If you are wondering how popular this genre of manga is, Kuroko’s Basketball has sold more than 30 million copies in Japan.
Kuroko’s Basketball has a suggested price of $16.99.
So, which volume are you going to get?