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Takehiko Inoue's 'Real' Manga Series Resumes Serialization

by Vindstot
May 8, 7:57 PM | 29 Comments
This year's 23rd issue of Weekly Young Jump announced on Thursday that Takehiko Inoue's seinen basketball manga Real will resume its serialization after approximately four and a half years on hiatus. The manga will resume in the magazine's 25th issue on May 23.

Real began as an irregular serialization in Weekly Young Jump in October 1999. Inoue had placed the manga in hiatus in November 2014. Shueisha shipped the 14th volume (pictured) in December 2014. The manga has over 14 million copies of its compiled volumes in print.

VIZ Media licensed the manga in English under its VIZ Signature imprint in November 2007 and published the first volume in July 2008. The 14th volume went on sale in March 2016.

Real received an Excellence Award at the 5th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2001.

The manga's resumption was announced as one of the seven projects commemorating the 40th anniversary of Young Jump, which began as a bi-weekly magazine in May 1979 and has been published weekly since 1981.

Source: Oricon News

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

Confucius said:
Bunsuke said:

Theyve both been publishing since the same year, quit being entitled


Entitled to what?

i'm saying neither of them is more important to be finished first because they essentially started at the same time

he's gunna do whichever one he wants

Jun 18, 4:26 PM by Bunsuke

Bunsuke said:
Confucius said:
How about ask him to finish Vagabond first?

Theyve both been publishing since the same year, quit being entitled


Entitled to what?

Jun 14, 7:59 PM by Confucius

Confucius said:
How about ask him to finish Vagabond first?

Theyve both been publishing since the same year, quit being entitled

Jun 14, 12:30 AM by Bunsuke

based inoue nothing finishing vagabond again. at least we might get real done before vagabond.

May 30, 10:47 AM by Recycled_Content

Thank god he is back, had lost hope of him returning to drawing manga again..

May 30, 7:03 AM by prat_man

Resumed today, but next chapter will be at the end of August.
https://natalie.mu/comic/news/332506

May 22, 8:15 AM by tsubasalover

Finally! Thank you

May 11, 7:26 PM by kyouche29

Oh my goodness! Finally

May 11, 8:09 AM by pionelya

Obviously pressure for the eventual anime is on.

May 11, 2:24 AM by VyseLegendaire

Holy crap yes!! It has been so long. I assumed it was just dropped. Great manga so far.

May 9, 9:49 PM by MK_Alex

ONE OF MY FAVORITE MANGA LETS FUCKING GO

May 9, 2:52 PM by irenic

How about ask him to finish Vagabond first?

May 9, 2:21 PM by Confucius

Nice, time to buy all the volumes!
Only downside will be the new Viz logo

May 9, 1:34 PM by Cevoy

Yes! This is best manga ever!!

May 9, 1:01 PM by iggykimi

omg finallyyy i felt like i was gonna wait forever for real to resume :c but im so happy it is!! i missed the characters a lot

May 9, 11:58 AM by pure

holy shit
this might mean vagabond might come back too

May 9, 10:47 AM by Mr_Sakata

This might be a reason to finally pick it up, provided it won't go back on hiatus again.

May 9, 7:17 AM by FMmatron

NICE I haven't read it yet tbh but this is great because
1) this manga that may be great and that I'll read won't remain unfinished
2) it means takehiko inoue might eventualy take back vagabond which I fucking LOVE
nice news from great mangaka

May 9, 4:38 AM by Zehennagel

finally have reason to back into this series. but still, i already have long waiting list.

May 9, 3:18 AM by Kuma

Omg.... Finally.... Damn the wait was long

May 9, 12:33 AM by BorderlandsFan

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