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.
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.
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