‘Hitman Reborn!’ Creator is Drawing a Manga About Hockey

Japanese creators have a penchant for writing thrilling sports stories. This season alone is showcasing badminton (Hanebado) and beach volleyball (Harukana Receive). But one sport is always being neglected: hockey.


Akira Amano, who is known for creating Reborn! and ēIDLIVE, is writing a one-shot manga about the sport. Not much is known, other than it’s titled HOT and it will debut on August 6 in Weekly Shonen Jump. Viz Media is simul-publishing the manga in the English version of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Who knows, if Amano’s manga is popular enough it could lead to interest in the sport like Slam Dunk (basketball) and Haikyuu!! (boys’ volleyball) did to their respective sports.

SOURCEComic Natalie
Aaron Magulick
Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry.
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