VIZ Media delivers the Kuroko’s Basketball manga series with the launch of Volume 1 on August 2, 2016.
The series was created by Tadatoshi Fujimaki and has become a global sensation. Kuroko’s Basketball is rated “T” for Teens and will debut in 2-in-1 omnibus editions under the Shonen Jump imprint with a print MSRP of $16.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. Kuroko’s Basketball also launches digitally on August 2, 2016 on VIZManga.com and will be available via the VIZ Manga App, as well as the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future omnibus editions of the ongoing series will be published in English on a bi-monthly basis.
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.
“Kuroko’s Basketball has been really popular in Japan, having sold more than 30 million copies, and overseas fans have been clamoring for it for quite some time now,” says John Bae, Editor. “There will be no time-outs taken while working on this series with 2-in-1 omnibus volumes released every two months. Look out for the excitement hitting streets this summer!”
Manga creator Tadatoshi Fujimaki made his debut in 2007 in Akamaru Jump with Kuroko’s Basketball, which was later serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. It quickly gained popularity and was also adapted into an anime series in 2012.