Manga scheduled to return on October 27
The official Twitter account for Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine announced on Wednesday that Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura‘s Blue Lock soccer manga is taking a break due to artist Nomura’s sudden illness. The magazine’s 45th issue did not publish a new chapter of the manga on Wednesday. The manga is scheduled to resume in the magazine’s 48th issue on October 27.
Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team struggles to regroup. But what’s missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win. The Japan Football Union is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match…and to do so, they’ve gathered 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team…and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?
Kaneshiro and Nomura launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in August 2018. Kodansha published the manga’s 15th compiled book volume on August 17, and it will publish the 16th volume on October 15. The volumes have over 4.5 million copies printed. The manga won the Best Shōnen Manga award in Kodansha‘s 45th annual Manga Awards earlier this year.
The manga is inspiring a television anime that will premiere in 2022.
Source: Weekly Shōnen Magazine‘s Twitter account