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"Haikyuu!!" manga series exceeds 50 million copies in circulation
November 2, 2020 at 12:50 PM PHT (GMT +8)
The official Twitter account of Haruichi Furudate's "Haikyuu!!" manga series has announced on Monday that the hit sports volleyball manga series has exceeded 50 million copies in circulation. The author and his team behind the series also showed their appreciation to the fans who supported the manga until the end of such a long serialization period. The latest and the final 45th volume of the manga ships on November 4.
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The Haikyuu!! manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate was serialized in Shueisha Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2012 to July 2020, with its chapters collected in forty-five tankōbon volumes where its final and 45th volume shipping on Wednesday. The manga won the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen manga in 2016. As of May 2020, Haikyu!! had over 38 million copies in print.
An anime television series adaptation by Production I.G aired from April 2014 to September 2014, with 25 episodes. A second season aired from October 2015 to March 2016, with 25 episodes. A third season aired from October 2016 to December 2016, with 10 episodes. A fourth season was announced during the Jump Festa '19 and was planned for release in two cours, the first cour of 13 episodes aired from January to April 2020, and the second cour of 12 episodes which will premiere in October 2020.
Apart from the manga and TV anime adaptations, the series was also adapted into several films, a radio drama program, spin-off series, stage plays, OVAs and video games.