Get ready for a fumble-free touchdown, because the legendary Eyeshield 21 is back on the field for a special one-shot chapter in celebration of its 21st anniversary! This exciting news was announced on December 21st, 2023, the birthday of the series’ protagonist, Sena Kobayakawa, and sent fans into a frenzy of excitement.
The one-shot chapter, titled “BRAIN x BRAVE,” is a collaboration between the original series creators, Riichiro Inagaki and Yusuke Murata. Murata, who is also known for his work on One-Punch Man, created a stunning 43-second anime short to commemorate the anniversary and tease the upcoming one-shot. The short features the iconic characters of Eyeshield 21 in action, showcasing Murata’s signature dynamic art style.
The one-shot chapter itself is set to be 55 pages long and will be featured in the upcoming Weekly Shonen Jump issue #9 on January 29, 2024. This is a significant date, as it marks exactly 21 years since the original Eyeshield 21 manga began serialization. The chapter will also boast a center-color page, adding to the celebratory atmosphere.
The plot of “BRAIN x BRAVE” remains under wraps, but Inagaki has hinted that it will be a “new story” that takes place after the events of the original manga. This has left fans speculating about what kind of challenges Sena and the Devil Bats will face in this new chapter. Will they be up against a new rival team? Will Sena finally get to play in the NFL? Only time will tell!
The return of Eyeshield 21, even in the form of a one-shot, is a cause for celebration for fans of the series. Eyeshield 21 was a groundbreaking sports manga that captivated readers with its high-octane action, lovable characters, and inspiring story of overcoming adversity. It has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and spawned a successful anime adaptation.
So, whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to the world of Eyeshield 21, be sure to mark your calendars for January 29th and prepare to witness the return of Sena Kobayakawa and the Devil Bats! This one-shot is sure to be a touchdown of nostalgia and excitement for fans of all ages.
Here are some additional details about the Eyeshield 21 21st anniversary one-shot:
- The one-shot will be available in both Japanese and English.
- There are currently no plans for a full-fledged Eyeshield 21 sequel.