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Yusuke Murata Drops Announcement Anime For Eyeshield 21 Manga’s New One-Shot Chapter

Yusuke Murata animated a new video for his previous manga, Eyeshield 21, which he revealed on his official Twitter account on June 6, 2023. The video was created to announce a new one-shot chapter, which will be released to commemorate the manga’s 21st anniversary.

The new one-shot is titled ‘BRAINxBRAVE‘. The release date is yet to be revealed.

Murata had uploaded a preliminary version of the video, as it contained no audio or sound effects.

He also revealed that a completed version of the announcement video will be uploaded once the schedule date for the one-shot is confirmed.

Eyeshield 21 is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. The manga was originally serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from July 2002 to June 2009.

The manga consists of 333 chapters collected into 37 tankobon volumes.

Eyeshield 21

An anime adaptation consisting of 145 television episodes was co-produced by TV Tokyo, NAS, and Gallop. The television series first aired on Japan’s TV Tokyo network from April 2005 to March 2008.

The Eyeshield 21 franchise has spawned two original video animations (OVAs), audio albums, video games, and other merchandise.

MAL describes the plot of the manga as:

Timid, diminutive, and frequently the target of bullies, Sena Kobayakawa has just enrolled at Deimon Private High School. When he angers a group of delinquents by refusing to act as their errand boy, he makes an incredibly speedy getaway, an ability he has developed through years of running from his tormentors.

Youichi Hiruma—the demonic captain of the Deimon Devil Bats football team—happens to be nearby, and seeing Sena’s “golden legs” at work, forcibly recruits him as a running back despite Sena’s desire to be team manager instead. Made to don the number 21 jersey and a special helmet to hide his identity as a player, Sena becomes “Eyeshield 21,” the team’s closely guarded secret weapon. Soon he realizes his love for the sport, and aims to help the Devil Bats reach the Christmas Bowl, the high school football championship

Source: Twitter