In the most recent edition of Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine, the eagerly anticipated 42nd issue did not feature a new installment of Satoru Noda’s DOGSRED ice hockey manga, leaving fans disappointed on September 14. Noda’s absence from the issue was due to a much-needed one-week hiatus prompted by his worsening bicep tendonitis.
The manga is slated to make its triumphant return in the forthcoming 43rd issue, which will hit stands on Thursday. However, a concerning announcement accompanied this news: Noda will be taking more intermittent breaks in the future to address the chronic pain stemming from his tendonitis, with the primary goal being to maintain the manga’s quality.
Noda embarked on this manga journey with the launch of DOGSRED in Weekly Young Jump on July 27. In prior revelations by the magazine, Noda was gearing up to relaunch his Supinamarada! ice hockey sports manga. The Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper had also reported its debut for the spring of 2023. Interestingly, Weekly Young Jump referred to this as a “recreation” of the series, and eagle-eyed fans noted that the jersey number 66 remains consistent for characters in both the old and new manga.
The original Supinamarada! manga, anchored in the heart of Tomakomai, Hokkaido, revolves around Rō Shirakawa, an accomplished ice skater and aspiring Olympian. However, his dreams take an unexpected turn when a family tragedy forces him to reevaluate his path. Enter the Genma brothers, avid hockey players, who introduce him to the exhilarating world of ice sports.
Supinamarada! marked Noda’s debut work prior to the monumental success of Golden Kamuy. Commencing in Young Jump back in July 2011, the series concluded its run in November 2012, with Shueisha compiling the content into six volumes.
Satoru Noda’s journey continued with the launch of Golden Kamuy in Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine in 2014, a narrative adventure that captivated readers until its conclusion in April 2022.
Source | Weekly Young Jump issue 42