Via John Jakala comes news that Viz Media will
begin serializing preview Takehiko Inoue’s popular basketball manga Slam Dunk in the December issue of Shonen Jump, and then release the paperbacks starting next year.
The announcement was made today at Comic-Con during Viz’s “Shonen Jump: SJ Evolution!” panel.
Voted the No. 1 manga of all time at last year’s Japanese Media Arts Festival, Slam Dunk originally was serialized from 1990 to 1996 in Weekly Shonen Jump, and then collected in 31 volumes.
It has sold more than 100 million copies in Japan.
Viz also confirmed it will serialize Tite Kubo’s Bleach beginning with the November issue of Shonen Jump.