[In honor of the Chicago Blackhawks first Stanley Cup Final appearance…since this manga first came out…and the Philadelphia Flyers improbable journey there]
(Yuke!! Nangoku Hockey-bu) was mangaka Koji Kumeta’s first published serial, which ran to 23 volumes in Shōnen Sunday magazine between 1991 and 1996. During this time his art evolved radically to his current well-known style represented by Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei. It chronicles the saga of one Getto Rando, who brings skills and skates honed in the frozen wastes of Canada to sunny Kyūshū, where for unknown reasons (probably the same reasons there is a team in Tampa Bay) his new high school has a hockey club team. He immediately starts trying to score in more than one sense.
It’s a worth a look for the classic 90’s manga character art, as well as MABOROSHI SHOT!!!
(Please give us feedback on “Sushi Hockey” so we can determine if there’s enough interest to justify continued scanlating…)
Thanks to Suimasen’s resident hockey fan and new translator chaosof99 and typesetter ketsuban for bringing us this new (old) series.
[P.S. WE CUP NOW]
[P.P.S. chaos informs me that he is rooting for the Flyers in the Final (begins 5/29). Being from Chicago, I must refer him back to P.S. above….]