A sequel to the manga was announced in the “chapter” of the Shakunetsu no Idol Musume side story
Kodoani.com – Manga creator Yagura Asano launched “chapter 0” of a new manga on Takeshobo’s Storia Dash website on February 24 with the title Shakunetsu no Idol Musume (Scorching Idol Girls), obviously alluding to the old series Scorching Ping Pong Girls (Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume). At the end of the chapter, it is revealed that the manga is a spin-off leading to a new sequel to Scorching Ping Pong Girls titled Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume Reburn!!, which will premiere on April 28.
Chapter Shakunetsu no Idol Musume is set at an all-girls high school called Teikoku Private School, and focuses on the school’s newspaper reporter Mogami, a conservative and traditional girl who disapproves of the idol group. Her school’s famous Black Swan school statue. The Black Swans are a strange idol group that also operates as the school’s ping-pong team, and is led by center idol/table tennis player Kuroba Hakurogi. Mogami was assigned to write a featured article about the Black Swan, and from Kuroba discovered that the origin of the Black Swan was because Kuroba wanted to make the school’s table tennis team uniform more beautiful. It turned out that Kuroba was extremely dedicated to table tennis, and Mogami followed her to a match.
Mogami is revealed to have practiced ping pong very hard on his own before giving up on it. Kuroba’s victory inspired her to declare her love for it again. Mogami relays the result of the match to her sister, who is revealed to be Agari Kamiya, revealing Mogami to be Agari’s older sister. The story then shifts to Agari and the other characters from Suzumegahara in Scorching Ping Pong Girls.
Asano launched the original Scorching Ping Pong Girls manga in Shueisha’s Jump SQ magazine in 2013, and moved the manga to the Tonari no Young Jump web magazine after Jump SQ. 19 ended publication in February 2015. The manga ended abruptly in February 2019, and Shueisha published seven compiled book volumes for the manga.
By the time the manga ended, Asano said that they weren’t sure about finding another place to immediately continue drawing or start a new work entirely, but vowed not to give up. The author wanted to say more, but did not do so now because such “unnecessary comments” would only devalue the work.
The manga follows Koyori Tsumuzikaze and Agari Kamiya as they enter the world of girls’ high school table tennis.
The series adapted an October-December 2016 television anime by director Yasuhiro Irie and studio Kinema Citrus.