Kodoani.com – The 8th issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine announced on Monday that the manga “Ekiden Danshi Project” (Men’s Long-Distance Relay Race Project) by Shin Takahashi will be on hiatus, but is expected to return this spring. The manga previously went on hiatus in July 2023 and returned on fall of the same year.
Takahashi launched the manga in Weekly Big Comic Spirits in May 2022, and Shogakukan published the manga’s third compiled book volume on December 27. In 2018, Takahashi announced that he would create a manga about the racing ekiden in college, and plans to release it in 2019.
The manga’s story focuses on Hayata, a runner who takes advantage of an opportunity to join a private university’s long-distance relay team and receives a full scholarship from the school. During the member recruitment process, Hayata and other athletes, interested in joining the team, participated in a half marathon, with a team formed on the spot. However, the camaraderie is not very united.