One Punch Man Artist Yusuke Murata Posts Updated Version of Eyeshield 21 Anime Short

© Yusuke Murata, Village Studio

One Punch Man manga artist Yusuke Murata has posted an updated sound version of his 43-second anime short of Eyeshield 21, with newly added background music. Murata previously uploaded a soundless version of the short this past June. 

The updated video also includes an announcement for his new one-shot manga BRAIN x BRAVE, which will soon be released on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ service.

Village Studio handled the animation production for the anime short, which is directed by Murata himself. The short commemorates the 21st anniversary of his and Riichirou Inagaki‘s Eyeshield 21 manga series. Murata also teased an upcoming one-shot announcement for the anniversary. 

Murata previously directed and animated a 107-second One-Punch Man anime short in September 2021 with Village Studio. He is currently working on an original anime project titled Zaiyuki at the same studio, as well as another original animation project. 

Murata and Inagaki published Eyeshield 21 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from July 23, 2002 to June 15, 2009. A total of 37 tankoubon volumes were released in total. 

The manga also inspired a 145-episode television anime series from Gallop that aired from April 6, 2005 to March 19, 2008. Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video, while Crunchyroll is streaming the anime series.

eyeshield 21 manga volume one cover
© Yusuke Murata, Riichirou Inagaki

Viz Media released the manga in North America and describes the synopsis as:

Wimpy Sena Kobayakawa has been running away from bullies all his life. But when the football gear comes on, things change — Sena’s speed and uncanny ability to elude big bullies just might give him what it takes to become a great high school football hero!

Source: Yusuke Murata Official Twitter Account

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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