Professional basketball twins Robin and Brooke Lopez have now officially posted the first chapter of the Transition Game manga. Other names behind the series include their older brother Christopher Lopez, and manga creator Katsumi Tatsuzawa. This chapter post comes as a follow-up to the initial announcement of the series on July 30 and August 4.
The announcement of the manga has been something long coming. Robin Lopez confirmed in an interview with Fox that they were initially working on this project a couple of years ago. He also confirmed that many other players have an interest in starting their own comic series as well.
The Lopez Brothers and Transition Game
Transition Game is a full-colored basketball manga. Here is the description:
the story of Kameron Ford, a 15 year old American basketball prodigy living in Stuttgart Germany with his mother, a US Naval Officer and his two younger brothers. When Kam’s mother is suddenly promoted, it causes the fmaily to uproot everything, and move half a world away to a remote island posting in the Okinawa Prefecture of Japan. Feeling alone and unsure of how to adjust to life in his new home, Kam takes solace in his main love basketball, but ‘Do they even play basketball here?'”
Katsumi Tatsuzawa was the former assistant of Takehiko Inoue. They both worked together to create the Slam Dunk manga series, which also has a basketball-centered plot. Inoue himself even took to Twitter to congratulate Robin on the teaser announcement of their new series.
I'm excited you and your brothers' manga comes out. That's so cool and Kam's journey must be exciting! @k_tatsuz 's artwork is amazing as well.
Thank you for letting me know that you and your brothers grew up with manga.
It's an absolute pleasure for me.
— 井上雄彦 Inoue Takehiko (@inouetake) August 2, 2021
Transition Game’s first chapter is on sale for $3 on the official website. The chapter is 55 pages long and is available in English, Japanese, and Chinese. Christopher Lopez is in charge of writing the story, while Robin and Brook are the producers.
There is no posted release date schedule for future chapters. Do you have an interest in reading Transition Game? Be sure to let us know down below!