Sho, Tatsuya and Daichi have been invited to try out for an all-star team that will compete on an international level. New rivals and old gather to vie for spots on the select team, but for Sho, its gut-check time when he realizes that his technical skills are on the bottom end of the curve. Will he be able to make the cut?
Daisuke Higuchi's manga career began in 1992 when the artist was honored with third prize in the 43rd Osamu Tezuka Award. In that same year, Higuchi debuted as creator of a romantic action story titled Itaru. In 1998, Weekly Shonen Jump began serializing Whistle! Higuchi's realistic football manga became an instant hit with readers and eventually inspired an anime series, debuting on Japanese TV in May of 2002. The artist is currently working on yet-to-be-published new series.