Well, it seems that eigoMANGA has finally decided when they’ll release Swipa the Fox. Now we’ll finally get to see how real-life basketball play De’Aaron Fox does in a fictional story…where he also plays basketball. But in a fantasy setting. And yes, this is a fantasy story, despite the manga’s claims of being a sci-fi story. After all, no one could really get sucked into a video game in any kind of sci-fi setting.

De’Aaron Fox About to See Some Action

"Swipa the Fox" cover art.
My only question here is: why do you need a suit with glowing lights to play basketball?

eigoMANGA is proud to announce the release date for Swipa the Fox, a new original English manga starring the real-life NBA point guard playing for the Sacrament Kings: De’Aaron Fox. Apparently, we’ll get to see Mr. Fox in his manga adventure on June 15, 2022. As of this writing, that’s only a little over 2 months away, so it’s not that long to wait. At least, not in comparison to something like Subnautica 3 or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, but that’s a whole other subject.

If you want to read Swipa the Fox for yourself, then you can preorder it on PREVIEWS World or Comic Distro. The manga has a retail price of $3.99.

Swipa the Fox: Details

"Swipa the Fox" preview page 1.
I guess using a HUD isn’t cheating if everyone else is using one, but why?

Swipa the Fox is a rather oddball manga idea that just happens to star De’Aaron Fox. This original English-language manga features Natashia McGough Clarke and Nnamdi Ikeakor as the writers, with Paulo Sampaio as the artist. The manga itself is a weird mix of genres, ranging from pseudo-science fiction to fantasy to sports. The last one is a given since Mr. Fox is a basketball player, after all, and he has to play fantasy basketball for this plot to work.

"Swipa the Fox" preview page 2.
See, why can’t people play basketball like normal here?

The official synopsis of Swipa the Fox from eigoMANGA has a bit more to say about the subject. You can check it out below:

“De’Aaron Fox accidentally ventures into a basketball video game metaverse while his video game counterpart causes havoc in the real world. De’Aaron has to harness all of his world-class basketball skills to play his way out of the digital game and return to reality.

“Swipa The Fox” aims to delve into a fascinating story that combines basketball and artificial intelligence. Through many twists and turns, the reader goes on a journey with De’Aaron and follows his efforts to return back to the real world and in turn, send his video game counterpart back into the digital game. This is a story of strength, warring wits, self-discovery, and the battle between artificial intelligence and the human spirit.”

"Swipa the Fox" preview page 3.
So many sparkles. Is this secretly a shojo manga?

Source: PREVIEWS World, Comic Distro