Ranked #554
Baby Steps

Baby Steps

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ベイビーステップ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.971 (scored by 18949 users)
Ranked: #5542
Popularity: #1075
Members: 36,286
Favorites: 197
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2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.

Synopsis

Maruo Eiichirou (Ei-Chan), a first year honor student, one day decides he's unhappy with the way things are and lacks exercise. He finds a flyer for the Tennis Club and decides to check it out. He's instantly captivated by it.

With no prior experience and poor physical conditioning, join Ei-Chan as he embarks on a tennis journey using his smarts, dedication, and work ethic.

(Source: One Manga)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Maruo, Eiichirou
Maruo, Eiichirou
Main
Murata, Taishi
Japanese
Murata, Taishi
Takasaki, Natsu
Takasaki, Natsu
Main
Kotobuki, Minako
Japanese
Kotobuki, Minako
Fukazawa, Yukichi
Fukazawa, Yukichi
Supporting
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro
Egawa, Takuma
Egawa, Takuma
Supporting
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke

Staff

Murata, Masahiko
Murata, Masahiko
Director
Takakuwa, Hajime
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Takegami, Junki
Takegami, Junki
Script
Takahashi, Natsuko
Takahashi, Natsuko
Script

More episodes Episodes(0/25)

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Opening Theme

"Believe in yourself" by Mao Abe (阿部真央)

Ending Theme

"Baby Steps (ベイビーステップ)" by Babyraids (ベイビーレイズ)



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coffeeworld
Jun 16, 2014 3:19 AM
This anime is not an ordinary or Cliché Sports anime. To tell you the truth, despite having a low score and bad picture displayed, I know you know what I mean you really wondered why too. But if you watch this anime It's too far from your expectation.

Honestly the animation is good, sound is good, enjoyment is pretty good, Realistic story is pretty damn good. Yeah, you will wondered why, why you can't stop watching every episode.

That's because it's realistic, unlike other Sports anime that you will wondered why they are already a good player and even already good player in just short read more
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Stark700
Sep 21, 2014 11:43 AM
Watching Baby Steps is like trying to learn how to ride a bike, an activity that may seem hard at first but will find its way eventually if you put your efforts through. But a bike isn’t without rules and similarly, Baby Steps has its own guidelines when it comes to tennis. For Maruo Eiichirou, a straight A-student, almost everything he has done in his life came with effort in order to become successful. And that’s no understatement when he has earned nicknames such as “All-A”. However, one thing he lack is a dream, a real goal in his life. After a faithful encounter one read more
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Compete
Jan 1, 1:01 PM
To be completely honest, I can’t begin to comprehend the lack of popularity surrounding Baby Steps. The title Baby Steps may often make people prolong watching this sensational series or even drop it completely. Baby Steps art style can push people away from watching it, but once you get past the art style you will be be engaged in this show.

I will not go into full detail of the story, and will try to make this review nice and short.

This series is typically about an honour student Maruo Eiichirou, (also called Ei-chan for his exceedingly high grades) and he is living an unhappy life. read more
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Davi3d
Sep 5, 2014 9:13 PM
I've seen several sports-themed anime, and in my opinion this one of the two or three best.

To me, one of the most attractive aspects of this story is the method by which the protagonists attain their expertise at the sport. Not a single character spends time meditating by standing under a waterfall. No one ever packs up camping gear and hikes to remote areas in distant mountains for training (defeating bears and wildcats along the way.) There is not a single "secret" or "special" move that "magically defeats one's opponent.

What stands out is the main character's ability to analyze not only his read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Hajime no Ippo
Fully agree with all the others recommending Ippo. This is the nearest anime ever to the excitement and hero's journey that is played out in Ippo. Although one is boxing and the other is tennis, the methodical training, characters and epic moments are all there.

It won't disappoint. 
reportRecommended by roflman79
Anime: Prince of Tennis
Royoma in prince of tennis is a prodigy and practiced his whole life. He is smart and know's allot.

Eiichirou has only done it for a year but has the skills to just like him. Just as goo as Royoma.

The series is about both tennis prodigy's who shows them all wrong and practice to be stronger. Watch them both^^. The series is different with what kind of anime it is but there are both good to watch. 
reportRecommended by EminG
Anime: Haikyuu!!
The main theme for both series is the realism. Main characters from both series are beginners in their sports. Hinata=Vollyball and Maruo=Tennis. They wil grow stronger throughout the series. Great characters who support the main characters. You will learn a great deal about said sport in both series. Currently airing this year. 
reportRecommended by AnimeFan500
Anime: Yowamushi Pedal
Both have characters that are Beginners to sports. Through sheer will and hard work the character improves quickly one is in racing bikes and the other in tennis. Both characters have something unique about them one is an otaku and one is an expert note taker. I really enjoy both and if you have seen one, you definitely want to see the other. 
reportRecommended by Glamrgrl104
Anime: Bakuman.
Both MC's are trying to be the best at what they love to do
Both series involve friends that help the MC get better and become the best
Both MC's are intelligent and try different ways to achieve their goal
The two series have Romance, comedy, school life, elements  
reportRecommended by Mastodynia
Anime: Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru and Baby Steps give off a similar feeling as you're watching the show, in these series our main characters are joining a club, Karuta and Tennis. However, Chihayafuru is focused on Karuta, it is also largely focuses on romance. 
reportRecommended by Nikoru-san

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