Ranked #552
Baby Steps (Manga)

Baby Steps

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Japanese: ベイビーステップ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 17, 2007 to ?
Authors: Katsuki, Hikaru (Story & Art)


Score: 8.191 (scored by 2886 users)
Ranked: #5522
Popularity: #591
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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 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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Oct 1, 2012
This is a review of this manga from the start to latest chapter.(Around 129)
I will re-edit it when this manga is complete or near completion.

I will also be trying to avoid spoiling as much as possible so sorry if some things may seem vague.

When it comes to sports manga it seems you either love it or hate it. Not a lot of us may have an interest in some sports whether it be football, swimming, baseball or tennis or maybe we do but just not in that specific sport. In order to win the crowd over when it comes to sports manga and read more
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Sep 27, 2014
This manga attracted me because the main character, like us, is a novice at tennis, or at least I am. Therefore the reader learns about tennis alongside Maruo (maincharacter), who is a beginner to tennis.

The story itself is simple. Maruo is introduced to tennis, decides to do it, and we read along, as simple as that.
The pace of the manga is nice. One does not have to read many chapters before Maruo has his first official match. While Maruo's training is present in the manga, it does not get boring to read and as mentioned we readers learn alongside Maruo there is always something read more
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User Recommendations

Both about Tennis!!
Both are sport manga where main character looks kind of weak, but he has special qualities that make him very good. Loads of action going on during matches. Good art in both of them. Kuroko is about basketball and Baby Steps is about tennis. Kuroko is more action-packed while Baby Step has more romance.

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