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Baby Steps


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Baby Steps
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
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 30,072 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #5652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #967
Members: 56,438
Favorites: 404
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Episodes: /25

Synopsis

Diligent and methodical honor student Eiichirou Maruo decides to exercise more during the little free time he has available because he is worried about his health. For this reason, after seeing a flyer, he joins the Southern Tennis Club at the beginning of his freshman year.

During his free trial at the club, he meets Natsu Takasaki, another first year student, who is determined on becoming a professional tennis player due to her love for the sport. In contrast, Eiichirou's study-oriented life exists because he believes that it is what he has to do, not because he enjoys it. However, his monotonous days come to an end as the more he plays tennis, the more he becomes fascinated by it.

Baby Steps is the story of a boy who makes the most of his hard-working and perfectionist nature to develop his own unique playing style. Little by little, Eiichirou's skills begin to improve, and he hopes to stand on equal footing with tennis' best players.

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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
Egawa, Takuma
Egawa, Takuma
Supporting
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Fukazawa, Yukichi
Fukazawa, Yukichi
Supporting
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro

Staff

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


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

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



More reviewsReviews

coffeeworld
Jun 16, 2014
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.
To put it simple for the overall about Baby Steps, it is one of the best, or a Masterpiece in Sports genre in Anime and a MASTERPIECE IN TENNIS. I'm not exaggerating, I'm telling the truth. If you are a fan or Realistic or sports anime then you'll probably love this show.

Honestly the animation is read more
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Stark700
Sep 21, 2014
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, 2015
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
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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