Baby Steps 2nd Season

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Synonyms: Baby Steps Second Season
Japanese: ベイビーステップ 第2シリーズ
German: Baby Steps Saison 2
Spanish: Baby Steps Temporada 2
French: Baby Steps Saison 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2015 to Sep 20, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:30 (JST)
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.011 (scored by 5504255,042 users)
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Ranked: #6142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2232
Members: 91,520
Favorites: 313

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After having decided to play tennis at the professional level, Eiichirou Maruo now needs to convince his parents to support his decision. To do so, he makes a wager: if he cannot win the All-Japan Junior Tennis Tournament, he will give up on his dream. However, he will need to improve his skills quickly if he wants to qualify for the tournament and have any chance of defeating the best players in the country. For this reason, his new coach Ryuuhei Aoi suggests that Eiichirou travel abroad to train at the Florida Tennis Academy.

Baby Steps 2nd Season takes the action to America as Eiichirou begins his two-week training program, getting a taste of what tennis is like outside of Japan. With this exciting experience awaiting him, Eiichirou hopes that his training will get him closer to his goal of becoming a professional player.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Murata, Masahiko
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Murayama, Kiyoshi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Believe in yourself" by Mao Abe (阿部 真央)

Ending Theme

"Yume no Tsuzuki (夢のつづき)" by Ganbare! Victory (がんばれ!Victory)

Episode Videos


Oct 17, 2015
"I used to think Maruo was the insecure type who isn't capable of having big dreams. But that's not right. He's the type to have countless smaller dreams that he can achieve perfectly, one by one. They may be small individually, but as they keep coming true, they quickly become one huge dream."

Baby Steps is a realistic, mentally engaging sports anime. It's well paced and subtle in its delivery of drama and romance, preferring to focus on the physical and mental aspects of playing tennis. The show has a good use of inner-monologues to display realistic and intriguing thought processes of each character throughout the ...
Sep 20, 2015
I've only done review for poor shows so now here's a good one. After the experiencing the incredibly strange and very disappointing Prince of Tennis, I was hesitant to pick up another tennis series. But after marathoning a slightly slow but promising first season, I continue into the even better second season of Baby Steps

Story and Characters:
Maruo Eiichiro continues on his path to professional tennis, having only just started playing 2 years previously. Maruo goes to THE LAND OF THE FREE, to do some training and improve. The show keeps things interesting and continues to show how he grows and improves at the sport. In ...
Jan 27, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Baby Steps oftentimes gets praised for being one of the most realistic sport anime out there. This point stems from the fact that all the moves MC pulls out are thought out and explained in a rather elaborate manner, and we see everyone, not just main character, struggle to get better match after match. Yet, everyone seems to forget that Eichiro - as talented and as gifted as he may be - has only been playing tennis for so long. If you wish to thread the line of realism, it's impossible for him to beat people who have been playing tennis their whole lives.

On ...

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