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Baby Steps 2nd Season


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Baby Steps Second Season
Japanese: ベイビーステップ 第2シリーズ

Information

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: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.201 (scored by 20,951 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #3052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1460
Members: 36,184
Favorites: 184
8.20
Ranked #305Popularity #1460Members 36,184
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Episodes: /25

Synopsis

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

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
Abe, Mao
Abe, Mao
Theme Song Performance
Ganbare! Victory
Ganbare! Victory
Theme Song Performance
Katsuki, Hikaru
Katsuki, Hikaru
Original Creator


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

rasenshiruken973
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."
- Episode 4.

Baby Steps is a realistic, mentally engaging sports anime. It's well paced and subtle in its delivery of drama and romance, preferring to put the main focus on the actual game of tennis. This is essentially what makes this show so good, because tennis itself is a very interesting sport. There read more
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MAND4
Jan 27, 2016
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 read more
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Shiro4
Oct 20, 2015
An Almost Too Deep Vision of Tennis Hinders Character Development.

Story - 8
Story and characters go hand in hand. What helps or hurts one can also help or hurt the other. This story follows a "I must get better to win" concept that is at the competitive heart of most sports anime.

What it tries to do, it does well, but it doesn't try to do enough. The knowledge of tennis I gained from watching is really incredible. I went from knowing almost nothing to really understanding on a deep level what actual pros might think about during a match.

There are enough surprises and changes of pace read more
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RevenirXV
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 read more
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