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Robot x Laserbeam

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ROBOT×LASERBEAM
English: Robot x Laserbeam
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 62
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 18, 2017 to Jun 25, 2018
Genre: Sports Sports
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Fujimaki, Tadatoshi (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 6.691 (scored by 36623,662 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #110862
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1769
Members: 8,335
Favorites: 56

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Synopsis

Robato Hatohara is a serious, inflexible, and clueless first-year student at Eiai Academy. His lack of expression and social awareness combined with robotic mannerisms have earned him the nickname "Robo." The only person who enjoys talking to him is Tomoya Nakata—his lone friend and member of the school's golf club. Nakata has tried to recruit Hatohara into the club on several occasions, but failed due to the other's complete disinterest in the sport.

While out at a driving range together, Hatohara hits a shot as straight as a laser beam using Nakata's finicky golf club, achieving a hole-in-one. This stuns his friend as well as Youzan Miura—an up-and-coming young professional golfer whose swing style has earned him the nickname "Samurai." Following a brief case of mistaken identity, Miura and Hatohara find themselves playing against each other, upon which the former learns that the latter is a complete amateur who has no desire to play golf.

Impressed by his opponent's innate talent, Miura requests that Hatohara reach his level and challenge him. With a newfound goal to strive for, the deadpan Hatohara sets off to secure a regular position on Eiai's golf team, in hope of teeing off against his rival again.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

As a part of the JUMP START initiative, the first three chapters of Robot x Laserbeam were published in English in VIZ Media's digital Weekly Shonen Jump on the same day as the Japanese release. After, the series was added to VIZ Media's Weekly Shonen Jump lineup.

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Jan 13, 2019
LordSithaniel (All reviews)
If you ever read or watched any Ganbatte type of anime or manga, this fills all the tropes while bringing only a bit new on the table. I usually like this kind of anime, despite every sports anime is most of the time told in the same way they always have unexpected turns or work in general. Main characters can lose a battle and its always exciting to know more about a different type of sport. Robot x Laserbeam had certainly some flaws but it had a good premise to offer.

It stats off that the main character Robato is basically an autist who is constantly read more
Jul 22, 2021
Sakoori (All reviews)
[Minor Spoilers]

I honestly just picked this up since it got recommended to me on the Jump+ app and I was a fan of the original Kuroko manga to give it a shot. I had no expectations and I felt disappointed by the end of it.

Story and Art: Robot x Laserbeam has a pretty typical sports manga setup (protag is somehow really good at the sport but doesn't care much for it, meets a rival who ignites his passion for said sport). The setup really allowed for this series to continue for longer than the 62 chapters it got, but WSJ is a brutal periodical read more
Jun 25, 2018
khattikeri (All reviews)
Preliminary
I heard that apparently Robot x Laserbeam is getting axed after another chapter or so. And honestly? It doesn't surprise me.

While Tadatoshi Fujimaki hit the jackpot with Kuroko no Basket's success, Robot x Laserbeam doesn't bring anything new to the table. It seems like he's rehashed a lot of tropes and cliches that he's used before, and this manga doesn't really incite any emotion in me. I don't care about any of the characters (except perhaps Youzan) and I'm also not interested in the sport or the matches with how it's being presented either, even though the art is pretty good.

The story started out decently read more
Mar 14, 2018
theo7 (All reviews)
Preliminary
Robot x Laserbeam is like Kuroko no Basket sports-wise. Kuroko no Basket was basketball with superpowers, Robot x Laserbeam is golf with superpowers.

The reason I think Robot x Laserbeam is a bit better than Kuroko no Basket so far is because I enjoy Robo's character more than Kuroko's and Kagami's and in general, so far, it lacks the unnecessary and cringeworthy drama that Kuroko no Basket had.

I also like the fact that the mangaka chose golf because every hole is special in a golf course and many unexpected things can happen as part of the game, allowing the mangaka to write all sorts of read more

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