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Giant Killing

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English: Giant Killing
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 11, 2007 to ?
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Sports Sports
Theme: Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Tsunamoto, Masaya (Story), Tsujitomo (Art)


Score: 8.001 (scored by 40034,003 users)
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Ranked: #7492
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Popularity: #1554
Members: 12,656
Favorites: 336

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Giant Killing
Volume 1


East Tokyo United has been struggling in Japan's top football league for a few years. In an effort to improve their performance, ETU hires a new coach, the slightly eccentric Tatsumi Takeshi. Tatsumi was once a star player on ETU before abandoning the team, but has proven himself as manager of an English amateur team. The task won't be easy as the teams pitted against ETU have bigger budgets and better players. However, Tatsumi is an expert at Giant Killing.

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Giant Killing has been digitally published in English by Kodansha USA since March 7, 2017.

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Mar 7, 2010
Preliminary (Unknown/? eps)
Giant Killing is like Slam Dunk meets football (or soccer to Americans) from the Manager's point of view; a former local superstar who is scouted and transferred to a European club comes back as a coach to the team where he reached the height of his fame as a player.

The series has everything you'd want from a sports manga: relentless action, budding bromance, character development/growth, and best of all, this is one of the rare sports mangas where characters don't rely on gimmicks to excel in the sport. (see: Prince of Tennis)

The plot and the characters are very well crafted; the author also did a ...
Jan 12, 2019
Preliminary (296/? eps)
Giant killing is an actual soccer manga, unlike most of the bullshit soccer mangas such as captain tsubasa or inazuma eleven. Instead of focusing on just one player who is so awesome that he will make his club win champions league (pun intended), it focuses on each player on and off the bench, the managers, the fans and most importantly, the coach. It really shines in story and character development, and there are some moments which can make you sad, even cry. For any true soccer and manga fan, this is a must read, no other manga in this genre even comes close.
Jun 23, 2010
Preliminary (Unknown/? eps)
ETU is in deep trouble. A poor football team like that has hardly any hopes for recovery if the players lose will to fight. When the team is on verge of completely falling into despair, the last resort shows up on the horizon – hiring a new manager, that is, but not just some chance manager. Takeshi Tatsumi used to be praised as a genius footballer back in the old days. He, however, retired after a successful career and ended up managing a team in England. And now the ex-star of ETU picks up the gauntlet, returning to Japan as a coach of his former ...

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