Yuuki-kun was one of the star players on his junior high school team; along with his childhood friend Shinichi. Due to a promise that he made with his female childhood friend Miyuki, Yuuki-kun has decided to take the long road to the J League by joining a normal school club and winning tournaments, instead of taking recommendations like Shinichi did....
When he checks the club of his selected school, the best club in the country; he quickly notices that the club is completely devoid of any members except for a weird girl that goes by the name of the Fujisaki Rin. She along with her friend Ayane seem to have driven everyone out of the team....
But is it really that Rin and Ayane want to dissolve the soccer club? Or could they possible want something else? And just what is exactly the promise that Yuuki did with his childhood friends? Well, regardless of the answers it seems that Yuuki isn't in for a smooth sailing, as he completely seems to have fallen into Fujisaki's hands...
First things first...
This is a shonen - seinen ecchi, so... plot and fanservice for teenies, but it is uncensored, meaning 18+ (seinen).
The main theme of this manga is football ( or soccer ). Mixed with a lot of comedy and fanservice. But it is really unrealistic. In terms of football themed plot, there a lot of mangas which did this better. As a footballplayer, I was just shaking my head in the beginning of the manga. The games/matches are more focused on entertaining the reader, leaving the realistic aspect behind( at least they didn't shout out some pokemon attack names when kicking the
ball ;) ).
On the other hand, the comedic aspect was really well done. I enjoyed everything that happened. Was it the boob – football matches or the no-panty-training.
Ok, don't give up hope now, because later on, as the story progresses the matches become more realistic and have real “plot”. (Doest change the fact that there were weird tactics and moves)
Stereotypes everywhere. Innocent male MC (badass if it's about football), nympho-like female MC, big breasted support character, kuudere second female MC. If they took this cast and put it into an other typical ecchi-comedy manga, it wouldn't make a difference.
*Spoiler* *Maybe not a real spoiler, since it is obvious"
The stars in this manga are the opposing football teams. I like it how the dudes look really badass and pumped up, but somehow manage to loose against a group of girls and a maybe 5 foot tall boy.
More than half of the girls are new too football.
Published about 5 years ago and it still looks really good.
I hate to judge art, because.... I can't draw like that. The only way I can somehow judge it, is to compare it to other mangas. And I have to say, being published in 2008, it can hold up to the mangas which are published around now. Of course those today look better, but I mean come on, 5 years is a long time. Look at the difference between 1998 and 2003... worlds between them.
It is hilarious. A mix of fanservice, comedy and football. Because of that, it is somehow unique.
The matches are entertaining and have a non dramatic vibe. The story has no deep plot or any kind of important story background (this changes as the story progresses). Perfect for reading without using your brain ;).
A little extra note :
I am an online reader, which means I only have access to chapters which are published in the internet. 2010 was the first chapter uploaded for us internet users. The newest chapter was out on 28th of april 2013.