Sayonara Football
Sayonara, Football
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Sayonara Football

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Synonyms: She is a cute footballer!
Japanese: さよならフットボール
English: Sayonara, Football
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 20, 2009 to Aug 20, 2010
Genres: Romance Romance, Sports Sports
Themes: School School, Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Magazine E-no
Authors: Arakawa, Naoshi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.031 (scored by 15931,593 users)
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Ranked: #83032
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Popularity: #5291
Members: 3,869
Favorites: 7


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Sayonara, Football
Volume 1


Onda Nozomi is in her second year on the middle school soccer team but has yet to play a single game because she is a girl. Growing up playing soccer, she has the technical skills, endurance and the elegance. However, as a girl, she can't overcome the physical difference and she can see all her male teammates that she grew up playing soccer with get further and further away from her. Even her younger brother, Junpei, who is also on the team, is starting to rise above her. Coach Samejima sees that Nozomi is an amazing player but because soccer is such a physical sport, he can't let her play. Nozomi isn't the kind of girl that just gives up so she practices harder than anyone and drives the team in the hopes of one day playing in a game.

(Source: MU)


Sayonara, Football was digitally published in English by Kodansha Comics USA on July 12, 2016.


Onda, Nozomi
Echizen, Sawa
Takei, Kaoru
Samejima, Kouzou
Onda, Junpei
Tani, Yasuaki
Yamada, Tetsuji


Nov 20, 2016
Nobody has written a review of this? I guess this shall be my first Review ;)

This series is rather short, but honestly very enjoyable! I like the characters and Onda's determination is very inspiring~! It deals with the whole Girls vs. Boys, and "who's stronger" kind of factor that we have in real life. The fact that despite age, boys do become physically taller and stronger then girls and Onda's whole inner conflict us with that realization and wanting to prove she can battle against them atleast one more time. It's honestly one of my favorite Soccer mangas and short mangas.
Jun 16, 2020
Okay, that's a really good history

I've never seen an female protagonist in a soccer history, I really loved it, Onda is such a nice character.

This series used a bunch of cliches, buts they are pretty well worked. So it's really not a problem, anyways you can read it in one night and it's worth.

Some points didn't have the deserved ending, but I'll let them passa because I know there's a series of Onda on High School releasing today (Sayonara, watashi no cramer). But you don't have to worry about having to read the new series, this one have a good closure and it's a history ...
Mar 8, 2019
For a manga consisting of only two volumes, it's good, but if you are expecting a tear-jerking and overwhelmingly dramatic story like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, you are in for a disappointment.

Nonetheless, Sayonara Football is a very entertaining and also quite heartwarming sports manga. Main heroine Onda is a middle-schooler with great talent and passion for soccer, but tormented by the thought of being left behind by her male teammates as time passes and their bodies grow larger and manlier. When confronted by a former friend and now rival, she starts her quest to gain her spot in the team to play an ...

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