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Smash!

Smash!

Alternative Titles

Japanese: スマッシュ!

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 170
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 19, 2006 to Apr 14, 2010
Authors: Saki, Kaori (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.781 (scored by 1316 users)
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Ranked: #16342
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Popularity: #2553
Members: 2,587
Favorites: 54
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Volumes: /18
Chapters: /170

Synopsis

Smash! is about two childhood friends (Shouta and Miwa) who share a common love for Badminton. Miwa, who's in love with Shouta, tries to persuade Shouta to apply to the same badminton school as her but the latter being of a carefree, easy-going and dense nature, brushes her away and states that he only plays badminton for fun.

However, Shouta's perspective of badminton quickly changes after a fateful encounter with Yuuhi (a mute girl). In his search for his badminton goddess Yuuhi, Shouta met Anan and thereafter, decides that he's going to pursue badminton more seriously...

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Characters

Azuma, Shouta
Azuma, Shouta
Main
Kitou, Yuhi
Kitou, Yuhi
Main
Hashiba, Anan
Hashiba, Anan
Main
Okamoto, Miwa
Okamoto, Miwa
Main
Hayashi, Kenichi
Hayashi, Kenichi
Supporting


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FideliusXIII
Jan 5, 2011
Saki Kaori's Smash! is one of my favorite manga series because it meshes the sport of badminton, one that is near and dear to my heart, with a realistic and charming romance story. While I enjoyed Prince of Tennis's unbelievable exaggeration of tennis mechanics and the godly bishie's that populated the series, Smash! strays much closer to the realm of shoujo than Prince of Tennis ever dares to, and it does so in an extremely down-to-earth fashion.

The story, in terms of the main character Shouta, is one of love; both for the sport of badminton as well as for his 'badminton goddess' Yuuhi, a read more
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Tobuay
Mar 23, 2012
Romantic subplot, is a term you some may be familiar with. The manga, to me appear to have the sports themes as the sub plot. It seemed like the mangaka was trying to write a romance story line and a sport story line at the same time. As a reader I felt that the "gears" in my reading were going up and down as the story transferred between the romance aspect to the sports aspect of the story line. At one moment you are focused on the main character improving himself and then having another romantic interlude.
If i go in depth I would almost read more
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left17
Jan 5, 2016
TL;DR
If you like sports or romances skip it. If you like sports and romances, read it.

Romantic sports mangas are hard to find. Generally it is either a sports manga with a very mild romantic sub-plot, or a romance manga with sports as a backdrop. One of the only other mangas I have read that actually tried to combine both was Suzuka, so there will be some comparisions between the two.

Story:7
The story has a good flow to it and progresses well. When the MC improves, a few times the author uses the same explanations as to why he did, so it feels like a cop-out. However, read more
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