Tetsuwan Girl
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Tetsuwan Girl

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Synonyms: Iron Arm Girl
Japanese: 鉄腕ガール


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 92
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 10, 2000 to Feb 7, 2002
Genres: Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Sports Sports
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Takahashi, Tsutomu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.461 (scored by 948948 users)
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Ranked: #28672
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Popularity: #4470
Members: 3,562
Favorites: 34
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The year is 1949. Japan had been defeated in World War II and was occupied by Allied Forces consisting of American, Australian, British, Indian and New Zealander troops.

A young woman meets a young man. Both have lost everything because of the war. Tome Kano, a barmaid, and Katsuya Ranzaki, a wealthy investor. The two are fed up with their lives and want to live "real lives" for once. Katsuya's starting up an all-girls baseball team with Tome on it allows them to do this. In this dramatic story, the dreams of a nation come alive. Through the determination and strength of Katsuya and Tome, girls baseball becomes a sensation, and Tome a superstar.

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Apr 26, 2016
Mayuka (All reviews)
I usually don't write reviews on MAL but I feel like this series is under-appreciated and overshadowed by other sports series. My review will not be very structured but I'll try my best to write about it in an unbiased way. Firstly, this resembles Holyland if I were to pick any sports series. It's about a main character trying to find freedom and strength.

I really liked this series and it moved me. I cried several scenes. It's such a powerful series and our MC, Tome is a really fun character to follow.

Let me go over the flaws. The romance is very strange. I never felt read more
May 22, 2015
Dokubachi (All reviews)
Expectation of typical sports plot when it comes to Tsutomu can be classed as pure naivety. His innate noir-ish sensibilities prevent him from such orthodox escapades, instead we are presented with hyperrealistic version of occupied Japan where baseball plays a secondary role.

Nippon Banzai screams out of panels and tactful subtlety is nowhere to be found. Main character serves as vox populi amidst this anachronistic mumbo jumbo, which at some parts resembles David and Goliath with a nationalistic twist to it.

Tsutomu's adroitness both as artist and writer allow him to bypass the flaws. Aspects such as women's empowerment and anti-war mindset play in favor read more
Mar 21, 2021
coldrex (All reviews)
Tetsuwan girl could have been many things.
It could've been a straightforward sports manga/underdog story with a cool historical setting. It could've been an inspiring feminist tale about women finding empowerment in their passions against an oppressive, conservative environment that brings them down at every opportunity. It could've been an anti-war story about the power of sports that transcends national boundaries and brings people together, even in the aftermath of war and destruction. It could have been a tragic character study about obsession, pride, and the crushing weight of ambition.
It's not any of these things.
Anti-war sentiments are nowhere to be found. Instead, we get a nationalistic read more
Nov 29, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
This is almost like Takahashi Tsutomu's version of a shonen manga, despite it being populated by and being about women. That was my first impression as I began reading this. The idea of Tsutomu doing a sports manga (which I connect with shonen automatically thanks to thematic linkage) is both disappointing and interesting.

With this manga we have a master storyteller breezing through an intriguing backdrop, ocassionally threatening to descend into cliche, but avoiding it enough to become an entertaining romp through the world of women's baseball in post-war Japan. The stakes are high, the hopes and dreams of a nation rest on read more

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