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English: Whistle!
Japanese: ホイッスル!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 24
Chapters: 216
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 24, 1998 to Oct 8, 2002
Genres: DramaDrama, ShounenShounen, SportsSports
Authors: Higuchi, Daisuke (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 23122,312 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14132
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2929
Members: 4,899
Favorites: 131
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Everybody has a dream, and for Shou Kazamatsuri, that dream is simple: he wants to be the best soccer player he can possibly be. He's the spirited leader of the Josui Junior High team and everyone looks up to him. In turn, he tries to keep the team together at any cost!

(Source: VIZ Media)


Whistle! was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from October 12, 2004 to January 5, 2010.

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May 8, 2010
fiddleberg (All reviews)
Sports fan? Suspenseful fan? Soccer fan? Well Whistle! this manga has iall 3 :) Whistle! has a total of 24 volumes and each one of them containing something that would make you go onto the next one. Like I mentioned before, Whistle! is about soccer, and it's about a junior high student how sucked horribly at soccer but later climbed to a select team.

The story was exicting and catchy, however this story lacks uniqueness. Most mangas are always about people who aren't skilled in something but starts to suceed in some sort of way. Sometimes, its just too predictable and almost everytime the main read more
Jul 6, 2012
targetoverload (All reviews)
Whistle! is a most read manga for all ages. Even if you find that you don't care for sports, or like Shounen Jump Manga, I honestly recommend that you give this one a try.

I've reread Whistle! so many times now that I've lost track of the exact number. But I thought I would tell you a little bit about why I love this series so much. It's one of the most inspiring manga series I've ever read. And the only one I own most of.

I have a hard time finding any fault in this series. I think the story is amazing. The artwork read more
Apr 24, 2019
amongthedeep (All reviews)
Whistle is the best soccer, no, best sports manga I've ever read. I loved Prince of Tennis, and it was my top manga until I read Whistle! I remembered vividly almost crying when Tenipuri ended and how I felt so full, happy inside for the series and characters. Of course, now there's a sequel but I'll wait until it concludes so I can binge read it.

Sports manga is one of my favourite genres, I get very invested in the characters and I love discovering more about these sports I don't really pay attention to in real life.

Perhaps the reason I loved Whistle! is that it read more
Jun 14, 2019
Lqtm (All reviews)
OK, I write my review about this manga.

this manga is ... unbelievable. I had read many manga/anime, but it is the first time I see the story about someone who haven't any talent. Almost the main character have a/some talent (in ability) but it not show first, and it see it in future. But main character in this manga (Sho) don't have it, his ability is nomal.
In many manga about sport, I see the main's school lose in first competition, and win in the next time, the national competition, and can be read more

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