Beniiro Hero
Crimson Hero
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Beniiro Hero

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Synonyms: "Second", Sugar, Beniiro Capsule
Japanese: 紅色HERO
English: Crimson Hero
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 87
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 13, 2002 to Jan 13, 2011
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Sports Sports
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School, Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret
Authors: Takanashi, Mitsuba (Story & Art)


Score: 7.851 (scored by 36683,668 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11412
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2262
Members: 8,774
Favorites: 180


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Volumes: /20
Chapters: /87


All that matters to 15-year-old Nobara Sumiyoshi is volleyball—she's an awesome player with big-time ambitions. But sometimes it seems like a girl just can't get a break in the competitive world of high school volleyball.

(Source: VIZ Media)

Included one-shots:
Volume 15: "Second"
Volume 16: Sugar


Beniiro Hero was partially published in English as Crimson Hero by VIZ Media under Shojo Beat imprint from November 29, 2005 to November 2, 2010 with only the first 14 volumes.



Jun 12, 2020
This manga has a really good mix of sports, friendship and romance. If you ain't about watching chapters about people training and playing matched I would skip.

One of the best parts of this manga is the friendships, especially among the girls on the volleyball team. The cast is fairly small for a sports team and so each character has there own story and moment to shy and you begin to like all of them. The girls also struggle, you see the passion they have for the sport and for each other, while yes some are more gifted than others we watch all of them work ...
Dec 27, 2016
Do not fear for this review contains NO spoilers.
This manga is not average at all. The characters display immense maturity which makes the story all the more realistic. If you are tired of cheesy romances and cliché plots, then this manga will definitely spice up your life.
Nobara, main protagonist, is very serious about volleyball however is NOT a stone cold warrior. She is an average high school teenager struggling to become stronger and more independent. What is generally seen in shoujo manga is that the romance takes a very central position in the ...
Mar 17, 2014
Overall: Crimson Hero is a sports manga centered around a young girl named Nobara. Along with the volleyball-driven plot, the manga also incorporates a love story--or love triangle.
I am a fan of a good love story and I felt that this one worked with the overall storyline of the manga. It is not your typical sappy love story, as, in my opinion, the game of volleyball matters more to the main character, Nobara, than love does. (although both do matter to her).

Story: I enjoyed the story very much. There were a few things I'd like to see elaborated on, but other than that ...

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