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Synonyms: Namaiki Zakari.
Japanese: なまいきざかり。


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 19, 2013 to ?
Genres: RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, SportsSports
Authors: Miyuki, Mitsubachi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 8.021 (scored by 1701817,018 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6552
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #185
Members: 52,463
Favorites: 1,808
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Being the eldest child of a large family, Yuki Machida was forced to become the responsible one of her many siblings at a very young age. Accustomed to making sacrifices for them, she is all too familiar with disappointment and the pain of suppressing her true feelings.

Though expecting nothing to become of them, Machida becomes the basketball club manager in order to be closer to her crush. But at the start of the new school year, Shou Naruse joins the team. He is extremely talented... and has taken an interest in Machida. Stoic-faced and cold, she is unfazed by his advances, despite how relentless he is when it comes to winning her love—from kissing her with no warning to asking for permission to grope her. Keeping her cool and focusing on basketball becomes a much more difficult task when Naruse makes no effort to conceal his desires.

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Namaikizakari. has been published in French by Delcourt since February 8, 2017.


Himeno, Himiko
Hashino, Rina
Ichii, Arisa

More reviewsReviews

Nov 5, 2014
mrssirmawk (All reviews)
Namaikizakari can be the favourite shoujo manga for those, who are fed up with the following elements:
- waiting 30 chapters for the first eye contact,
- annoying male/female friends with unnecessary advices,
- created comedy or drama and fillers,
- cat/dog or any other pet,
- the annual school events (cultural festival...)

The list could go on, but one thing is sure: Namaikizakari is one of the most entertaining and exciting shoujo manga, that I've ever read. And it can be all thanked to the frame given by basketball, the characters who are acting like normal people and especially to the main male character, Naruse, who is not gonna wait read more
Oct 12, 2015
Aszao (All reviews)
To start off, here are the things that makes this Shoujo manga special
1. Really unique MC, not a wimp like 90% of you YES I'M TALKING TO YOU TOO RAKU ICHIJOOU
2. Senpaii, older girl which is in my opinion a kuudere?, but really likeable
3. A heartwarming story

The art is great, not the best but definitely one of the better ones.
Detailed characters

^Story & Characters
The story is original, it makes you want to read more and more until you see that there are no chapters left and you start crying
Jokes aside, great characters, great art, rather light hearted, not so much drama

Sep 23, 2014
chierii (All reviews)
(This review may contain minor spoilers on events that happen in further chapters. Please proceed reading, with the risk that there are spoilers)

Namaikizakari took most of what would be considered a sports manga and somehow made it into a shoujo-sports manga. But I`d have to say that I loved it! It had all the concepts needed to please the readers (without being so cliché); the romance (It was sweet, the way how Yuki found herself falling in love with Shou), the sports, , and the comedy (I found myself laughing at one part, looking at the screen and laughing again).

The story of Namaikizakari starts read more
Aug 21, 2014
PoisonSunflower (All reviews)
This is my first Manga to EVER read and this is my first Manga review, (DUH!). So here goes. So far, there are only 4 chapters and I have went from screaming like a 5 YO who got a new doll to going "AWWW~!!!" and to wanting to throw my laptop out of the window. I absolutely LOVE how Naruse is so open about his love and Yuki is so confused about her feelings and tries to push Naruse away but that only makes Naruse like her more. And whenever Naruse says, "Yuki-senpai" I picture him saying it like this, "Yu-ki-sen-pai." and I also like read more

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