Do you like realistic/badminton manga with a ton of cute girls with an inspiring coach? This manga is for YOU!
I was unaware of this manga until recently when I found out that this manga is going to be adapted to Anime. So, I give it a shot and..... I enjoy it! :)))
So far, up to chapter 34, this manga does not contain superpower abilities like those of Kuroko no Basuke (Emperor Eye or Zone...). Rather, this badminton is pretty realistic in terms of how real life skilled badminton players can do and how energy can affect their performance. This is something I was amazed
and cherish because I appreciate the illustration of how an "actual" badminton game can be.
For people who are concerned with the correlation of each game's length to chapter's length, it is definitely not like Yowamushi Pedal..., which is ridiculously ****ing long. Each game takes around 1~2 chapters or 3~5 chapters (depending on importance). For me, this is reasonable.
(In the beginning, everything was kinda confusing for me. But as the story goes on, the reason Ayano's strange behavior will be explained. I give it an 8 because this story has a ton of potential and it hasn't reached to a point where I give it a higher score.)
(I feel that the Mangaka's art skill improves as chapters go on, especially when the manga reaches chapter 24ish when the main characters face each other)
(We can see growth and distinctions from different characters. I really love how the Mangaka makes Ayano to embody such a unique character and background. Yet, I give it a -0.5 because the creation of Connie as a character feels like a forced character. I was supposed to give it a -1 for this, but she is cute so +0.5... ;P)
Enjoyment: 10 (I give it a 10 because I couldn't stop reading this manga after I picked it up)
Overall: 9 (As a sports manga, badminton manga, it definitely will attract a specific group of readers; however, I have never touched this sport and I enjoy the manga so far. Thus, everyone should give it a shot if he/she haven't read this. -1 for not being the best but a top notch manga)
Having read so much manga, the setup for Ayano as a manga character is extremely unique. I want to see the transformation fo Ayano.