Baby Steps
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Baby Steps

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ベイビーステップ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 47
Chapters: 462
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 17, 2007 to Nov 1, 2017
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Sports Sports
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Katsuki, Hikaru (Story & Art)


Score: 8.141 (scored by 96819,681 users)
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Ranked: #4862
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #644
Members: 23,912
Favorites: 847

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Maruo Eiichirou, a first year honor student, one day decides he's unhappy with the way things are and lacks exercise. He finds a flyer for the Tennis Club and decides check it out. He's instantly captivated by it. With no prior experience and poor physical conditioning, join Eiichirou as he embarks on a tennis journey using his smarts, dedication and work ethic.

(Source: One Manga)


Baby Steps won the 38th Kodansha Manga Award for the shounen category in 2014 and was adapted into a live-action TV drama series in 2016.

In the final volume of the series, Hikaru Katsuki revealed that the manga's conclusion was decided by the publisher and not by his choice.

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Nov 10, 2021
This is my first review of a show, but it is very fitting that I write one about this manga. So I originally watched the anime first, but it was good so I kept reading the manga for about 200 chapters. I had no prior knowledge about tennis before watching/reading this manga and left it feeling so much more understanding about how the sport actually works and the intensity and skill it takes to be able to play.

This is easily one of my all time favorite mangas/stories. Now, for the actual review.

The story follows a pretty typical shounen trope in that young boy has ...

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