Mar 8, 2019
LaauRamone (All reviews)
For a manga consisting of only two volumes, it's good, but if you are expecting a tear-jerking and overwhelmingly dramatic story like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, you are in for a disappointment.

Nonetheless, Sayonara Football is a very entertaining and also quite heartwarming sports manga. Main heroine Onda is a middle-schooler with great talent and passion for soccer, but tormented by the thought of being left behind by her male teammates as time passes and their bodies grow larger and manlier. When confronted by a former friend and now rival, she starts her quest to gain her spot in the team to play an official match against him and his team.

Like most mangas of the same genre, Sayonara Football is most definitely a story about overcoming obstacles, and does a pretty good job at it. It is also packed with very nice artwork, well-drawn and fun soccer plays, likeable characters, and a little bit of romance. An enjoyable read.