Tag Archive: sports

Manga Review – Ping-Pong Dash!

Ping Pong Dash Volume 1

Ping-Pong Dash!
卓球Dash!! (Takkyuu Dash!!)
HONDA Shingo
Shounen – Action, comedy, sports, romance
5 Volumes of 15 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

Haruku, a delinquent, is in a bad mood after he travels all the way to Tokyo to see the girl he likes and is sent away. But his mood turns even worse when a rival leader destroys a can of his favorite coffee. Still worse yet, he meets Sawa, a girl the opposite of Haruku’s ideal: she’s from Tokyo, is not fiery, knows nothing about the town or coffee, and she kicks him! He decides to get revenge in her preferred sport: table tennis!

(more…)

Manga Review – La Magnifique Grande Scène

La Magnifique Grande Scène / The Magnificent Grand Scene Volume 1

La Magnifique Grande Scène
The Magnificent Grand Scene
絢爛たるグランドセーヌ (Kenrantaru Grande Scene)
Cuvie
Shounen – Slice-of-life, sports
1 Volume of 10 Volumes of 20 Volumes (ongoing)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

When Kanade goes to see a ballet performance featuring her neighbor Risa, she’s enthralled. Young Kanade wants dance as wonderfully as Risa does as soon as possible! But while ballet is full of grace and beauty, the path to being a ballerina is hard and full of disappointment.

(more…)

Manga Review – Kuishinbo

Kuishinbo! Volume 1

Kuishinbo
喰いしん坊!
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru
Seinen – Comedy, sports
5 Volumes of 24 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha)

Summary:

Office worker Mantaro is broke, so he enters a store’s eating contest to get some extra cash. But while both he and a big college judo club member failed the challenge, he sees a man in a cowboy hat and sunglasses win the very next day. But when another judo club member arrives and threatens to destroy the store if he’s not given a chance to try, sunglasses man suggests a new challenge — with Mantaro as his competition!

(more…)

Manga Review – Kenka Ramen

Kenka Ramen Volume 1

Kenka Ramen
喧嘩ラーメン
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru
Seinen – Comedy, sports
3 Volumes of 17 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha)

Summary:

Yoshitsune is the leader of a gang, and his dad is dedicated to his ramen shop. The two don’t see eye-to-eye on much. But while Yoshitsune complains about his dad’s business, he refuses to see it be shut down. However, father and son have very different ideas on running a shop, but when a ramen critic is about to walk out, Yoshitsune has no choice but to step in. But can he make the place successful, or will it end up in ruins?

(more…)

Manga Review – F

F Volume 1

F
エフ
ROKUDA Noboru
Seinen – Comedy, drama, mature, sports, tragedy
20 Volumes of 28 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (MediBang)

Summary:

Gunma likes to play around with girls, but what he really loves is to put the pedal to the metal. Unfortunately, in rural Japan, there’s not much he can do to fulfill the need for speed. With the help of his friend Tamotsu, he is able to drive fast in a seemingly normal-looking tractor, but yet he wants to go even faster.

(more…)

Manga Review – DAYS

Days Volume 1

DAYS
デイズ
YASUDA Tsuyoshi
Shounen – Sports
7 Volumes of 29 Volumes of 42 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Timid Tsukushi’s happiest day of his life is ruined when he’s cornered by bullies. Fortunately, he’s saved by Jin, a stranger passing by as he looks for someone to play in a futsal game that night. When Jin calls them friends, Tsukushi happily agrees to fill in. That game makes Tsukushi want to try out for soccer in high school, but he doesn’t realize how good his school’s team is. Can this soccer newbie even survive the first day of practice?

(more…)

Manga Review – Chow Down Champs / Super Food Bowl

Chow Down Champs Volume 1

Chow Down Champs
Super Food Bowl

大食い甲子園 (Oogui Koushien)
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru
Seinen – Sports
3 Volumes of 6 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (NIHONBUNGEISHA)

Summary:

Fifteen years ago, Momotaro High School had a come-from-behind victory and took the crown in the national high school competitive eating championship. But after that achievement, the club has struggled to even make it past regionals and is on the verge of shutting down. But with the arrival of a new coach, perhaps Momo High can regain its former glory!

(more…)

Manga Review – Battles of the Wandering Chef

Battles of the Wandering Chef Volume 1

Battles of the Wandering Chef
包丁無宿勝負旅 (Houchou Mushuku Shoubu Tabi)
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru (story/art), TAGAWA Yasuyuki (drafting cooperation)
Seinen – Sports
2 Volumes of 4 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (NIHONBUNGEISHA)

Summary:

Musashi, the second son of a restaurant owner, has gotten into a fight once again and has a stint at juvenile hall. When Musashi returns, his friends are waiting for him, excited to eat Musashi’s cooking once again. But his older brother, Shinichi, is the head chef of the restaurant now and won’t let his delinquent younger brother use the kitchen. A customer suggests a cooking face-off, so which brother will come out on top?

(more…)

Manga Review – Aoba-kun’s Confessions

Aoba-kun's Confessions Volume 1

Aoba-kun’s Confessions
青葉くんに聞きたいこと (Aoba-kun ni Kikitai Koto)
TOYAMA Ema
Shoujo – Drama, romance, sports
5 Volumes of 8 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mayo is ready to start her new part-time job of listening to people’s complaints and worries. But she’s surprised when her first customer is the guy she admires! He’s popular and so good at basketball that he was made a starter —  what kind of problems could he possibly have? Mayo is just supposed to listen, but she can’t help but wanting to learn more about Aoba and his personal issues.

(more…)

Manga Review – All-Rounder Meguru

All-Rounder Meguru Volume 1

All-Rounder Meguru
オールラウンダー廻
ENDO Hiroki
Seinen – Sports
5 Volumes of 19 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Meguru and Takashi were friends who trained at the same dojo, but Meguru had to move away. Years later, he is happily surprised when his first mixed martial arts bout is against his old buddy, Takashi. However, Takashi is hardly interested in a touching reunion. Still, for the one who has no purpose in life and the other who has only one purpose in life, they may be forced to meet in the ring yet again.

(more…)