Tag Archive: sports

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?

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Manga Review – All-Out!!

All-Out!! Volume 1

All-Out!!
オールアウト!!
AMASE Shiori
Seinen – Sports
2 Volumes of 17 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

It’s the first day of the new school year, and students at Kanagawa High are teasing the new students: one because of his large height and apologetic nature, the other because he’s short. But there may be a sport where they both can shine — if only one knew how to play and the other could get over his past trauma!

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Manga Review – Ace of the Diamond

Ace of the Diamond Volume 1

Ace of the Diamond
ダイヤのA (Daiya no Ace)
TERAJIMA Yuji
Shounen – Sports
7 Volumes of 47 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

At the bottom of the ninth in a tie game, middle schooler Eijun threw a wild pitch and ruined his team’s chances of making the baseball championship. But he still hopes that next year in high school, he can play again with all of his best friends . But when a scout from Tokyo invites him to tour her elite school, Eijun reluctantly goes. Once there, though, he can’t help but wanting to test his skills at this high-level battlefield.

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Manga Review – Knight of the Ice

Knight of the Ice Volume 1

Knight of the Ice
銀盤騎士 (Ginban Kishi)
OGAWA Yayoi
Josei – Comedy, romance, sports
4 Volumes (ongoing) of 11 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Chitose is a magazine editor, but she’s also been drafted into another position: motivational speaker for her childhood friend who is now a pro figure skater. But Kokoro doesn’t need a typical pep talk; he wants Chitose to recite the catchphrase from a magical girl anime!

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Manga Review – Kuroko’s Basketball

Kuroko’s Basketball
黒子のバスケ (Kuroko no Basuke)
FUJIMAKI Tadatoshi
Shounen – Sports
15 Omnibuses (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

For the past three years, one middle school has dominated the championships. But now its members — known as the Miracle Generation — have all gone to different schools. One student from this team joins Seirin High, but surely someone as unnoticeable as this guy could have only been a benchwarmer…?

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Manga Review – Splatoon

Splatoon Volume 1

Splatoon
スプラトゥーン
HINODEYA Sankichi
Kodomo – Action, comedy, fantasy, sports
7 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

For the squid-like Inklings in Inkopolis, there’s nothing like a game of Turf War! In Turf War, two teams of four compete to splash the area with their team’s color — the most color wins! The mediocre Team Blue is ready to compete in the latest tournament, but can they win when they’re up against elite players? Well, no matter what happens, one thing’s for sure: they’re going to have a blast!

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