Tag Archive: sports

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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Unlicensed Spotlight – Blade Girl ~Kataashi no Runner~

Blade Girl ~Kataashi no Runner~ Volume 1

Blade Girl ~Kataashi no Runner~
Blade Girl ~One-Legged Runner~

ブレードガール ~片脚のランナー~
SHIGEMATSU Narumi
Josei – Drama, romance, slice-of-life, sports
2 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha (Be Love)

Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Rin has not gotten used to having an artificial leg. But when she’s taken to a sports complex, she sees a whole team of people racing with a strange device in place of a foot. When she meets Kazami, a maker of these blades for running, Rin finds herself drawn to the world of competitive running…

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Manga Review – Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring Volume 1

Waiting for Spring
春待つ僕ら (Haru Matsu Bokura)
Anashin
Shoujo – Reverse harem, romance, slice-of-life, sports
5 Volumes (ongoing) of 9 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mitsuki hasn’t made any friends at school, but she wasn’t always friendless. Her time with the basketball-loving Aya was so precious to her that Mitsuki found a job at a cafe near the court where they hung out. But will her special haven be ruined when the four most popular boys at school start hanging out at her workplace?

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Manga Review – Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s
HIKOKUBO Masahiro (story), SATO Masashi (art)
Shounen – Action, fantasy, sports
9 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Yusei and Sect spend their days playing and practicing Turbo Dueling, the latest form of Duel Monsters. But as a major tournament approaches, strange things start to happen. Will Yusei figure out the true goal of these championship matches? Is it possible to defeat the current King of Turbo Duelists? And why is Sect acting so oddly?

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Comic Preview – Her Impact!

Her Impact

Her Impact!
Miles, Mikel (writer); Digikame (manga artist); Agustriyana, Sukma (art), Sketch, Joe & Keo, Deo (Mazu) (character design)
Sports

Summary:

Sadie is the daughter of a legendary boxer, but she’s just a normal office worker and single mom. But when a boy spots her build and her inner spirit, Sadie may find herself following in her father’s footsteps.

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Manga Review – Let’s Dance a Waltz

Let's Dance a Waltz Volume 1

Let’s Dance a Waltz
ワルツのお時間 (Waltz no Ojikan)
ANDO Natsumi
Shoujo – Romance, sports, drama
3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

Tango is one of the coolest kids at his middle school. However, he doesn’t want anyone to know his family runs a dance school. Meanwhile, shy, overweight Hime wants to change. Her first step: dance lessons! Will Tango’s image be ruined? Will Hime change? And why does Tango refuse to go back to the world of dancesport?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Shion no Ou

Shion no Ou Volume 1

Shion no Ou
Shion’s King
The Flowers of Hard Blood
しおんの王
KATORI Masaru (story), ANDO Jiro (art)
Seinen – Mystery, sports, drama, psychological, gender bender
8 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha (Afternoon)

Summary:

After her parents are murdered, four-year-old Shion is adopted by a shogi player and his wife. However, the trauma has caused Shion to be mute. The years pass, and Shion finds herself walking down the path of becoming a professional shogi player. But could her parents’ murderer also belong to the world of shogi?

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Manga Review – Cross Game

Cross Game Volume 1

Cross Game
クロスゲーム
ADACHI Mitsuru
Shounen – Romance, sports, comedy, drama, slice-of-life
8 Volumes (17 Volumes original Japanese release) (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Ko’s family owns a sporting goods store, and his best friend/sort-of girlfriend Wakaba’s family runs a batting center. But Ko doesn’t take much interest in any sport, including baseball. But Wakaba’s younger sister Aoba resents Ko for both seeing baseball as just a game and for hogging Wakaba’s attention.

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Manga Review – Girl Got Game

Girl Got Game Volume 1

Girl Got Game
Power!
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SEINO Shizuru
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, sports
10 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out of print

Summary:

Kyo is thrilled to get into the high school of her choice. However, her father has registered her as a boy! Now Kyo is forced to join the male basketball team, and one of her teammates is her roommate! Will Kyo manage to keep her secret?

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