Tag Archive: sports

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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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
Review copy/copies

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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