Tag Archive: sports

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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Manga Review – The Prince of Tennis

The Prince of Tennis Volume 1

The Prince of Tennis
テニスの王子様 (Tennis no Ouji-sama)
KONOMI Takeshi
Shounen – Comedy, sports
42 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Seishun Academy has a strong tennis team, but even its members are intrigued by the skill of 7th grader Ryoma. Cocky and confident Ryoma only has one goal, but perhaps the world of middle school tennis will expand his horizons.

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