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Baby Steps


Alt Names: alt เบบี้ สเต็ปalt ベイビーステップalt 網球優等生alt 网球优等生alt خطوات طفل
Author: Kachiki Hikaru
Artist: Kachiki Hikaru
Genres: Award Winning Award WinningComedy ComedyDrama DramaRomance RomanceShounen ShounenSlice of Life Slice of LifeSports Sports
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Maruo Eiichirou (Ei-Chan), a first year honor student, one day decides he's unhappy with the way things are and lacks exercise. He finds a flyer for the Tennis Club and decides to check it out. He's instantly captivated by it. With no prior experience and poor physical conditioning, join Ei-Chan as he embarks on a tennis journey using his smarts, dedication and work ethic.

-Won the Best Shōnen on the 38th Kodansha Manga Award
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.26 Ch.244: The Organization and the Individual
iMangaScans KidCongo A week ago
Vol.26 Ch.243: What Is Lacking
iMangaScans KidCongo 11 March 2015 - 09:28 PM
Vol.26 Ch.242: Efficiency
iMangaScans KidCongo 09 March 2015 - 07:38 AM
Vol.26 Ch.241: Inefficiency
iMangaScans KidCongo 08 March 2015 - 09:15 PM
Vol.25 Ch.240.5 Read Online
iMangaScans KidCongo 02 February 2015 - 11:41 AM
Vol.25 Ch.240: Position
iMangaScans KidCongo 03 December 2014 - 10:00 PM
Vol.25 Ch.239: Retreat
iMangaScans KidCongo 14 November 2014 - 09:13 PM
Vol.25 Ch.238: A Straw to Cling On
iMangaScans KidCongo 06 November 2014 - 07:14 AM
Vol.25 Ch.237: Escape
iMangaScans KidCongo 23 October 2014 - 05:22 AM
Vol.25 Ch.236: Battle of the Elites
iMangaScans KidCongo 16 October 2014 - 10:18 AM
Vol.25 Ch.235: Disruption
iMangaScans KidCongo 09 October 2014 - 06:32 AM
Vol.25 Ch.234 Read Online
iMangaScans KidCongo 01 October 2014 - 08:44 PM
Vol.25 Ch.233: Value of Victory
iMangaScans KidCongo 27 September 2014 - 09:47 AM [A]
Vol.25 Ch.232: Time to Challenge
iMangaScans KidCongo 18 September 2014 - 06:45 AM
Vol.24 Ch.231: Complete Devotion
iMangaScans KidCongo 11 September 2014 - 05:35 AM
Vol.24 Ch.230: Courage
iMangaScans KidCongo 04 September 2014 - 09:24 AM
Vol.24 Ch.229: Far Future
iMangaScans KidCongo 03 September 2014 - 08:43 PM
Vol.24 Ch.228: Final Set
iMangaScans KidCongo 21 August 2014 - 05:49 AM
Vol.24 Ch.227: Match Point
iMangaScans KidCongo 13 August 2014 - 10:01 PM
Vol.24 Ch.226: Simulation
iMangaScans KidCongo 06 August 2014 - 08:31 PM
Vol.24 Ch.225: Weather Advantage
iMangaScans KidCongo 24 July 2014 - 05:29 AM
Vol.24 Ch.224: Things You Believe In
iMangaScans KidCongo 09 July 2014 - 11:36 PM
Vol.24 Ch.223: Mini Break
iMangaScans KidCongo 19 June 2014 - 05:20 AM
Vol.24 Ch.222: Scramble
iMangaScans KidCongo 11 June 2014 - 08:22 PM
Vol.23 Ch.221: Critical Point
iMangaScans KidCongo 05 June 2014 - 04:37 AM
Vol.23 Ch.220: Pinpoint
iMangaScans KidCongo 29 May 2014 - 02:02 AM
Vol.23 Ch.219: Point of Improvement
iMangaScans KidCongo 25 May 2014 - 04:49 AM
Vol.23 Ch.218: Important Battle
iMangaScans KidCongo 21 May 2014 - 09:47 PM
Vol.23 Ch.217: Acceptance
iMangaScans KidCongo 17 May 2014 - 08:53 AM
Vol.23 Ch.216: One Point Breakthrough
iMangaScans KidCongo 14 May 2014 - 06:45 PM
Vol.23 Ch.215: Recursion
iMangaScans KidCongo 10 May 2014 - 10:09 AM
Vol.23 Ch.214: Turning Point
iMangaScans KidCongo 07 May 2014 - 06:11 PM
Vol.23 Ch.213: For Fun
iMangaScans KidCongo 04 May 2014 - 08:25 AM
Vol.23 Ch.212: Smile
iMangaScans KidCongo 02 May 2014 - 10:24 AM
Vol.23 Ch.212: Sonrisa
Koimora Scan Rogday 14 November 2014 - 10:33 AM
Vol.22 Ch.211: Miracle to Be the Pro
iMangaScans KidCongo 26 April 2014 - 04:53 PM
Vol.22 Ch.211: Milagro para ser el pro
Koimora Scan Rogday 14 November 2014 - 10:29 AM
Vol.22 Ch.210: Clash
iMangaScans KidCongo 23 April 2014 - 07:58 PM
Vol.22 Ch.210: Encuentro
Koimora Scan Rogday 14 November 2014 - 10:27 AM
Vol.22 Ch.209: Attention
iMangaScans KidCongo 19 April 2014 - 03:39 PM
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Vol.1 Ch.2.2: [continuation]
Hyuugalegacy Sality 09 July 2011 - 06:11 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.2.1: Perfect!
Hyuugalegacy Sality 17 January 2012 - 12:19 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.2: Parfait
MEET DjidaneZokawa 3 weeks ago
Vol.01 Ch.02: Perfetto!
Eagles Team Baron33 20 January 2015 - 02:02 PM
Vol.1 Ch.2: ¡Perfecto!
Tefox no fansub yaguar 21 October 2012 - 02:03 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: Baby Steps
Hyuugalegacy Sality 09 July 2011 - 06:08 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: Baby Steps
MEET DjidaneZokawa 16 March 2015 - 08:43 PM
Vol.01 Ch.01: Baby Steps
Eagles Team Baron33 13 January 2015 - 08:33 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Baby Steps
Tefox no fansub yaguar 21 October 2012 - 01:58 PM
Vol.20 Ch.191: Salir
Koimora Scan Rogday 24 August 2014 - 09:58 AM


1266 Comments

FYI: Baby Steps anime season two has started since the beginning of April...

I played tennis in well aware of how tournaments work. Kanda had worked hard for years and Ei had played for what half a year now just wish he would lose once in a while, not just to the top juniors in the country, he just magiced his way to the top of the country with the same or less amount of work than most of the guys he's beating.

Ah, the dear old Karate Kid conundrum... should the new guy in town that is training since last week be able to beat those that worked their asses for years on end just because reasons? But, well, it's not unreasonale. If it's within reason he can do it. And Keichirou got plenty of defeats under his belt.

well, even Kanda won all his matches before getting to play with Maruo... that's how tournaments work :D

I played tennis in well aware of how tournaments work. Kanda had worked hard for years and Ei had played for what half a year now just wish he would lose once in a while, not just to the top juniors in the country, he just magiced his way to the top of the country with the same or less amount of work than most of the guys he's beating.

You know what I'm tired of Ei winning I think it's time some one put him in his place

well, even Kanda won all his matches before getting to play with Maruo... that's how tournaments work :D

 

 

 

Truly one of the highlights of posting a chapter is seeing maffa's hyped reaction. lolol

Anyway, you have to somewhat appreciate the true nature of Baby Steps in creating elaborate backstories for all of Maruo's opponents, even if it means that it delays the conclusion of the game even more.

my priviledge and pleasure :D

it used to be such a busy manga section, now with the delays and such it has dimmed a bit, im trying to keep it lively...

You know what I'm tired of Ei winning I think it's time some one put him in his place

 

I disagree. given all that he's gone through, every one of his victories seems earned imo. these wins are built on the many losses he endured and learned from. I'd say it's finally his time.

Ei-chan should break him.


You know what I'm tired of Ei winning I think it's time some one put him in his place

Well, I must say I respect this guy for his ability to come through "the organization" realizing that he has to keep his own ideas and still wary of "one size fits all".

moreso, tennis is not a team game. It's an individual game where a team is needed to be tailored onto his/her specifics.

Well, I must say I respect this guy for his ability to come through "the organization" realizing that he has to keep his own ideas and still wary of "one size fits all".

Ei-chan should break him.

YaY!!

 

Truly one of the highlights of posting a chapter is seeing maffa's hyped reaction. lolol

Anyway, you have to somewhat appreciate the true nature of Baby Steps in creating elaborate backstories for all of Maruo's opponents, even if it means that it delays the conclusion of the game even more.

"service ace"

 

There's no other kind of ace.

Like someone mentioned below, there's also a return ace, technically.

YaY!!

MC's nickname should have been changed from 'All-A's' to 'That Bastard!'. Every time one of his opponents says his name, you can almost hear the 'That Bastard!' behind it, both with respect and derision.

"service ace"
 
There's no other kind of ace.


Some people consider return winners to be a return ace but it's just a really good winner

Typo on page 3, 'chance of pace' instead of 'change of pace'

"Return ace."

"service ace"

 

There's no other kind of ace.

 

You must learn to live with it. Like when you read a football manga and everything is a "shoot" and not a "shot."

aw yeah!

Definitely about to post a real spoiler
Spoiler

"service ace"

 

There's no other kind of ace.

Zero Shiki dropshot incoming

For the most part. In the next chapter "counter-attacked" is used multiple times too. I shortened it depending on the sentence to make it flow more. hahaha

LOL not your fault then, let Kachiki sensei take the blame :D

does he use the same word over and over in japanese?

 

For the most part. In the next chapter "counter-attacked" is used multiple times too. I shortened it depending on the sentence to make it flow more. hahaha

Oh thank you iMangaScans that its back!!

 

I was waiting for this manga to update every weeks!

Excessive, isn't it? When I read it through multiple times it sounded fine simply because it sounds like something Maruo would say a lot regardless... still debating on whether or not to change it for future chapters honestly (that and I seem to get a lot of flak for changing the words, lolol).

does he use the same word over and over in japanese?


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