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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 Langkah Bayialt خطوات صغيرة
Author: Kachiki Hikaru
Artist: Kachiki Hikaru
Genres: Award Winning Award WinningComedy ComedyDrama DramaRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeShounen 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.32 Ch.304: A Person’s History
Fallen Angels & Angelic Scanlations Mitach 2 weeks ago
Vol.14 Ch.126: Decisione
Eagles Team giò92 A week ago
Vol.14 Ch.125: Ricordo
Eagles Team giò92 A week ago
Vol.14 Ch.124: La vera natura
Eagles Team giò92 A week ago
Vol.14 Ch.123: Spirito di opposizione
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Anyone found out who were all those historical players from chap 304? I know the last one is Nadal and the one before is Federer. I think the one about serve and volley is Sampras but dunno about the others.

https://www.reddit.com/r/manga/comments/7fmlgz/disc_baby_steps_chapter_304/

Anyone found out who were all those historical players from chap 304? I know the last one is Nadal and the one before is Federer. I think the one about serve and volley is Sampras but dunno about the others.

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Please don't use over-sized cover images, folks, 400x400px is the max according to site rules, whether the system will let you get away with it or not.

So why have fodder in the other matches and waste time by showing them.  Asano might be decent ,but it's silly that our MC will have trouble with him when he's trying to win against the best....  Granted I forgot these matches were to help him conserve stamina also, but after showing a little of the first match, it went into overdrive.  I just wish we had some good matches.

I actually liked all the matches in the prelims so far. The first match is getting the idea of conserving stamina. The second one is to show how far he's come in terms of analyzing opponents and destroying them (and also part of how he analyzed them). As for Asano, latest chapter does say he was one of the best, it's just that he's already past his peak.

the problem is that if you dont get inside the players's heads all you see is a ball going back and forth on the court. Without some knowledge of the sport itself a tennis match can look even more boring than a Formula 1 prix from lap 11 to lap 40. The players instead know real struggle because the perception from the court is totally different, the feeling of the ball, its spin, its strenght, the stress, the fatigue, the mental battle, the strategies: if you dont explain all of it im afraid there's not much left to play with IMO.


Yeah, for sure, and we've been shown tennis from the start, since he was a noobie from the beginning.  The problem is when you have paragraphs of notes and throw the kitchen sink at us.  At least give us pieces of information spread out throughout the chapter(s).
 

Isn't it kinda obvious? Asano is the only big fish in the preliminary, this'll probably be a real match. A sort of stepping stone for Ei-chan before he faces the rest of the adult pros.

So why have fodder in the other matches and waste time by showing them.  Asano might be decent ,but it's silly that our MC will have trouble with him when he's trying to win against the best....  Granted I forgot these matches were to help him conserve stamina also, but after showing a little of the first match, it went into overdrive.  I just wish we had some good matches.

 

I'm sure its formula must be just terrible at 453 chapters so far.  Clearly making major mistakes in terms of audience appeal . . .

 

the problem is that if you dont get inside the players's heads all you see is a ball going back and forth on the court. Without some knowledge of the sport itself a tennis match can look even more boring than a Formula 1 prix from lap 11 to lap 40. The players instead know real struggle because the perception from the court is totally different, the feeling of the ball, its spin, its strenght, the stress, the fatigue, the mental battle, the strategies: if you dont explain all of it im afraid there's not much left to play with IMO.

I personally am not really enjoying these "prelims" of the All Japan Tournament, as Ei-Chan is taking out everyone quickly, and all these people are no names that we will never see again.

 

We want the real matches!

Isn't it kinda obvious? Asano is the only big fish in the preliminary, this'll probably be a real match. A sort of stepping stone for Ei-chan before he faces the rest of the adult pros.

I'm sure its formula must be just terrible at 453 chapters so far.  Clearly making major mistakes in terms of audience appeal . . .

I'm not a big fan of reading the notes personally, nor giant matches like Kanda's, but just because there is a large number of chapters, doesn't mean that the manga is doing well overall.....

Also, there aren't many instances of long matches/tournaments, nor showing of notes anyways, but I agree it's not very fun.

I personally am not really enjoying these "prelims" of the All Japan Tournament, as Ei-Chan is taking out everyone quickly, and all these people are no names that we will never see again.

 

We want the real matches!

Baby Steps is also ending apparently, which we hope isn't due to content.

i can see the japanese readers become bored from the 150-200 chapters long tournament(s) and pages of pages of Eichan just explaining his own notes to himself....

I'm sure its formula must be just terrible at 453 chapters so far.  Clearly making major mistakes in terms of audience appeal . . .

Please do not change the volume cover to the most recent one when the scanlations are 150 chapters behind.

i can see the japanese readers become bored from the 150-200 chapters long tournament(s) and pages of pages of Eichan just explaining his own notes to himself....

Well...  There was like 50-100 chapters of just a Kanda match, so having multiple matches in a tourney shoujldn't be all that bad, but yes I find him showing his notes to be a bit annoying/useless for the reader, especially when I'm trying to skim and enjoy and not try to absorb everything unless it's important.

I do love this manga, but I can see after doing the same thing over and over that people will get bored of it...

I really hate hearing about the end....  Magi just ended and it's sad to see stories end, that I've invested so long into.

 

 

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I really hope there is a sequel.

Preliminaries will end in chapter 309 and main tournament will end in chapter 373.

 

Most recent Raw chapter I've seen is 452, and I'm pretty sure they're up to speed...so translations still have almost 200 chapters to cover at the moment

 

Edit: Lol Duh.  The img he posted has the chapter number in it - 453  That said, the most recent chapters didn't feel like they were heading for an ending, so I'm a little disappointed.

i can see the japanese readers become bored from the 150-200 chapters long tournament(s) and pages of pages of Eichan just explaining his own notes to himself....

It's ending soon. It better end with Natsu and Eiichiro married. IT BETTER.

How far behind are we?

 

Most recent Raw chapter I've seen is 452, and I'm pretty sure they're up to speed...so translations still have almost 200 chapters to cover at the moment

 

Edit: Lol Duh.  The img he posted has the chapter number in it - 453  That said, the most recent chapters didn't feel like they were heading for an ending, so I'm a little disappointed.

Yeah my friends...the time has come! Baby Step will end on 1 November in the Shounen Magazine.

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Yeah my friends...the time has come! Baby Step will end on 1 November in the Shounen Magazine.

Spoiler

 

How far behind are we?

I want to believe there will be a sequel (of the manga) in a near future, Baby Steps deserves it too much
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Yeah my friends...the time has come! Baby Step will end on 1 November in the Shounen Magazine.
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Maruo and Nacchan are such an adorable feels-good couple. I never get tired of extras about them.

Thanks for the update. Can someone rearrange chapter 297.5 please? I almost missed one great extra :P

Today is my birthday, I see 3 new chapters of Baby Steps. I can only begin to describe how happy I am ;_;

thanks as always for the updates, much appreciated. And the mandatory cliff hanger...

NACCHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

 

Wrong manga? Probably Yowamushi Pedal...

Yeah...  How the hell did this happen lmaoo..

I have a feeling Midosuji is going to win, but I want Naruko to win and regain what he lost back in the winter.  I would love to see the wheels make an appearance at the IH.

Midosuji always has plans up his sleeve.  I find it really bad that Midosuji is shown restricting blood flow to his muscles, that's really bad for you, especially with how much he's exerting those muscles, and how much blood is flowing.

Wrong manga? Probably Yowamushi Pedal...


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