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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 طفل
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.30 Ch.280: When to Shoot
Angelic Scanlations legendawy 2 weeks ago
Vol.11 Ch.95: Strategia
Eagles Team giò92 5 days ago
Vol.11 Ch.94: Tiro potente
Eagles Team giò92 2 weeks ago
Vol.10 Ch.93: Potenziale latente
Eagles Team giò92 2 weeks ago
Vol.10 Ch.92: Passo
Eagles Team giò92 3 weeks ago
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So im at chapter 266 and I just overall hated anything since Kanda second set (250),

to the point where I just skipped the pages that had anything to do with him

and then the author doesnt do anything with Natsu vs Aki.

Probably dropping this

Clearly, Maruo is going to start the Tennis Titans.

i love you guys but why "boo-yah"? :'D

Booyah ????

Nice chapters, really glad that we finally are getting new chapters after that 50 chapter match at the last tournament.  Still didn't read it in English, but not sure if I want to go back and read it all... Maybe I will.

 

 

 

LOL they who? the manga goes on, it's us peasant whom are stuck two years behind...

 

Still doesn't mean we have to see the latest covers instead of the cover that represents the point where we are currently at, i.e., volume 30.

 

I'm not even sure what the point of 43's cover is supposed to be.

I hope sascnalations can get much more momentum than this...

does this mean we are back to weekly schedule or keeping the once per month current release?

I can't assure a weekly release sched but it definitely wont be once a month.

I really hope this ends with Maruo and Natsu having a child who grows up to be the greatest tennis player ever.

does this mean we are back to weekly schedule or keeping the once per month current release?

Hey guys just wanted to let you know our reader is up and running and so is our site so the 24-hour delay is back.

Chapter 280 and the website

that first love story of natsu though... still wonder if shou really thinknatsu as sister or he is just shy?

hmm...

I dont like how they keep updating the covers since some of them have been kind of spoilerish...

LOL they who? the manga goes on, it's us peasant whom are stuck two years behind...

I dont like how they keep updating the covers since some of them have been kind of spoilerish...

Cover 43!!

 

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Stalker galore?

Thanks for the update.

Loved it, got real proud for ei-chan getting the recognition from all the spectators 

@Hardboiled

 

I do think it is more of Author attempting to illustrate the various backdrops and depict the reality of Sportsman; how being able to do what they are doing. I have read up on a few Sportsman and I realize, often some of the most successful Sportsman really do not have a choice in what they are doing - it is usually a by chance discovery and an all-in effort (especially Monetary) to attempt to realize their aspirations. 

It seems like a typical Shounen thing, but is anyone else annoyed at when they go into a long ass explanation about the opponent's rough life/past, as if that's supposed to make us feel something for them, and give some sort of extra?  I notice this happens, and then our MC wins, and we either don't see this enemy again, or they somehow join the "Crew."  It just always seems to happen before, and during fights....

 

@maffa made a lot of valid points, and

 

 also Maruo has lost a lot, so if they join the "crew", we know why they put so much effort, so we don't have to make a flashback for him when he's training again, in the end the story is focused on Maruo but the main point is how he arrives to the circuit, so we need to know the world and how each player got there too, having only one viewpoint of a player would get tedious in the long run. 

Cover 43!!

 

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It seems like a typical Shounen thing, but is anyone else annoyed at when they go into a long ass explanation about the opponent's rough life/past, as if that's supposed to make us feel something for them, and give some sort of extra?  I notice this happens, and then our MC wins, and we either don't see this enemy again, or they somehow join the "Crew."  It just always seems to happen before, and during fights....

 

yes and no. in sports manga like this, it's the understanding of our MC that the other players are fighting their own war. Any player Maruo defeats is a player that gets nearer to give up on being a professional. He already offed a couple, and now this one stands in his way. Keep in mind that the circuit is made by a relatively small population, and that the tennis community is a big gossiping village. Getting to know these players is nothing unheard of even in RL.

It seems like a typical Shounen thing, but is anyone else annoyed at when they go into a long ass explanation about the opponent's rough life/past, as if that's supposed to make us feel something for them, and give some sort of extra?  I notice this happens, and then our MC wins, and we either don't see this enemy again, or they somehow join the "Crew."  It just always seems to happen before, and during fights....

oh god i know you guys would really bored to see someone type this.
but i really can't wait for the next chapter ! 
thanks for the early christmas btw !

thanks for the update :)

Incoming "for Pete sake" jokes?

Early Christmas release? Woo!

double release!


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