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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 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.27 Ch.259: The End of The Stalemate
Angelic Scanlations legendawy 5 days ago
Vol.27 Ch.259: O fim do impasse
Kyodai Scans HeartBreat A week ago
Vol.08 Ch.68: Intruso?
Eagles Team giò92 2 days ago
Vol.08 Ch.67: Ai nazionali
Eagles Team giò92 A week ago
Vol.08 Ch.66: Abilità strategica: "D"
Eagles Team giò92 2 weeks ago
Vol.08 Ch.65: Precisione
Eagles Team giò92 3 weeks ago
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1389 Comments

GO EICHAN GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Didn't ball from kanda was 2 times out in this chapter? While ei-kun ball was only once out. That referee sure is strange.

couldnt call the hawkeye :D

 

she's the only one umpire for the match, and my the look of it they're hitting like Nadal and wawrinka at their prime. she's doing her best (and Kanda gave her The Look, so she's frightnened. i gotta try it the next time on tournament)

Didn't ball from kanda was 2 times out in this chapter? While ei-kun ball was only once out. That referee sure is strange.

"End of the Stalemate", my ass! They're still 8-8! > :(

I think it's the end of the stalemate cause Ei-kun just hit the "zone". That's what I'm feeling after seeing that last page.

"End of the Stalemate", my ass! They're still 8-8! > :(

I'm glad for the update, but damn! Judge Roy Bean didn't hang as many Cliffs as this manga has. No wonder Ei-chan is tired, this one game has gone damn near an entire volume on it's own.


Pretty sure every major match is about a volume long.

I'm glad for the update, but damn! Judge Roy Bean didn't hang as many Cliffs as this manga has. No wonder Ei-chan is tired, this one game has gone damn near an entire volume on it's own.

it LIVEEES!!!!

Thanks Angelic Scans!!!

 

It's difficult, but ganbatte!

It's back!

 

And damn those cliffhangers, I'm hanging so much I can't feel my fingers anymore.

 

If I hadn't read ahead over a year ago I would have probably thrown my monitor out of the window already. 

 

 

It's ridiculous how slow this is going... I just want to continue also, but honestly I need to start catching up already, because I didn't actually "read" the raws just "looked" at them....

 

 

I feel like re-reading this entire manga, granted I started with the anime... It might be better to read it fresh wit the manga, but I really did like the anime adaption, granted I'm sure someone can point out issues wit h the adaption like ll other adaptions.

It's back!

 

And damn those cliffhangers, I'm hanging so much I can't feel my fingers anymore.

I just asked on reddit about the fate of this manga, i've been told by someone from angelic that the typesetter has gone MIA due to personal causes. of course im sorry about his/her misfortunes and wish him/her well, but damn this thing doesnt budge.


I'm not sure what a typesetter is, but no one wants to become the new one?

I wish I was able to help out these scanlation groups.

Hopefully everything goes well with them.

 

WTF Where at volume 27 actually... because there's no new translated chapters the gap become that big?

Over a year ago when I read to the end of this giant battle, I read up to at least Chapter 320, and there was more.  It's probably nearing 400 now in the raws.

It's a shame a incredible sports manga like Baby Steps is not enough famous to get translations. I mean, no great art like Slam Dunk but this manga explains EVERYTHING about tennis, even if you like real tennis or you are just a another spokon fan you will find this enjoyeable.

Volume 39!

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WTF Where at volume 27 actually... because there's no new translated chapters the gap become that big?

I just wish I could read Asian Languages, would help with situations like this...

It's a shame that bigger scanlation groups don't pick up some of these good manga...

It just seems to be the case that Sports anime/manga isn't very loved/popular in the anime crowd so I would assume it's not a priority scan.  Sad though, because it's honestly a top contender in the manga world.

Not only is the story very very well done in how he progresses, but there's an interesting romance, and the characters are all memorable and interesting.  I think it's great the mangaka was able to create so many different tennis play styles, but that just might be taken from real life where there could be many options to choose from :).

 

I just asked on reddit about the fate of this manga, i've been told by someone from angelic that the typesetter has gone MIA due to personal causes. of course im sorry about his/her misfortunes and wish him/her well, but damn this thing doesnt budge.

tell me about it...

 

even though BS has a pretty large readership, it seems no one manage to keep up with the transaltion work. I dont think this is something pertaining the obscurity of the lingo, it just looks like it's jinxed or something.

I just wish I could read Asian Languages, would help with situations like this...

It's a shame that bigger scanlation groups don't pick up some of these good manga...

It just seems to be the case that Sports anime/manga isn't very loved/popular in the anime crowd so I would assume it's not a priority scan.  Sad though, because it's honestly a top contender in the manga world.

Not only is the story very very well done in how he progresses, but there's an interesting romance, and the characters are all memorable and interesting.  I think it's great the mangaka was able to create so many different tennis play styles, but that just might be taken from real life where there could be many options to choose from :).

all i can say, is that i hope this gets serialised in english :)

 

And instant binge purchase lol

tell me about it...

 

even though BS has a pretty large readership, it seems no one manage to keep up with the transaltion work. I dont think this is something pertaining the obscurity of the lingo, it just looks like it's jinxed or something.

all i can say, is that i hope this gets serialised in english :) 

 

And instant binge purchase lol

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Volume 39!

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... 3 weeks since update...

 

Dropped again? god i hope not.

107 ch remaining, thats alot. :))

aw god it had to be weekly...

 

let's wait, let's way, let's wait...

Y-... You're joking, right?

Spoiler



Spoiler

 

Its going to be interesting that's for sure.  Soon it will take the twist of

Spoiler


Y-... You're joking, right?

I haven't read raws ahead, and please don't spoil me, but i get a feeling that maruo will lose, what would happen afterwards? Probably his parents being moved by the way he plays and all those compliments from sports magazine reporters and they will let him play tennis further(professionally that is). If by some chance i've struck gold then it goes to show that either i've read far too many manga and plot is kind of obvious to me or i don't know....

 

Its going to be interesting that's for sure.  Soon it will take the twist of

Spoiler


 


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