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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 ShounenSports 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.257: Power and Technique
Angelic Scanlations legendawy 3 days ago
Vol.27 Ch.256: Final Set
Angelic Scanlations legendawy A week ago
Vol.07 Ch.56: è solo l'inizio
Eagles Team giò92 4 days ago
Vol.07 Ch.55: Miglioramento
Eagles Team giò92 A week ago
Vol.07 Ch.54: Tutte "A"
Eagles Team giò92 2 weeks ago
Vol.06 Ch.53: L'all-Japan junior
Eagles Team giò92 3 weeks ago
Vol.2 Ch.12: Juste un peu
MiamMiam-Team & Penguin-Scantrad Sacrylaw 6 days ago
Vol.2 Ch.11: Plus qu'attendu
MiamMiam-Team & Penguin-Scantrad DjidaneZokawa 3 weeks ago
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1360 Comments

alright so while i was at bootcamp did I miss a tournament rule that allows an 8-7 game match because there would usually be a tiebreaker

In the fifth set it doesn't go to a tiebreaker (except the US open), it's play till someone wins the set by 2 games.  The longest recorded official ATP match was at Wimbleon in 2010 where it took John Isner 11 hours and 5 minutes to beat Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 70-68 in a game played over 3 days.

alright so while i was at bootcamp did I miss a tournament rule that allows an 8-7 game match because there would usually be a tiebreaker

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....

looks like it's going to end in a couple chapters as per this chapter

 

tie breaks are tight...

Since I've already looked ahead at the raws, about a year ago, I've been waiting for this crazy long match to end... and it still hasn't ended....  I'm really excited for what's going to come though, so I cannot wait for it to be time!!!  The raws are probably around 400 chapters though (unless it ended, but I doubt that)...

Thanks to the new scanlation group for picking this up, much appreciated by us all, I hope it can move ahead quickly!

I'm just surprised that more groups haven't tried to pick it up, it's an amazing manga, and the anime was good too.

 The feels from their relationship is great, and I hope it progresses smoothly.

It just sucks this match took 30+ chapters...  I guess it means it was a really important one, but it definitely didn't need to be dragged out as long, imo.

and another month is about to pass by without an update...

you obviously haven't read berserk, and the joy of seeing a new chapter be released.

lol at volume 27's shoujo cover

 

Mmmh I don't really like it, it's like Nacchan is going to lose :(

lol at volume 27's shoujo cover

Chapter 256 is what you call 5 chapters could be covered in 1, more mangaka should adopt this method, fast pace but we get the intensity rather than drawn out the battle mmm...

Man, they must be exhausted by now.

It is strange, shouldn't be just a tie break after 6-6.

not for this specific tournaments, they'll go over until there's a 2 set difference

It is strange, shouldn't be just a tie break after 6-6.

News from Angelicscans:

 

legendawyAngelic Scans 23 punti 2 giorni fa

 

Sorry about this I was super busy during the holidays(travelling that is) and when I got back about two weeks ago I accidentally hurt myself when I was making a table for my bedroom. Nobody except me had access to the baby steps RAWS since they were huge files and to keep them away from prying eyes that don't have permission.

Baby steps chapters will be back soon enough. For not announcing or anything it's entirely my fault since the trip wasn't really expected and I WAS TOO LAZY to even make a post, announce anything or inform the other admin(crappy internet)

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/manga/comments/41czd9/sl_is_angelicscans_baby_steps_dead_or_something/

and another month is about to pass by without an update...

Cover 38!!

 

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Aki strategizing on herself is paying off, even though more than that it's payingoff the fact that she's having fun i guess.

 

I didnt expect Araya Nabae going like that. O better i was expecting it, so i didnt want to expect it and i hoped to be surprised...

As for the natsu part. There was no way around it. the message in japanese was really deep. She meant that Ei-chan believes in his abilities/self because Ei-chan already has the Abilities/Confidence in his abilities to believe in himself.

omfg that's so confusing. it's like a loop of confidence

 

ndyea i remember thought bubbles having grey font in the past too. didn't know it was cuz the original text is like that... i remember flipping thru raws but i never picked up on that.

It's pretty nice chapter once again, thanks for the release mmm...

I love how he actually get the story covered even though the pace incredibly fast in this chapter mmm...

It is my greatest hope that the contrast  in grey text changes doesn't do any long standing retinal damage to the readers when the chapter is released tomorrow.

the manga uses slightly lighter fonts for normal thought bubbles. We just want the author's work to be conveyed as closely as possible without ruining the readers experience and iManga used grey fonts for thoughts iirc

 

As for the natsu part. There was no way around it. the message in japanese was really deep. She meant that Ei-chan believes in his abilities/self because Ei-chan already has the Abilities/Confidence in his abilities to believe in himself.

Ah I see, the grey font sure isn't the best thing for  the ease of reading, but if that means to stick to the original I'm down with it mmm...

Thanks for the fast updates! It is great to have this being released again. The grey text for the thoughts? Its harder for my eyes to read. Black is really much easier on the eye and its clear from the context that it is thinking so I don't think you need to use grey. :-) Great work on a great manga, thanks again for all your hard work in posting this.

i agree about the grey thought bubble font! i don't have issues reading it myself, but i can imagine some ppl need more contrast for ease of reading. if you absolutely wanna do smth, italicized text might be better? thanks for the release ;v;/ (i assume what Natsu said at the end was as tough to understand in Japanese as it is in translation haha)

the manga uses slightly lighter fonts for normal thought bubbles. We just want the author's work to be conveyed as closely as possible without ruining the readers experience and iManga used grey fonts for thoughts iirc

 

As for the natsu part. There was no way around it. the message in japanese was really deep. She meant that Ei-chan believes in his abilities/self because Ei-chan already has the Abilities/Confidence in his abilities to believe in himself.

agreed for the grey font. Also, i found this chapter a bit of a filler. well, not really a filler since they completed a game, but well, lots of pretty recursive thoughts.

i agree about the grey thought bubble font! i don't have issues reading it myself, but i can imagine some ppl need more contrast for ease of reading. if you absolutely wanna do smth, italicized text might be better? thanks for the release ;v;/ (i assume what Natsu said at the end was as tough to understand in Japanese as it is in translation haha)

Thanks for the fast updates! It is great to have this being released again. The grey text for the thoughts? Its harder for my eyes to read. Black is really much easier on the eye and its clear from the context that it is thinking so I don't think you need to use grey. :-) Great work on a great manga, thanks again for all your hard work in posting this.

Am I the only one that feels like if Natsu had lost, he would have been even more pumped up? Not happy, but he'd be even more determined to make her feel better by him winning.


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