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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.31 Ch.296: Resolution
Fallen Angels & Angelic Scanlations iZN 5 hours ago
Vol.31 Ch.295: Escort
Fallen Angels & Angelic Scanlations iZN 5 hours ago
Vol.31 Ch.294: Rivals
Fallen Angels & Angelic Scanlations iZN A week ago
Vol.31 Ch.293: Out of Sight
Fallen Angels & Angelic Scanlations iZN 2 weeks ago
Vol.31 Ch.292: Unfamiliar Territory
Fallen Angels & Angelic Scanlations iZN 3 weeks ago
Vol.31 Ch.291: A Fair Match
Fallen Angels & Angelic Scanlations iZN 3 weeks ago
Vol.13 Ch.118: Correzione
Eagles Team giò92 A week ago
Vol.13 Ch.117: Traccia
Eagles Team giò92 A week ago
Vol.13 Ch.116: Difetto
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Vol.13 Ch.115: La prova
Eagles Team giò92 A week ago
Vol.13 Ch.114: Hiroshi Araya
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1655 Comments

I really dislike how casually manga handle situations like that, with the whole 'study abroad stay apart for a while' trope. People meet start dating and get married in shorter periods of time than 4 years, and these Japanese kids are apparently always so confident in their relationship they dont even question for a second the difficulty in such a long term long distance relationship and the stress itll put on them. W/e i guess its all semantics in the end baby steps still goat.

 

Well, as you yourself mention in your comment they are kids, it's not like they can accurately predict what being apart for this long will do. And they both understood early on that their tennis careers were always going to get in the way of their relationship one way or another.

 

To be honest since I'd personally rather keep it light on the romance drama I like how it's handled so far.

If only the date lasted for few more chapters equal to the chapters a single match has

Best moment between Nacchan and Ecchan.

anyone know how many volumes will the all-japan tournament arc take?

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

I really dislike how casually manga handle situations like that, with the whole 'study abroad stay apart for a while' trope. People meet start dating and get married in shorter periods of time than 4 years, and these Japanese kids are apparently always so confident in their relationship they dont even question for a second the difficulty in such a long term long distance relationship and the stress itll put on them. W/e i guess its all semantics in the end baby steps still goat.

Yeah, If they are away from each other for 4 years, I hope that it skips it.

The Pete match was painful enough... but 4 years without Nacchan?!
We'll be reading their post-college lives with our friggin' grandchildren by then.

anyone know how many volumes will the all-japan tournament arc take?

THIS IS A FAMILY MANGA THERE SHALL BE NONE OF THAT

Spoiler

 

too complex for this manga's standards. they got together drama-less, romance is a peripheral thing, cos everything is in function of that little yellow fuzzy ball. 

Marou laid some heavy pipe after arriving back home.

Finally best girl Nacchan is back.

im so fucking hyped for this nonexistant tournament

5 days before the tournament, meaning 5 days of Eichi / Nacchan chapters, right? Right?? Please? ^^

whoa, whoa.

we all know, deep within ourselves, that they started dating way too easily for shounen manga standards.

ooh she weill be dumped hard.

then a 10-15 volumes long-distance relationship with Marcia, a little flirt with Sasaki and, finally, wedding  with best girls, aka  Aki-chan.

 

THIS IS A FAMILY MANGA THERE SHALL BE NONE OF THAT

Spoiler

BEGONE THOT

whoa, whoa.

we all know, deep within ourselves, that they started dating way too easily for shounen manga standards.

ooh she weill be dumped hard.

then a 10-15 volumes long-distance relationship with Marcia, a little flirt with Sasaki and, finally, wedding  with best girls, aka  Aki-chan.

BEGONE THOT

Seeing all people working hard everywhere make me so hype for all japan championship. :P

She will wear a sexier bathing suit next time???

 

Who needs a bathing suit? There is a much better way to get his attention.

 

Au naturale is the wave of the future. Lead the way, young lady, lead the way!

Two matches in two chapters. O_O It's a miracle.

 

Preach. I saw Maruo start playing a game with Kanda and was like "%!@$ TRIGGER WARNING" and then it ended the same chapter. My heart wasn't ready for a repeat.

You can have girlfriends in differents countrys

A girl in every port, or court in this case I guess.

That sounds like an awesome 3 years then.

Indeed. So good times we're living in~

That sounds like an awesome 3 years then.

2 chap per week? To good to be true.

You're a cool lass, Marcia, but Nacchan's a goddang angel.


You can have girlfriends in differents countrys

Two matches in two chapters. O_O It's a miracle.

You're a cool lass, Marcia, but Nacchan's a goddang angel.

Vol 46 comes out mid next month and should have up to chapter 445.

 

At 2 per week it would take ~3 years to catch to the JP releases.

 

That sounds like an awesome 3 years then.


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