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Baby Steps


Alt Names: alt Pasos de bebe
Author: Kachiki Hikaru
Artist: Kachiki Hikaru
Genres: Award Winning Award WinningComedy ComedyDrama DramaRomance RomanceShounen 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.24 Ch.225: Weather Advantage
iMangaScans KidCongo 2 days ago
Vol.24 Ch.224: Things You Believe In
iMangaScans KidCongo 2 weeks ago
Vol.24 Ch.223: Mini Break
iMangaScans KidCongo 19 June 2014 - 05:20 AM
Vol.24 Ch.222: Scramble
iMangaScans KidCongo 11 June 2014 - 08:22 PM
Vol.23 Ch.221: Critical Point
iMangaScans KidCongo 05 June 2014 - 04:37 AM
Vol.23 Ch.220: Pinpoint
iMangaScans KidCongo 29 May 2014 - 02:02 AM
Vol.23 Ch.219: Point of Improvement
iMangaScans KidCongo 25 May 2014 - 04:49 AM
Vol.23 Ch.218: Important Battle
iMangaScans KidCongo 21 May 2014 - 09:47 PM
Vol.23 Ch.217: Acceptance
iMangaScans KidCongo 17 May 2014 - 08:53 AM
Vol.23 Ch.216: One Point Breakthrough
iMangaScans KidCongo 14 May 2014 - 06:45 PM
Vol.23 Ch.215: Recursion
iMangaScans KidCongo 10 May 2014 - 10:09 AM
Vol.23 Ch.214: Turning Point
iMangaScans KidCongo 07 May 2014 - 06:11 PM
Vol.23 Ch.213: For Fun
iMangaScans KidCongo 04 May 2014 - 08:25 AM
Vol.23 Ch.212: Smile
iMangaScans KidCongo 02 May 2014 - 10:24 AM
Vol.22 Ch.211: Miracle to Be the Pro
iMangaScans KidCongo 26 April 2014 - 04:53 PM
Vol.22 Ch.210: Clash
iMangaScans KidCongo 23 April 2014 - 07:58 PM
Vol.22 Ch.209: Attention
iMangaScans KidCongo 19 April 2014 - 03:39 PM
Vol.22 Ch.208: Winner and Loser
iMangaScans KidCongo 12 April 2014 - 02:57 PM
Vol.22 Ch.207 Read Online
iMangaScans KidCongo 05 April 2014 - 07:37 PM
Vol.22 Ch.206: One Who Has What It Takes
iMangaScans KidCongo 29 March 2014 - 03:52 PM
Vol.22 Ch.205: Solution for Everything
iMangaScans KidCongo 22 March 2014 - 05:30 PM
Vol.22 Ch.204: First Move
iMangaScans KidCongo 15 March 2014 - 07:56 PM
Vol.22 Ch.203: Vision
iMangaScans KidCongo 13 February 2014 - 01:45 AM
Vol.22 Ch.202: My Tennis
iMangaScans KidCongo 08 February 2014 - 08:11 PM
Vol.21 Ch.201: Uneasiness
iMangaScans KidCongo 29 January 2014 - 10:43 PM
Vol.21 Ch.200: High Return
iMangaScans KidCongo 04 January 2014 - 08:23 AM
Vol.21 Ch.199: Win by Strategy
iMangaScans KidCongo 03 January 2014 - 07:09 PM
Vol.21 Ch.198: How to Use the Court
iMangaScans KidCongo 08 December 2013 - 08:09 PM
Vol.21 Ch.197: Temporary Outlook
iMangaScans KidCongo 02 December 2013 - 05:36 PM
Vol.21 Ch.196: Expected Unexpectedness
iMangaScans SoundSpark 30 November 2013 - 04:04 AM
Vol.21 Ch.195: Rising Flat Shot
iMangaScans KidCongo 25 November 2013 - 06:37 PM
Vol.21 Ch.194: Power of Imagination
iMangaScans SoundSpark 11 November 2013 - 03:01 AM
Vol.21 Ch.193: Negative
iMangaScans KidCongo 11 October 2013 - 02:21 PM
Vol.21 Ch.192: First Time
iMangaScans KidCongo 07 October 2013 - 05:42 AM
Vol.20 Ch.191: Head Out
iMangaScans KidCongo 23 September 2013 - 08:35 PM
Vol.20 Ch.190: Appeal
iMangaScans SoundSpark 21 September 2013 - 03:14 AM
Vol.20 Ch.189: Future Roadmap
iMangaScans KidCongo 18 September 2013 - 08:30 AM
Vol.20 Ch.188: Crown of All-Japan
iMangaScans KidCongo 05 September 2013 - 05:56 AM
Vol.20 Ch.187: Smash!
iMangaScans Sality 03 September 2013 - 03:15 AM
Vol.20 Ch.186: Kanada Hisashi
iMangaScans SoundSpark 31 August 2013 - 03:49 AM
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Vol.1 Ch.4: Sudden Shot
iMangaScans SoundSpark 18 June 2013 - 03:00 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.4: Tiro repentino
Tefox no fansub yaguar 21 October 2012 - 03:18 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.3.2: [continuation]
Hyuugalegacy Sality 09 July 2011 - 06:12 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.3.1: I'll Become Stronger
Hyuugalegacy Sality 09 July 2011 - 06:12 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.3: Empezaré a ser más fuerte
Tefox no fansub yaguar 21 October 2012 - 03:16 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.2.2: [continuation]
Hyuugalegacy Sality 09 July 2011 - 06:11 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.2.1: Perfect!
Hyuugalegacy Sality 17 January 2012 - 12:19 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.2: ¡Perfecto!
Tefox no fansub yaguar 21 October 2012 - 02:03 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: Baby Steps
Hyuugalegacy Sality 09 July 2011 - 06:08 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: Baby Steps
Tefox no fansub yaguar 21 October 2012 - 01:58 PM


1048 Comments

Rain Stop Play, I have been wondering when we'd get one of those events, being a Brit and with Wimbledon being the only time of the year when many of us even pay attention to the sport, Rain delays is considered part of the sport itself for us....it wouldn't be Tennis if atleast one day is not a complete washout.

lol i wrote the same thing in the forums as well 

OH MY WORD AHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Rain Stop Play, I have been wondering when we'd get one of those events, being a Brit and with Wimbledon being the only time of the year when many of us even pay attention to the sport, Rain delays is considered part of the sport itself for us....it wouldn't be Tennis if atleast one day is not a complete washout.

I just love Maruo's parents. Both are pretty awesome, and they make a good team.

AH! About cliffhangers!

This is the first time it's mentioned that they are playing on hard surface. In the anime i suspected as much because even thought the courts are painted green there were never patched areas of spoiled grass. Moreoveri guess it would be a little strange that a minor junior competition gets played in a high manintenance kind of court like grass. 

Arg.  Slow motion cliffhanger.

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I just noticed in episode 1 of the anime you can see Kageyama reading the Baby Steps manga. The screenshot is around the 7-8 minute mark.  Apologies if this has been mentioned already.

i wonder how the anime is going... now art is neither god nor bad, well it's slightly on the bad side if im any judge, but in the opening there's Ike showing so i was wondering if there will be any chance to get throu the american arc to the all japan

Thanks for the new chapter, I was getting a bit worried there for a moment 

My god its so intense!!!
Thanks for the new chapter!!!

even the anime hasnt been updated since last week or so... has it been sacked? the animations were terrible, so i wont wonder if it were the case

 

edit: LOL just got updated my bad... :P

 

If it only worked for the manga as well...

Red Hawk did Heroines on the Beach (participation of Natsu & Eiichirou) :

http://www.batoto.net/read/_/254362/fuuka_ch21.5_by_red-hawk-scans

im getting sort of worried for the releases... they arent turning as steady as they used to be

 

let's hope everything will keep on going fine

The name is "Heroines on The Beach". You know what we are going to see on the one-shot, right? wiseguy.png

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It's announced that Baby Steps has surpassed printing 5,500,000 copies.
 
An one-shot crossover between Fuuka, Aho Girl, Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo & Baby Steps will be published on Shonen magazine issue #31 (02/07). The name is "Heroines on the Beach". You know what we are going to see on the one-shot, right? wiseguy.png
 
It would be great a joint between iMangaScans, S2scans (Aho Girl) & Red Hawk Scanlations (Fuuka) for this one-shot. hee.png

Looks like Ogata got his fighting spirit back \o/
whoops

He's at a tiebreak here and in the anime...

Baby Steps - Fanbook - All A Note cover:

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Yet is the word.  I have seen the raws up to volume 30 and i can guarantee that there will be a rain stop in the future.

Oh, did you just see the raws or can you read them? Do you recommend looking at them? It's just that I recently started reading the manga and I just caught up and don't know if it's a good idea to go to the raw side with so may volumes (even though I did it with yowapeda already ¬¬) 

 

And by the way not it eveywhere it rains all year long as in England. And probably the indoor tournament covers most of the rainy season

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it took me an embarrassingly long time to notice Maruo's nickname "All-As" can be applied to his goal in tennis... as well as Nabae's.

That's more Nabae's goal than Eiichiro's, but don't worry! it took me an embarrasingly amount of time to figure out that "A" is said as "Ei" and thus the nickname of Eiichiro as "Ei-chan" other than simplifying his name :v

dat art in the anime

 

 

just watched the last episode, the people on the background omg, they arent even trying..

 

It was so obvious LOL. I'm still forcing myself to watch it b/c it's baby steps, but mannn, the animation is so bad :/

it's worth noticing that a certain someone is missing...

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yay! so happy that a new release is out! im just so envious that DnA has a daily release, everytime i go chewck to imanga site i see yet another DnA release and now this is a three week game now...damn

It's not a big deal, but in regards to players winning their own service games, is anyone else baffled by the term 'keep' or knows what it was translated from?  Growing up playing and watching tennis, I know it only as 'hold', and this whole 'keep' business is messing with my brain.

They use the katakana romanization of keep in the manga raws. "Kiipu" for keep.


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