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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 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.228: Final Set
iMangaScans KidCongo 18 hours ago
Vol.24 Ch.227: Match Point
iMangaScans KidCongo A week ago
Vol.24 Ch.226: Simulation
iMangaScans KidCongo 2 weeks ago
Vol.24 Ch.225: Weather Advantage
iMangaScans KidCongo 4 weeks ago
Vol.24 Ch.224: Things You Believe In
iMangaScans KidCongo 09 July 2014 - 11:36 PM
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.190: Apelar
Koimora Scan Rogday A week ago
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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


1069 Comments

Will this be like in the second set? The two point difference on 5 chapters? That would be it XD still feels less stretched than fights in "Bleach" though hahaha xD

Except that it's a 2 game lead rather than a 2 point lead in a tie break

This was Ogata's plan all along4VV1XjO.png

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Will this be like in the second set? The two point difference on 5 chapters? That would be it XD still feels less stretched than fights in "Bleach" though hahaha xD

Thankgod they did this set all in one chapter.

Next time on Dragon Ball Z...

HOLY CRAP I WAS ASSUMING ALL THIS TIME THAT THIS WAS THE FINAL SET.

Okay. I'm good. Bring it on!

it would be final if maruo lost.

looks like the next set stretches another 6 chapters

HOLY CRAP I WAS ASSUMING ALL THIS TIME THAT THIS WAS THE FINAL SET.

Okay. I'm good. Bring it on!

I thought that was the final set. At least we found out which way the set went before the chapter ended.

It technically was if he had lost it. losing 2 out of 3 wouldve meant the end. Now its when the real battle starts. 

1 more set

wait...so now it´s over or not?!

Rain delay gives the Note-Taking Kid a chance to marshal his data.  Very dangerous.

I thought that was the final set. At least we found out which way the set went before the chapter ended.

I had completely forgot they were only in the second set...

You guys are gonna love the next chapter

Spoiler

gamesmanship! gamesmanship! :D :D :D

You guys are gonna love the next chapter

Spoiler

Does he have simulations for when he loses the match?

He does. Look at his life plan from some chapters ago! ^^

Does he have simulations for when he loses the match?

Yeah but the one with the playstyle most similar to nadal is the baldy kanda. Araya's playstyle you can sort of find anywhere. 

as far as we know it, you may be right. that sinking topspin (IIRC) looks like Nadal's. Maybe Araya's style is closer to a Safin's.

 

BTW the anime goes on, Eichan just told his parents about going pro. I wonder how long it will last.

Yeah but the one with the playstyle most similar to nadal is the baldy kanda. Araya's playstyle you can sort of find anywhere. 

Silly thought of the night. Araya totally looks like Nadal. 

 

I mean also physically.

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

SPOILER ALERT

 

Spoiler

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.


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