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Five Sports Manga, As Described By Teens

South Carolina's warming back up, which means great conditions for playing outside. There's a sport for every kind of player, whether you enjoy teams and rules or independence and self-determination. Richland Library teens were asked about the activities in five different manga, and their reactions are listed below. Feel free to check out the manga from our catalog when you're not breaking a sweat.

  • Whistle! by Daisuke Higuchi (Soccer)
  • “All about feet. Kicking, messy, muddy."

    "Everything comes down to the goalie."

  • Cross Game, by Matsuru Adachi (Baseball)
  • “Everyone has a position. Infielder, outfielder, center field, pitching, catching, batting.”

    “I think about the greats, like Jackie Robinson.”

  • Yowamushi Pedal, by Wataru Watanabe (Bicycling)
  • “Legs moving fast and furious.”

    “You have to race as hard as you can for a long time, but one crash can ruin everything.”

  • Haikyu!! by Haruichi Furudate (Volleyball)
  • “One of the only sports you can play at the beach and in a pool.”

    “Size isn’t everything. One of the main kids is short, but he can jump higher than anyone.”

  • Swan, by Kyoko Ariyoshi (Ballet)
  • “You have to have control and strength to do all that spinning and twirling.”

    “Ballet has a lot to do with football. Not a lot of people know that, but it’s true. Coaches will send their kickers to do ballet."


    Amazon Says: [ Whistle!, Vol. 1 BY Higuchi, Daisuke ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2004 more...
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    Cross Game, Vol. 1 by Mitsuru Adachi
    Amazon Says: Drama with a light touch, Cross Game will change how you see shonen manga. Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for T audiences. Cross Game is a moving drama that is heartfelt and more...
    Amazon Says: Drama with a light touch, Cross Game will change how you see shonen manga. Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for T audiences. Cross Game is a moving drama that is heartfelt and true, yet in the brilliant hands of manga artist Mitsuru Adachi, delightfully flows with a light and amusing touch. The series centers around a boy named Ko, the family of four sisters who live down the street and the game of baseball. This poignant coming-of-age story will change your perception of what shonen manga can be. less...
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    Yowamushi Pedal, Vol. 1 by Wataru Watanabe
    Amazon Says: For the love of all things otaku--anime, video games, figures, you name it! Power-pedaling Sakamichi Onoda has long been conquering the steepest slopes and regularly making th more...
    Amazon Says: For the love of all things otaku--anime, video games, figures, you name it! Power-pedaling Sakamichi Onoda has long been conquering the steepest slopes and regularly making the ninety-kilometer round-trip to Akihabara on a mommy bike!! But when his bike commute to his new high school lands him in a confrontation with the serious first-year road racer Imaizumi, Onoda has a major showdown on his hands! Can this meek geek really out-pedal the future ace of the school road-racing team?! less...
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    Haikyu!!, Vol. 1 by Haruichi Furudate
    Amazon Says: Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the "Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player eve more...
    Amazon Says: Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the "Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to-and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else? After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, "the King of the Court," Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?! less...
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    Swan: Volume 1 by Kyoko Ariyoshi
    Amazon Says: Masumi, from rural Japan, wants more than anything to be a prima ballerina, and although her training lags behind others in many competitions, her inner strength and poise wil more...
    Amazon Says: Masumi, from rural Japan, wants more than anything to be a prima ballerina, and although her training lags behind others in many competitions, her inner strength and poise will help her overcome those challenges facing a hopeful dancer. less...
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