Hinata Shouyou, upon seeing a volleyball match, is aiming to become "The Small Giant", and joins his middle school volleyball club. After finding new members, they set out for the middle school tournament, where they've cross paths with a formidable school with the "King of the Upper Court", Kageyama Tobio. Although their team lost, Shouyou is still determined to aim for the top and exact revenge on Kageyama. Upon entering high school, he recieved the biggest surprise--he and Kageyama are on the same school and club!
Won the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award for the shounen category in 2015.
Junichiro Koizumi. Prime Minister of Japan, or God of Mahjong incarnate? Watch him clash with other world titans such as George W. Bush, Kim Jong Il, and Vladimir Putin in the one force that matters in the political world: mahjong.
In Giant Killing a ragtag bunch from East Tokyo are struggling in Japan's top football league. The team is going through an abysmal spell right now where they are nearing the bottom of the table and have lost 5 matches in a row. The losses haven't done much to team morale, because it was already low. Fan support, on the other hand, is looking bleak. In the world of football, once the fans turn on a team the end is near. Teams don't recover. Coaches are fired, players are sold, and teams drop to lower divisions where profits often prevent them from ever being successful against even mediocre top division teams. East Tokyo United, ETU, can only blame their coach right now. And Coach is ready to give up this next game to prove to his team and fans, that against the biggest club in the nation he can make this team win.
In 2010, this manga received the 34th Annual Kodansha Manga Award for General Manga.
After the terrible battle against the Demon Seeds peace has been restored and thus Mantarou is wasting his time away sleeping around, like usual... Suddenly he has a weird dream of him fighting a tag match against the Original 'Machine guns' team (Kinnikuman x Terryman tag team)... Even weirder is that the machine guns aren't 60 something, but are instead in their top form at their finest age, as they where when they won the universal tag team championship... Could this weird new vs old dream mean something?
As he awakes from his afternoon nap, Mantarou realizes that there are some evil beings floating around the sky that call themselves Time Choujins, after sending a weird challenge they just banish in thin air without leaving a trace.
The story of the comedy manga revolves around Yugami Yuuji and Watanuki Chihiro, who sit next to each other in class. Unfortunately for the transfer student Chihiro, Yuuji is weird... extremely weird. Even though he's the ace of the baseball club, he hasn't adapted to the club at all. He also stands apart from the rest of the class, but seems completely satisfied with being alone.
A world in which Korea is the global capital of combat sports. At Nam-Il High School where the best and most talented students of martial arts reside, Jiu Ji-Tae suddenly finds himself thrust into their midst despite being a total weakling.
By neutralising his physical shortcomings through jiu-jitsu, can he rise to the top of the fight classes?
Yoichi Isagi lost the opportunity to go to the national high school championships because he passed to his teammate who missed instead of shooting himself. Isagi is one of 300 U-18 strikers chosen by Jinpachi Ego, a man who was hired by the Japan Football Association after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to guide Japan to winning the World Cup by destroying Japanese football. Ego's plan is to isolate the 300 strikers into a prison-like institution called "Blue Lock", in order to create the world's biggest "egotist"/striker, which has been lacking in Japanese football.
Piłkarskie battle royale – tak można opisać całą tę historię.
Z powodu niepowodzeń na mistrzostwach świata, Japoński Związek Piłki Nożnej postanawia wdrożyć program, dzięki któremu uda się stworzyć rewolucyjnego napastnika.
Isagi Yoichi otrzymuje zaproszenie do wzięcia udziału w tym właśnie programie. Zamknięty w placówce o nazwie Blue Lock, będzie walczył z 299 innymi graczami i starał się zostać najlepszym napastnikiem na świecie.
Little stories about a world where humans, beastmen and half-beast live together. This manga follows the everyday life of a diverse cast of middle schoolers, mostly from the basketball and volleyball club, as they learn about each other's differences.
Hayama Kao yearns for an existence that would make people notice her. Even in her final year of middle school when she confessed to the boy she liked for three years, he couldn't even recall her name.
Now in high school, she is working as a temporary manager of her school's boys volleyball club against her will. Kao's older brother, an alumnus, currently a teacher and the advisor of the club, placed the responsibility on her shoulders to recruit Kuze Nagisa for the volleyball club if she wanted to quit being the manager.
Even though silently observing someone as dazzling as Kiryuu in the club is the only redeeming thing about being the manger, Kao's body aches. She is at her limit and wants to quit being the manager. But no matter how much effort she puts on recruiting Kuze she simply cannot convince him to join. Then one day, she notices something that took her breath away. It was bluer than the sky, even bluer than the sea; it was Kuze Nagisa practicing volleyball all on his own.
A little-known classic, brought to you by the artist of Dokaben and Abu-san and the creator of Apache Baseball Team, Zenikko is a gritty look at money and capitalism, and one kid’s attempts to game the system in his favour.
In a world much like our own, fruit stacking has become the world’s most popular sport… and a young boy named Plum will become that’s sport most beloved underdog. Plum’s journey begins at the gates of Apple Seed City, the living, breathing home of the beloved sport itself. Will he succeed? Can he overcome the odds? The answers can be found up in clouds, as our hero begins his quest to stack higher than anyone before him.
Italian / Italiano
In un mondo molto simile al nostro, fare torri di frutta è lo sport più popolare al mondo... e un giovane ragazzo di nome Plum viene dato come sfavorito in questo sport. Il viaggio di Plum comincia alle porte della città Semi di Mela, dove questo adorabile sport ha visto la luce. Riuscirà Plum a farcela? Le risposte si trovano tra le nuvole, e il nostro eroe le potrà trovare solamente facendo la torre più alta mai fatta prima d'ora.
Chihaya Ayase is a girl who has spent most of her life simply supporting her sister in her model career. That changes when she meets a boy named Arata Wataya, a talented karuta player. After becoming friends, he believes that Chihaya has the potential to become a great player. As Chihaya takes on a new dream of becoming Japan's best karuta player, she is soon separated from her karuta playing friends as they grow up. Now in high school, Chihaya is reunited with her childhood friend, Taichi Mashima. Together, they form the Mizusawa Karuta Club. With her teammates and friends supporting her, Chihaya strives to become the best karuta player in the world and to one day be with Arata again.
Won the 2nd Manga Taisho Award in 2009. Won the 5th Kodansha Manga Award in the shoujo category in 2011.
Otaku Sakamichi Onoda has just entered high school and plans to join the anime club. In middle school, Onoda didn’t have any friends with whom he could talk about anime, games, Akihabara and other otaku things, and he is hoping he can make such friends in the anime club, but he finds out it's been disbanded. In order to reestablish the club he tries to find 4 other people who would like to join.
Since he was a little boy, Onoda has ridden his mamachari–a bulky bicycle with a step-through frame mainly used for short rides, such as for casual fun or to pick up groceries–to go to Akihabara every week to check out or buy otaku things. Fellow freshman Shunsuke Imaizumi and bicyclist, while training, notices a boy (Onoda) riding his mamachari up a steep road.
Freshman and road racing cyclist, Shokichi Naruko visits Akihabara to get some Gundam plastic models for his younger brothers and meets Onoda who catches his attention because of the his cycling skill on the mamachari and later find out they go to the same school. Later on, both Naruko and Imaizumi try to convince him to join the bicycle racing club, but will he?
Takeru and Meo, two best friends both troubled by tragedies in their pasts, have been sweeping local junior karate tournaments as high school freshmen. But now, they set their sights on a national karate tournament. Unfortunately, the funding required to achieve their goal can only be secured if they form an official karate club at their school. Their first challenge lies in getting past the beautiful student council president Izumi Touko, who also happens to be the only daughter of the head of the biggest karate organization in the world, Koudan-kai (which is totally not Kyokushin). What plot will Touko hatch, and what price is she going to exact from them? As Takeru and Meo embark on their official karate journey which will lead them to confront their pasts, almost the entire cast of Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru makes an appearance, guiding them, and teaching them the true meaning of what it is to be a karate-ka.
Mitsuki Amahara is an avid gymnast in his third year of middle school, but it's not until the final middle school competition that he competes for the first time. There, he is taken aback by the stunning performance of Sakura Dogase, a member of a renowned club. What will Mitsuki do in order to get closer to his goal...?!
“Drifting is a sport!” Rin Todoroki, a natural drifting genius, just wants to put driving aside and live out a normal, comfy university life. What will happen when she is confronted by the automobile club, or “auto” for short? Students who’ve put it all on the line… their stories start here!!
If a telepath, a clairvoyant, a vice detective, a ninja with super reflexes, a spirit medium, an oil magnate, an extremely lucky boy, and an extremely strong man were to fight it out in a rock-paper-scissors tournament, who would you bet your money on? Just because it's a simple game with simple rules doesn't mean the matches will be simple. Mind games, cheat abilities, interesting characters, great humor, this manga has it all!
Shizuku Utsugi, an energetic girl who grew up in an islet, left her islet and started her life in the mainland in order to go to high school. There was only one requirement from her mom. That was “for 3 years, just enjoy your school life.” In a totally new life, new days of girls who spend time on Lacrosse began.
Hamanishi FC is your average elementary school soccer team... or is it? While the team's record isn't impressive, it seems to have a bunch of diamonds in the rough. Soushi is super fast, Roku is a great leader, and the newest addition and only girl, Akira, seems to be great at all aspects of the sport. After Akira demonstrates her skills on the field, the team seems to accept her, even the stubborn Soushi. But boys will be boys...
Volume 3 contains the side story "Aru Natsu no Ichinichi" (ある夏の一日).
Volume 4 contains the series "Koganeiro".
As a part of the JUMP START initiative, the first three chapters of Shuudan! were published in English in VIZ Media's digital Weekly Shonen Jump.
Taira Capeta was a 4th grader boy. He had lost his mother when he had been very little. Although he pretended to be tough in front of his father, actually he felt lonely. One day, his father brought junk parts home from his workplace and made a racing kart. Soon, they went to a circuit to drive the kart. However, Capeta found that its frame was bent and it could hardly run straight. But, with his technique he managed the kart. Furthermore, he followed soon after the fast kart and he could nearly leave it behind. The driver in the kart was Minamoto Naomi, the champion of the East Japan Junior Kart. Looking at their chase, Naomi’s mother, Minamoto Nanako, advised Capeta to take part in the official race.
This manga won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen in 2005.
The story centers around the life of a young boxer named Ryuuji Takane and his sister Kiku, who is his coach. Ryuuji and his sister both inherited their father's talent for boxing with Ryuuji inheriting his strength and techniques while Kiku picked up his talent for analysis and strategy. In the past, their father was a famous boxer. Ryuuji and Kiku went away from home to train and become famous in order to help their lonely mother. On the way to stardom, they have to defeat the strongest challengers all over the world.
Tachibana Kentarou is a high-school badminton coach who has a lot more enthusiasm than some of the members of his very small team. One day, he meets the quiet-voiced student Hanesaki Ayano, who is effortlessly physically capable and experienced in badminton. He tries to recruit her, but she seems to have no interest in the sport at all. Due to a series of circumstances, she eventually ends up joining the team. [tethysdust]
Makunochi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his younger years like most teenagers. Always a target for bullying at school, Ippo's life is one of hardship. One of these after-school bullying sessions turns Ippo's life around for the better, as he is saved by a boxer named Takamura. He decides to follow in Takamura's footsteps and train to become a boxer, giving his life direction and purpose. Ippo's path to perfecting his pugilistic prowess is just beginning.
Minori's motto in life has always been to smile, no matter the hardship.
However her sweet personality, in attempt to make friends, has led to constant bullying and being taken advantage of.
Pushed to her breaking point, Minori begins to give in to peer pressure until she is saved by a beautiful girl named Alice.
In this remote seaside town, different people meet with their own confusions and misgivings. In the face of the deep blue sea, everyone can find their own answers. The Deep Blue journey of scuba diving and ordinary youth begins!
Over Rev! is a manga about a senior graduate named Ryouko. A while back, she injured her ankle in a track meet. Since then, she didn't know what to do with her life, until she finds out about street racing...
Satoru Tsukishima has just been confessed to by fellow high school boxing club member Yae Saotome, who is currently the Kanto region's Female Featherweight Champion. Overjoyed at first, Satoru isn't able to accept her feelings as he believes that she should be focusing on boxing instead. Yae's championship will soon be on the line, and the entire school is counting on her to someday represent Tokyo in the Olympics. It also doesn't help that he's nowhere near as skilled as she is, conflicted by the thought of a rising star being in a relationship with someone as average as him.
But when their coach finds out about the confession, Satoru is assigned as Yae's trainer so the two can secretly date and spend more time together while also engaging in club activities. However, if anyone finds out about the two, it will mean the end of their relationship. With this in mind, their pure and awkward romance begins!
Want to diet? Want to train? School-girl body modification comedy!
Join gyaru Sakura Hibiki and ojou Soryuuin Akemi as they lift weights and exercise with the help of macho-man Machio! Learn for yourself, how good form, good diet and plenty of exercise helps with healthy living!! Let's muscle!!! Links:
Sumire Suou is 15 years old. She has passion for soccer, but can't seem to grasp victory... After having a gloomy life as a middle school student, will a single moment as a high school student make her heart dance!?
On his first day of transferring to a new high school, a loner named Mori Buntarou, is cajoled by a classmate into climbing the school building. Despite knowing that one misstep could send him spiraling to his death, he moves forward, and upon finally reaching the top, Mori experiences a sense of fulfillment. That feeling, which seems to be telling him, "You're alive!" gives birth to an adrenaline for rock-climbing.
Russian / Русский
В старшей школе Северной Ёкосуки новый, необычный ученик – Мори Бунтаро. В первый же день он отдает предпочтение крыше здания, чем ее кабинетам, где со всех сторон сыплются расспросы. Чтобы отвязаться от надоедливых одноклассников, лихо спрыгивающих с карниза вниз по веревке, Мори совершает безумный поступок: без страховки забирается на крышу по трубе, да еще в таком месте, где это достаточно проблематично, даже для тренированного человека! Одноклассник Миямото и Ониси-сенсей в ужасе и восторге, ведь они профессиональные скалолазы, а тут появляется такой способный ученик! Но Мори не разделяет их восторга и не принимает помощи. Нелюдимый и гордый, он всего добивается в одиночку, и трудности скалолазания его не пугают. Он собирается покорять вершину за вершиной, с каждый разом поднимаясь все выше.
Note: Sakamoto Shinichi did both the story and the art from Volume 4 onwards.
The story follows Yuta and Mio, two completely opposite twin siblings.
Suddenly one day Yuta falls in love with a concert artist and decides to follow her to Australia, but for that he needs his sister, who is an antisocial, to take his place in the school and in the volleyball team...
Can Mio take her brother's place without problems...?
Tomo Aizawa was able to successfully confess to her crush Junichirou Kubota. There is only one problem: He just sees her as his buddy. He thought that she was a boy until they went to middle school together, because her grade school was in a different school district.