A sport manga that is able to convey why the MC is enjoying so much what she do.
Bullshit, it's one of the best ongoing sports manga. The story may be silly, but the art is great, so the reverse of Giant Killing.
You call it pure shit, I call it silly, but I can see where you're coming from.
What I love about the manga is how the author makes a blend of cute/ecchi artstyle, actual realistic soccer poses and Captain Tsubasa-like plays without retarded technique titles.
And another example, I only now noticed I've missed two recent chapters.
Not liking uncute art is totally valid, but the art in Giant Killing is very good.
Not my fave genre.
But rarely is well depicted. Is often reduced to some "how good enjoy the company of friends" or "i wanna imitate some random guy".
Here it show how she is simply enjoying the adrenaline pumping on her veins, and the feeling of a challenge, without rethoric crap. Effect enhanced by the fact that she is/was depicted as an outsider with no interest in the sport and it come as a some kind of enlightement.
Yeah, i've seen it before. But i think here is depicted better.
The ones I would recommend are the ones on this thread, Mai Ball (really dynamic with cute girls), Giant Killing (great characters and portrayal of an underdog team) and 1/11 (emotional moments of those involved in football). I'm not a fan of Area no Kishi and Days but they're popular too.
Are you fucking retarded? Have you read manga or anything at all before this shit?
Why does that girl look like nothing but shallow fap bait when is suppose to be a good sport manga according to you?
reading it right now, just finished vol2 and actually it's pretty decent.
it's a bit different from what you'd expect from a sports manga. right now the comedy and ecchi elements are definitely a big part of it, but they're both pretty well done.
the biggest difference right now is the fact that the MC is a genius that doesn't have a clue about what she's doing, not a fan of that, but that'll probably change as it develops.
more aspects of traditional sports manga (mainly competitiveness) may pop up later. at least i hope so.
It's an ecchi harem comedy with very nicely drawn girls and football, where the MC isn't a faggot and isn't the focus of the manga
though I remember reading a spoiler saying later chapters are about his matches too. It's totally fine if it's not your thing, it doesn't aim to be the next greatest manga of the decade or anything.
> haremshit invading the sports genre
Characters in Sports stories are only interesting due to their love of the game. This piece of shit fucks all that up, and the technicalities of the game are all wrong.
Who the hell even plays Sweeper anymore? That position has been dead for decades.
MB isn't a particularly good sports manga or a ecchi/comedy manga. Only reason to read it is if you find the girls cute, which you seem to be admitting and then dressing up with all these other weak reasons trying to justify it (hell there's nothing wrong with just liking a series for it's cute girls, look where you fucking are)
Modern soccer with its avoidance of risks (pass the ball instead of dribbling for "no reason"), defensive mindset (4-5-1 with two defensive midfielders is pretty normal, whereas it would be a considerably defensive tactic 20 years ago) and the goals per match getting closer to 2.0 with each major tournament, no wonder a shounen manga looks back to the past of offensive plays, shining individualities and lots of goals instead.
the japanese baseball and soccer league might as well be the same as the WNBA.
sports manga are all about passion, competition and the game.
One aspect I found that instead of groaning about being the coach of an all girls team like other male MCs would, he is proactive in helping the girls become a better team and is determined about it. He deserves the admiration from the girls.
Harem antics never outshadow the love for the game in this series, what are you talking about? Also, does the series later introduces a sweeper? Because so far no one has played that position.
>Harem antics never outshadow the love for the game in this series
if by "game" you mean "dick", then maybe. otherwise there really isn't much love, at least when it comes to mai.
the captain of the current opponents is a sweeper.
I'm no expert in spoerts manga or sports in general but i'll try to explain.
10 is running with the ball and for some reason black hair is going to kick the other girl (?), so 10 decides to pass the ball to the girl called Mai (i suppose).
That light haired girl from the opposing team is scared as shit of the ball so she covers her head while "Mai" is standing still like she just rememberd she's playing.
Somehow "Mai" stops the ball with some ninja level reflexes while she keeps watching the space the ball was while the other girl is still covering.
This probably happened in the span of a couple of seconds.
>if by "game" you mean "dick", then maybe
OP page pretty much proves you wrong, don't be an idiot. And no, the opponent's captain isn't a sweeper, they're still player with 4 defenders.
Girls are playing with balls, anon. What's there to understand?
> confirmed for only paying attention to t h i c c
Can't blame ya. Not like the author knows jack shit about the game.
She was talking about her personality and strength. They're playing with a defense line of four player so there can't be a sweeper, learn the "technicalities" of the game before talking.
Not clear what the defensive line is, actually. Manga looks to be more concerned with Yomi-antics, and "How can she be so fast?" shenanigans that making sense of what is going on.
#35 was switched out for the captain, and the wingers were replaced for a forward and a midfielder.
Everytime I browse the bookstore and I see a new MaiBall cover, my nutbladder colapses. Still, don't feel like reading/buying it.
> Same author as Zero In
NOPE. Fuuuuuuck that.
This manga is one of the best blend between sport and ecchi.
Nothing like the shitty roh kyu buh or softenni. Story is decent, good art, good comedy and characters, nosebleed fanservice. In theory should be an harem but the main guy is more a plot devise, the focus is all on the heroines.
Yeah, instead i bet that male only sport manga with sweaty muscle guys make your dick hard.