Did You Know?: Manga With Tennis Background


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History has proven that tennis is one of the most well known sports. Even in the world of Manga, tennis background story turns out to be rather interesting. I’m not talking about the story where the protagonist confesses to a girl who happens to play tennis like Crazy Love Game which the story does not circulate with the tennis concept; I’m talking about a Manga where tennis is the main component in the story development.

You might notice that many Tennis-related Manga have a high school environment in most cases. That’s probably related with the fact that most of the stories are shounen and shoujo, with a cheerful traits and full of energy. It might be cause by the targeted reader, for the reader to be able to understand the characteristic of young boys and girls action. For starter, let me gives you a very short and sharp review of 7 Tennis Manga and my top 2 recommendation of the Tennis Manga.

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Final Part of Fall Anime Season 2012 Short Reviews, Whew!!


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We would like to deliver our thanks to the viewer to stay with us for the last 1 week, enduring our Fall Season Anime Review Special. But we’re not done just yet! There are still 5 Anime that haven’t been covered . And now, we would like to give you a very short review with an overall score statement. Well, let’s get to them!
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“Btooom! Ep.1” Battle Royal Concept With Gory Detail


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Title: Btooom!

Type: TV Series

Genres: Action Drama Ecchi Mature Psychological Romance Sci-fi Seinen Tragedy

Running time: 25 minutes per episode

Current Episode: 2

Total Number of episodes: 12

Opening Theme: “No Pain, No Game” by Nano

Ending Theme: “Aozora (Blue Skies)” by May’n

Official website: Btooom! Official Website (Japanese)

Original CreatorJunya Inoue

Animation ProductionMadhouse Studio

Age Rating: 17+

Rating: 7,0 / 10

“He left me with no alternative…”

“It was either me or him.”

“It’s self-defense”

“I didn’t do anything wrong”

“It’s not my fault”

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“Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun Ep.1” The Sweet, Bitter, and Hilarious Taste of a Relationship Between Two Odd People


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Title: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Alternative Title: My Little Monster (English) / となりの怪物くん (Japanese)

Type: TV series

Genres: Comedy Drama Romance School Life

Running Time: 24 minutes per episode

Current Episode: 2

Total Number of Episodes: 12

Opening Theme: “Q&A Recital!” by Haruka Tomatsu

Ending Theme: “White wishes” by 9nine

Official Website: アニメ「となりの怪物くん」オフィシャルサイト (Japanese) / テレビ東京・あにてれ となりの怪物くん (Japanese)

Original Creator: Robico

Animation Production: Brains Base

Age Rating: 15+

Rating: 8.5 / 10

“Nobody else is willing to look me in the eye.”

“That’s because you’re either glaring at them, threatening them, or beating them up.”

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“Robotics; Notes Ep.1” A Sci-fi Series That Starts Quietly, With a Probable Engaging Plot Ahead


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Title: Robotics; Notes

Alternative Title: ロボティクス・ノーツ (Japanese)

Type: TV series

Genres: Adventure Comedy Sci-fi Mecha School Life

Running Time: 24 minutes per episode

Current Episode: 1

Total Number of Episodes: 11

Opening Theme: “Junjō Spectra” by Zwei

Ending Theme: “Umikaze no Brave” by fumika

Official Website: ROBOTICS;NOTES Official Website (Japanese) / TV ANIMATION Robotics;Notes【TVアニメーション「ロボティックスノーツ」】 (Japanese)

Original Creator: 5pb, Nitroplus

Animation Production: Production I.G

Age Rating: 15+

Rating: 7.2 / 10

“It’s fun! (the Robotics Club) We build stuff and try our best together! We head towards the sunset!”

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“Psycho Pass Ep.1” A Dark, Thrilling Anime with the Sense of Cruelty


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Title: Psycho Pass

Alternative title: Psycho Pass / サイコパス (Japanese)

Type: TV Series

Genres: Action Police Story Supernatural

Running time: 25 minutes per episode

Current Episode: 1

Total Number of episodes: 12

Opening Theme: “abnormalize” by Ling Tosite Sigure

Ending Theme: “Namae no nai Kaibutsu (名前のない怪物; Monster with no name)” by EGOIST

Official website: Psycho Pass Official Website (Japanese)

Animation ProductionProduction IG

Age Rating: 17+

Rating: 7,7 / 10

“Everything you’ve been taught is based on theories and logic”

“Soon, you’ll likely come to realize how pointless they are”

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“Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Ep.1” Enticing, Exciting, and Funny Characters All in One


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Title: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Alternative title: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou / さくら荘のペットな彼女 (Japanese)

Type: TV Series

Genres: Comedy Drama Romance

Running time: 25 minutes per episode

Current Episode: 1

Total Number of episodes: 12

Opening Theme: “Kimi ga Yume wo Tsuretekita (君が夢を連れてきた)” by Pet na Kanojo-tachi [Ai Kayano, Mariko Nakatsu, Natsumi Takamori]

Ending Theme: “DAYS of DASH” by Konomi Suzuki

Official website: Sakurasou Official Website (Japanese)

Original CreatorHajime Kamoshida

Animation ProductionJ.C. Staff

Age Rating: 17+

Rating: 7,3 / 10

“Hey, look, this is the Sakura Hall”

“Oh, the place where they stick all Suimei High’s problem kids?”

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