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Sayonara Football  
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Onda Nozomi is in her second year on the middle school soccer team but has yet to play a single game because she is a girl. Growing up playing soccer, she has the technical skills, endurance and the elegance. However, as a girl, she canít overcome the physical difference and she can see all her male teammates that she grew up playing soccer with get further and further away from her. Even her younger brother, Junpei, who is also on the team, is starting to rise above her. Coach Samejima sees that Nozomi is an amazing player but because soccer is such a physical sport, he canít let her play. Nozomi isnít the kind of girl that just gives up so she practices harder than anyone and drives the team in the hopes of one day playing in a game.


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v.2 c.7-8 (end) by Shoujo Crusade (1255d ago)
v.2 c.6 by Shoujo Crusade (1367d ago)
v.2 c.5 by Shoujo Crusade (1481d ago)
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (101 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.76 / 10.0
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March 27th 2015, 2:22pm PST



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Very Good manga   
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by lexmark
February 15th, 2013, 8:30pm
No crap in this one, from beginning to end the manga is about a girls struggle to play a sport she loves even when the odds are stacked against her. The manga itself shows why its very hard for a woman to play soccer against man at a certain age but not to make man look superior but to show that it doesn't matter all the time if you have the heart to play.
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You HAVE to read this!   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by sujinj523
January 3rd, 2013, 8:39pm
Wow, it's been so long since I read a sports manga that made my heart pound like this! The female lead is so refreshing! She's not like those wimpy cliche-ridden shoujo heroines at all! She's strong-willed, upbeat, and so passionate! I love how realistic her struggles are. It's not a make-believe where a girl gets so good she's better than all the guys. I don't have any complaints about this manga biggrin

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2013, 8:40pm
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Phooeyish
October 30th, 2011, 8:19am
I've only read 4 chapters, but I'm already in love. It's always great to read sports manga with a strong, female lead, but what I especially like about this manga in particular, is the struggle she faces in trying to be recognized for her talents despite her gender and the vulnerability it gives her.
Besides that, the manga is looking pretty good; the mangaka does a nice job with the characterization by keeping the characters realistic and the plotline thus far seems interesting.
I hope the next chapter comes out soon!
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by lialah
April 16th, 2011, 3:20am
Nice to see a manga once and a while where a girl has a greater ambition than to hook up with the guy next to her. Here we have a realistic shounen where the girl, whose passion is football, has to struggle to get recognised in a sport which is male-dominated, and a situation where everyone tells her to give up because of her gender. Looking forward to see how this one pans out, and how she deals with the situation.

A pretty solid start, and I hope it stays that way.
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