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Cross Manage  
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Description
"Hard working" or "passionate" was not in Sakurai's vocabulary and joining a team sports in school was out of the question. But one day, he accidentally walks in on his female classmate Toyoguchi naked in the locker room and in return for keeping it a secret from everyone else, he is forced to become the manager for the female lacrosse team. Toyoguchi is passionate about lacrosse and was responsible for creating the team for the school. Sakurai reluctantly begins his role as manager but is slowly drawn into Toyoguchi's personality and begins researching and enjoying the sport. The once lazy Sakurai who was scared of failure now learns to put himself out there and put serious effort into something worthwhile.

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Manga

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Associated Names
クロス・マネジ
兜网球经理

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c.13 by Kuudere-scans (8d ago)
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v.1 c.11 by Kuudere-scans (135d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)
Oneshot (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (95 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.65 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 14th 2014, 7:00pm PST

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Year
2012

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Licensed (in English)
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #754 decreased(-24)
Monthly Pos #665 increased(+1832)
3 Month Pos #1201 increased(+911)
6 Month Pos #2154 increased(+1375)

List Stats
On 588 reading lists
On 219 wish lists
On 82 completed lists
On 13 unfinished lists
On 96 custom lists

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The one-shot was better   
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by BlackOrion
November 20th, 2014, 9:57pm
I bet the changes came from the editor, I can't be sure of course, but I bet that's the case. They changed the main character so much from the One-shot that you might as well said they just changed the character for another one with the same name.
A bloody shame, I'm not surprised It got canned, It felt original and fresh on the OS, but the manga itself applied quite a few cliches that killed it of for me.
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An Underappreciated Gem   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kirjava
August 5th, 2014, 1:09am
It's kind of a miracle this story ran in Jump AT ALL, but I'm so glad it did. It is wonderful.

On the surface I guess it looks pretty typical, but where this manga shines is in its execution. The paneling, dialogue and facial expressions are nicely done and succeed at hitting all the emotional beats one normally finds in a sports manga. The characterization for the two leads is superb too. And those character designs! It was so nice to see a variety of body types, faces and hairstyles among the characters (especially the girls!) in the manga.

I didn't find the pacing bad at all, but maybe it's because I knew the length of the story beforehand (and the fact that it was cut short) and read it all in one shot. It's true that the lacrosse stuff and some of the secondary characters could have been fleshed out more... but y'know what... I didn't really mind, because the rest of the manga was so delightful. The ending hit all the right spots so I was pretty pleased with that too.

Bottom line, Cross Manage is a charming story with fantastic art, fun characters and a whole lot of heart. I wanted more after I finished the last volume, but I'm quite satisfied with what there is of it. Kaito's officially on my watch list and I hope he (she?) finds success in the future. The potential is there, that's for sure.

... Last updated on August 5th, 2014, 1:09am
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Cancellation incoming   
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by armuk
June 22nd, 2013, 9:22am
Decent premise involving a less mainstream sport, lacrosse. But pacing issues and gutless main character rather spoil an otherwise acceptable series.

But as mentioned, it has rated very poorly in weekly Jump surveys in Japan so will likely be cancelled fairly soon.
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Unfortunately doesn't seem to be popular in Japan   
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by emkat
November 16th, 2012, 12:49am
It is an interesting sports manga although the pacing is a bit weird. It's so annoying how the guy just gets punched over and over again despite him not even wanting to be there. The main girl character seems a bit naive and airheaded but I'm sure that can work with the story.
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Oho, I'm the first<3   
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by LittleOddity
August 9th, 2012, 1:23am
I was surprised to find myself actually able to relate to this one. The same fear that ran through Sakurai is one that I have... It was interesting to see him conquering that fear with the realization that he wasn't avoiding failure but instead wasting himself. It was a very good one-shot that was a breeze to read but still interesting all throughout. It left a pleasant aftertaste ;D
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