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All that matters to 15-year-old Nobara Sumiyoshi is volleyball--she's an awesome player with big-time ambitions. But sometimes it seems like a girl just can't get a break in the competitive world of high school volleyball. Nobara's family wants her to inherit the role of "young mistress," serving rich patrons at her family's old-fashioned Japanese restaurant. No thanks! When Nobara transfers to Crimson Field High School, known for its top-notch volleyball team, it turns out that her mother will stoop to dirty tricks to keep her off the court. With assistance from her feisty Aunt Momoko, who's got some connections at Crimson Field, Nobara decides to start playing offense.
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after volume 10
I like this serial, there is a good balance between romance and sport. But after volume ten, the main character returns from training camp and i suddenly lost interest in it. I can't really say what happened but this was getting boring. i agree with @fronzel. I'll give myself a break and complete this serie later.
Where have all the beautiful stories gone
I wish the author takahashi mitsuba would come out with another manga series.Her drawings are amazing and beautiful. I sometimes like to just stare, especially at the men. Yum!! he he. It's been more than a few years and I miss series like these. I feel like half the manga series today either look the same or the story is extremely boring. WHERE'S THE CREATIVITY!
asking for more! more! MORE!
i cant wait for the next volume, its a cliff hanger there! i mean my gawd this is so good and uhmmm btw the girl isnt that masculine its just her shoulders were broad, have you seen an athlete who doesnt have those... anyways she got way thinner on the last few volumes, i feel so sorry for haibuki but i cant stop loving yuushin...
the heroine is awesome, i hope there are more heroines like this rather than being shy, weak and stuff wtf is that, anyways, she's cool thats it! haha
i totally reccomend this one!
Thoroughly enjoyed it
I really did.
I love it when mangakas discuss the complexity of relationships and then apply them to different situations. I found the theme of unrequited love delicately expressed-you can sense that thought has been put into the writing. The mangaka does care about her characters and that's always a plus. The art is beautiful; it's one of those rare instances where you stay at one page before going to the next-to appreciate the art rather than just flipping through the thing.
Can't wait to finish this
crimson is awsome
OMG I just Love it amazing, the characters and the style of the drawning, and the story is worderful
One of my favorite sport manga, its also a very excellent talent manga. I really love how ones emotions get caught up into it; everytime the team scores a point I almost want to cheer loudly for them, or at the very least smile like an idiot.
The art takes a little bit getting used to, if only because the 'tom-boys' are generally indistinguishable from boys. Still after you learn the finer nuisances of the mangakas style its easy enough to tell.
Overall, it only got an 8.5 from me was because I don't really like how the romance is done, it seems a bit over-exaggerated to me, but its still good.
... Last updated on August 11th, 2009, 9:16pm
Just a thought
I disagree with the user below. I don't think Nobara is masculine. She just lacks self-confidence regarding her femininity. Sure she's big-boned. I'm also big-boned and very tall, but actually, aren't most models are? And the plot is not that repeating. She's not dumb like all the other heroines who get swayed by the merest of kindness. She's kinda pure and pushes through with her love so naively. Sure, there are some pitfalls in the plot and cliches` but I think people have forgotten that cliches` happen in real life too, at the most alarming rate.
way too masculine
this series has good art but nobara is way too masculine,the same plot elements are repeated over and over and nothing interesting happens. boo.
... Last updated on December 16th, 2008, 3:33am
Definitely a unique story. The heroine isn't your normal average dense and weak girl, but a headstrong, tomboy. Nobara chases after her dream of going to Haru High playing volleyball. Her attitude and personality affects others in a good way. I love the romance in here, because there isn't waaaay to much like how in other mangas, they make it way dramatic. This one is perfect, and I love how Nobara knows when to focus about sports than guys.
... Last updated on December 8th, 2008, 6:09pm
Starts out fairly strong with a likable protaginist, but after having the plot wander around for a while a while, the author apparently ran out of ideas and just sends her on a training journey (big sports manga cliche), and when she returns, the only thing the series can put forward is vapid statements about teamwork and how winning isn't everything, as if the series was suddenly being written for 10 year-olds.