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Giant Step  
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Description
Giant Step is a shounen, sports comedy. With it's relation to Prince of Tennis being in some of the art of attacks and their relation to tennis. If you have already read Prince of Tennis or even a little bit of it and it was too serious for you then Giant Step would be good to check out.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ジャイアントステップ
巨人的脚步

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.10 by Imangascans over 9 years ago
v.2 c.9 by Imangascans over 10 years ago
v.2 c.8 by Imangascans over 11 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (45 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 11th 2018, 2:14pm PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Magazine Special (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #736 increased(+46)
Monthly Pos #1183 increased(+644)
3 Month Pos #2953 increased(+479)
6 Month Pos #3605 increased(+1359)
Year Pos #6881 increased(+233)

List Stats
On 295 reading lists
On 142 wish lists
On 29 completed lists
On 14 unfinished lists
On 72 custom lists

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Nah.  
by ohkimch
March 11th, 2018, 2:31pm
Rating: N/A
Baby Steps and Prince of Tennis are better choices for tennis manga. Days, All Out!!, Eyeshield 21, Hajime no Ippo, Tetsuwan Girl, Meister, Ookiku Furikabutte, Whistle!, etc are all better as sports manga in general.

This main character has incredibly prodigious talents on the basis of being a genius. No other explanation. He's just pro-level bc he's the main character. The mangaka attempts to retcon his inexperience by claiming he's been training at a wrestling gym to up his strength, but that's not much of an explanation for his tennis skills.

The actual matches in the more recently translated chapters aren't bad, but... the women and girls in this are little more than objects for lonely weebs to fantasize about.

I don't have a very high bar when it comes to the portrayal of female characters in shounen, but this series is tasteless.

There are inexplicable changing room scenes with random high school girls in their underwear.
The female lead/romantic interet is a caricature of a blushing/crushing teen who fawns over the MC.
The female coach is introduced in a miniskirt and lab coat(??) with a cat clawing at her breasts (with another character commenting on the uselessness of a female coach and apologizing bc she cries).
Half of the comedy is based on how the male lead finds "manly", indelicate girls attractive while calling conventially beautiful females ugly.
There's even a scene a girl is changing in her room while speaking to her FATHER, and she's in her bra and panties, and the father comes in without permission while she's undressed bc that's funny somehow.

Only real positive is that the artwork is fairly good.

Over all? Not worth the time.

... Last updated on March 11th, 2018, 3:00pm
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Well  
by hollyivy
May 25th, 2010, 6:14pm
Rating: N/A
points for an original opening. cute childhood friend says shyly, "will you marry me one day?" main character replies, "no way. you're ugly." haha, i've never read a manga where the main's idea of a pretty girl is the judo players.

... Last updated on May 25th, 2010, 6:26pm
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Manga  
by aznlover
July 29th, 2008, 2:44am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Very good manga from the 5 chapters I read so far, interesting, and funny. I advise anyone with a little bit of free time to take a look into this if you like a bit of tennis, or sports in general. Although it's only 5 chapters, it's good, and I just hope more will come out soon =}
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