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Two boys met on a stormy night: Tsukushi, a boy with no special traits at all, and Jin, a soccer genius. On that night, Jin drags Tsukushi into the world of high-school soccer.

It was nominated for Best Shōnen Manga at the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards.
The series was number twelve in the Nationwide Bookstore Employees' Recommended Comics of 2014.
Won the 40th Kodansha Manga Award for Shounen in 2016.


Related Series
Days Gaiden (Side Story)

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Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.19 c.163 by Matanuki Scans 6 days ago
v.19 c.162 by Matanuki Scans 13 days ago
v.19 c.161 by Matanuki Scans 15 days ago
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Status in Country of Origin
29 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Events play out sligthly differently)
Ends at Vol 10, Chap 81

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (72 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 17th 2018, 5:28am PST



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English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (10 Volume - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #457 increased(+19)
Monthly Pos #702 increased(+264)
3 Month Pos #1064 increased(+135)
6 Month Pos #1109 increased(+23)
Year Pos #1112 decreased(-102)

List Stats
On 522 reading lists
On 209 wish lists
On 11 unfinished lists
On 136 custom lists

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Lack of identity... More like a slice of life manga than a sport manga   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by AkatsukiKawa
May 18th, 2016, 9:43am
Decided to give it a shot because it won the Kodansha award, but is heavily disappointed and still wondering why it has a very good rating. So far only have read the scanlation (40 chapters).

Like someone has said, it contains many cool/epic elements and trademarks from other sport mangas, but sadly, it does not provide enough background story or emotion to incorporate the elements into a proper story and creates an identity. The author tends to skip or jump many things, especially processes, and just shows the end result. It gives me a feeling like "the author just copy paste the cool elements everywhere".

The "soccer/sport" aspect:
Until chapter 40, I haven't seen a proper soccer game. The game is very confusing, such as flow of the game, movement, and players' position. Maybe it is just me, but I can't follow the game.

In conclusion, I would recommend any other sport manga (Whistle, Giant Killing, Fantasista, Shoot!, Harlem Beat, Slam Dunk, Eyeshield 21, even Captain Tsubasa or Prince of Tennis). Hopefully it gets better later.

... Last updated on May 18th, 2016, 9:44am
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Makes you smile   
Rating: N/A
by sakirol
March 29th, 2016, 11:03pm
The main character is adorable and heartwarming; the side characters are just as interesting. Character interaction is absolutely hilarious as well. And somehow the manga still manages to uphold its integrity as a sports manga about serious competition.

Loving this series!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by flowerjelly
November 17th, 2015, 7:25pm
I started reading this in 2014 when the first chapter was scanlated. Always fascinated with sports manga, I gave it a shot immediately. And it did not disappoint. Tsukamoto Tsukushi is the most adorable thing ever, and his character somehow invokes the inner maternal instincts within. Soccer genius Kazama Jin is just a ball of ecentricity (I mean, handing out girls' panties as tissues - who does that?) All of the characters are likeable and interesting, and you can easily tell them apart.

But of course, the characters aren't the only things great about this manga. The art is nice, and the mangaka often pairs the realistic drawings with serious humor. The theme of working hard and weak-to-strong is also highly appealing, and I found myself often rooting for Tsuku-chan and his team. Got so hooked that I went out and bought volumes 1-6. The mangaka deserves as much.

So yeah, totally recommend this series.
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maybe the best football manga until now   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chaozline
September 28th, 2015, 9:17am
ok ill be honest, its better with jump's meister and dois sol which both got axed on chapter 13. even better than fantasista, offside or lost man. even legendary manga shoot not on par with this manga?


because he is a newbie in great team. almost all main character from football manga has specialty about technique. aizawa's poaching skill, goro's hard shoot, tsubasa's super play. but tsukushi? nope. he is maybe like kubo and kamiya in shoot, captain born. BUT with lack of skill.

his partner, Kazama was very great second main character. talented and eccentric, almost different with our tsukushi.

this manga take every best part of another football manga : golden pair from captain tsubasa, captain and his disciple story from shoot, moral change situation from giant killing. even from 14 chapter, this manga has it all.

until now i thought giant killing is best football manga, but Days in better in every aspect except strategy part. well, this is not pro football. just another high school football

take a shot just for 2 chapter, and you will captivated by tsukushi's strange charm.

... Last updated on October 2nd, 2015, 9:48pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hyejin18
September 18th, 2014, 2:58am
I am not really into Shounen type of Manga but I got really interested with the teaser. Started reading it and the first 3 chapters were really really good. Great art and good start. I really like the chanracters of both Kazuma and Tsukushi. Especially Tuskushi.. never giveup!-mode always... I think something big will happen later to our not so lucky Tsukushi. looking forward to it!
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