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Baby Steps

TV, ep.25 (~24 min.), 2014

 

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Genres: Comedy, Ganbatte, Romance, Sports, School, Shounen, Tennis
Tags: Middle School, Present, Tennis, Based on a Manga, Sports, Tennis
Release Date: 06.04.2014 ‑ 21.09.2014
Studios: Pierrot Co., Ltd.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: TV (2014)
Episodes: 25, ~24 min.

Alternative names:

ベイビーステップ
Beibii Suteppu
Eiichirō Maruo (nicknamed "Ei-chan" for his grades being straight "A") is an honor student, bookworm, and is not interested in anything other than studying. In order to solve his problem of lacking physical strength, he enrolled a tennis school and soon found the fascinating side of tennis. Being a tennis newbie lacking physical strength, he supplement his shortcomings with his excellent observing and analyzing skills.

Maruo Eiichirou (Ei-Chan), a first year honor student, one day decides he's unhappy with the way things are and lacks exercise. He finds a flyer for the Tennis Club and decides to check it out. He's instantly captivated by it.
With no prior experience and poor physical conditioning, join Ei-Chan as he embarks on a tennis journey using his smarts, dedication, and work ethic.
The story follows "Ei-chan," a punctual and earnest boy who has strived for straight As since elementary school. The 15-year-old high school boy stops by a tennis school to deal with his lack of exercise. There, he meets Natsu, a beautiful, earnest girl who only has passion for tennis. In turn, he awakens a deep passion for tennis within himself.
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Related anime:

Baby Steps TV, 2014
Baby Steps 2 TV, 2015, Sequel

Related manga:

Baby Steps Manga, 2007, Adaptation

Related characters:

Yukichi FUKASAWA
Yukichi FUKASAWA
Ryou OOBAYASHI
Ryou OOBAYASHI
Takuya MIYAGAWA
Takuya MIYAGAWA
Kojirou KAGEYAMA
Kojirou KAGEYAMA
Yuuki TAJIMA
Yuuki TAJIMA
MIURA
MIURA
Takuma EGAWA
Takuma EGAWA
Natsu TAKASAKI
Natsu TAKASAKI
Eiichirou MARUO
Eiichirou MARUO
Hiroshi ARAYA
Hiroshi ARAYA
Morimoto
Morimoto
Hana Yokoyama
Hana Yokoyama
Masumi Makihara
Masumi Makihara
Ryuuhei Aoi
Ryuuhei Aoi
Himeko Sasaki
Himeko Sasaki
Nariyuki Koshimizu
Nariyuki Koshimizu
Hiromi Iwasa
Hiromi Iwasa
Yuu Nabae
Yuu Nabae
Takayuki Okada
Takayuki Okada
Yoshiaki Ide
Yoshiaki Ide
Megumi Nakajou
Megumi Nakajou
Souji Ike
Souji Ike
Mike
Mike
Krishna
Krishna
Mother Maruo
Mother Maruo
Sumiyoshi Azusa
Sumiyoshi Azusa
Kishi Teppei
Kishi Teppei
Tadanori Yakabe
Tadanori Yakabe
Takahashi Kousuke
Takahashi Kousuke
Iwasa's coach
Iwasa's coach
Mother Iwasa
Mother Iwasa
Arai
Arai
Coach Miura
Coach Miura
Coach Morimoto
Coach Morimoto
Eiichiro's Mother
Eiichiro's Mother
Hana
Hana
Kageyama
Kageyama
Masumi
Masumi
Miyakawa
Miyakawa
Miyata
Miyata
Yuki
Yuki
Yuuki
Yuuki