Nine-Square and Reality
One Year and Twenty Notebooks
“In the game of tennis, if you can return all shots with excellent control, theoretically, you will never lose.” As it is, time and practice are all about changing those theories into reality.
Diamond in the Rough
And so with his first match played, Ei-chan is beginning to see a light he can’t help but follow. Tennis is fun, after all.
A First Match Full of Surprises
I really do wish the visual quality for this show would be on par with Ei-chan’s eyesight. Still fun, and absolutely the content I enjoy, but it’d be nice if it were on the level of the competition.
Face of Conviction
We continue trucking along, adding more and more tennis and cutesy scenes to the mix.
The Contest is a Fight
Seems like this sports series’ Kageyama is quite a jerk as well, but all well intentioned. Not to say we don’t have some actual jerkitude as well. Takuma’s got the cranks going on.
Methodical and Unorganized
Baby Steps really is a sports series for both those with and without interest in tennis. Not in the sense that one can enjoy the series regardless of knowing the sport, which is still true, rather that Baby Steps really goes through the points needed to build up and show the sport each step of the way. It’s something which both understands its sport, and goes through the effort (and time) to show it. And that’s pretty great.
Now, let’s make one thing clear here. While the other sports show made the biggest impression on me with its first episode, THIS is what left me the happiest.