Manga Mondays Meme
I've been doing Manga Mondays every week since I started my blog 3 years ago. It started out as a personal feature, but I decided to turn it into a meme last year. There are quite a few people who do Manga Mondays. I don't claim by any means that I owned or created the idea of Manga Mondays - it's an obvious choice given the alliteration. I think a meme is a great way for everyone to publicize their own Manga Mondays and get a little more publicity.
The linky will be below my review.
The Princess of Tennis vol. 2 by Takeshi Konomi
Ryoma Echizen just joined the Seishun Gakuen Middle School tennis team, which is known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan. Its members are incredibly talented, gifted, and athletic. With rigorous and extremely intense practices, the upperclassmen of the team expect the very best from themselves and they expect even more from the new members of the team. W...more Ryoma Echizen just joined the Seishun Gakuen Middle School tennis team, which is known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan. Its members are incredibly talented, gifted, and athletic. With rigorous and extremely intense practices, the upperclassmen of the team expect the very best from themselves and they expect even more from the new members of the team. While most of the first years are on pins and needles hoping they won't get cut from the team, Ryoma Echizen is confident, cool, and collected. Some might even say he's cocky, but at least he's got the skills to back up his attitude. With his virtually unreturnable "twist serve," Ryoma is sure to make the starting team.
Ryoma plays two matches in the volume. He wins both of course. There's some tension because it looks like he's on the verge of losing at one point but he's really not.
Some tennis magazine journalists came to observe the competition. I thought this was silly at first - the idea of professional journalists coming to watch junior high kids play. But since many of the great tennis players became pro at very young ages it's not that unrealistic.
There are many times where I'm laughing at the manga not with it but all in good fun. One of my favorite aspects is how Ryoma is drawn as a very little boy and the eighth and ninth graders look like they're at least 20 and mostly dress like they're Yakuza members.
Oh,that okay I guess. I thought you give up doing Manga Mondays post. And I was wrong. I glad you back. Manga looks interesting. When I've free time, I'll check out.ReplyDelete
Glad to have you back! I'd love to see the huge contrast between Ryoma and the older characters. He does seem to look more mature than your average middle schooler.ReplyDelete
I've never read this one but I know it's really popularReplyDelete