Anime Books Sports

New arrivals: SpoAni! issues 1 & 2

The popularity of high-profile sports anime has grown in recent years and generated more interest in the sports those series portray. In an attempt to get in on...
Anime Commentary Manga Sports

Personal criteria of what’s considered a “sports” series

While adding entries to a side project I started a few years ago (sportsmanga.info), I’ve had to think about which series to add to...
Athletes Manga Sports

“Baby Steps” manga author interviews Shuzo Matsuoka in Weekly Shonen Magazine

I saw a news story yesterday on Comic Natalie about the ninth issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine featuring an interview with former pro tennis player Shuzo...
Athletes Japan Manga Sports

2nd NHK “SPORTS x MANGA” special to air January 30th

A 50-minute TV special about baseball manga with a focus on Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kenta Maeda (前田 健太) is scheduled to air on NHK BS1 this...