What You Need to Know:
- A survey was held on MyNavi Student asking Japanese salarymen which soccer manga are the best of the best!
- Of the total 157 votes, 1st place received an outstanding 101 points while the last two drawed for 4th place.
- Look at the final results below!
Top 5 Soccer Manga
Akaboshi Taka is a 16-year-old boy who loves to play soccer. After being abandoned by his father, he tries to find a job to support himself. His dream is to become a professional soccer player and he goes to every professional club in Japan to try his luck.
4. 1/11: Juuichi Bun no Ichi
After losing a game, Sora Andou finally felt the limit to his talent and decided to quit soccer before middle school graduation; however, a surprise meeting with Shiki Wakamiya, the representative of Japan's national women's soccer team, enabled him to see again what he used to see―the pure joy of the sport that shaped him into who he is.
This is the story of a boy who inherited the will of a girl, and a series of warm encounters―from friends to strangers―during the journey to his ultimate goal: to become "1/11" of the world's best soccer team.
Everybody has a dream, and for Shou Kazamatsuri, that dream is simple: he wants to be the best soccer player he can possibly be. He's the spirited leader of the Josui Junior High team and everyone looks up to him. In turn, he tries to keep the team together at any cost!
(Source: VIZ Media)
2. Giant Killing
East Tokyo United has been struggling in Japan's top football league for a few years. In an effort to improve their performance, ETU hires a new coach, the slightly eccentric Tatsumi Takeshi. Tatsumi was once a star player on ETU before abandoning the team, but has proven himself as manager of an English amateur team. The task won't be easy as the teams pitted against ETU have bigger budgets and better players. However, Tatsumi is an expert at Giant Killing.
1. Captain Tsubasa
11-year-old Tsubasa Ohzora transfers to his new school where he quickly becomes the star of the school's soccer team. His Brazilian coach, Roberto Hongo, notices the potential of the young athlete and soon offers him a chance to come with him to Brazil. Young Tsubasa trains more and more and is with each passing game more confident in his abilities. Old enemies become his friends and the World Cup seems closer and closer for him.
Source: Ameba News