Top 10 Sports Manga of 2010
Andou Sora felt his limit to his talent, and quit the soccer after middle school graduation. However, encounter with representative of Japan's national womans team. Wakamiya Shiki, she moved something that slept in deep inside of Sora's heart.
2. Donten Prism Solar Car
When 10-year-old Kaneda Shota was involved in a car accident that claimed the life of his father, it changed the course of his life forever. Even though his mother got a job and tried her best to support her son, money was always tight. Now, unable to afford college, Shota works a part-time job, in addition to his full-time job at his uncle's factory. He dreams of one day saving enough money to go to college. He lives alone, on the second floor of one of his uncle's warehouses, and doesn't have any friends. Everywhere he goes, he rides a bicycle, with headphones to block out the flashback-inducing sounds of the cars.
3. Hajimete Datteba!
There is first time at everything, and you don't know anything about it. Not about your partner, not about yourself and even how to advance in love. In a certain port city, energetic high schooler Kana, and firm high schooler Takagi lives. Two of them experiencing first time at every thing they do. Author of "Smash!", Saki Kaori presents, Hajimete Datte ba!. A heartful love story has now began.
4. 15: Meisetsu Kougyou Koukou Rugby Bu
Ever since he was little, Akira wanted to be a rugby player. But since he lived on a tiny island with no other children, it was very difficult for him to learn how to play. In hopes of becoming useful to a rugby team, he practiced the one thing he could do by himself, kicking. Now Akira is heading to high school, and he's going to try to make his dreams of playing rugby and having friends come true!
5. Hanza Sky
Hanza Ryunosuke, nicknamed the Blood Dragon, has always been a street fighter. His short temper has him picking fights with anyone and, to top it all off, he has never lost. Now that he's attending Mikado High School, he wants to change his ways and fall in love with a girl. However, he finds it hard to escape from his reputation and none of his classmates want to associate themselves with him.
Then one day, he meets someone significantly stronger than him and, to his surprise, it is a beautiful girl named Fujiki Honami from the Karate Club. Hanza falls instantly in love with her. To his dismay, Fujiki hates Hanza because he uses his strength for violence. In order to prove himself to her and to become stronger, Hanza joins the Karate Club. No one believes he can become good, but they don't know how much perseverance and dedication Hanza truly has.
6. Parallel lines
1-2. Parallel Lines + Rise Line
Ichiya, a young gay man, falls in love with the adorable Minato, as soon as he enters fashion school. Alas, next to Minato there's Jirou, an annoying guy with a goatee! The competition between Ichiya and Jirou to get Minato's favor starts! Or that's what they thought... But as they keep spending time together and bickering, Ichiya starts to think he's the only one allowed to criticize Jirou. Are the two rivals falling in love with each other...?
3. If you say my name...
A high-school junior discovers a freshman practicing boxing in his favorite quiet place in a park. Since then, the two boys meet up at lunch time... but don't know anything about each other - not even the other person's name. One day, the freshman kisses him. Suddenly, there's a growing urge to know more about each other... and to call the other's name.
4. Fly Straight to the sky
Makita Shou has a problem, and that problem is Nakanishi Yuuichi. Yuuichi is smart, hot, and good at pole vaulting. Shou likes having a rival, but he can't catch up to this one! When Shou fails a test and Yuuichi suddenly offers to help him study, the two begin a friendship... until Yuuichi kisses him?!
5. Caffe Latte Letter + Extras
Tane-san owns a cafe and makes a superb cafe latte that looks as good as it tastes. One day, a man named Kotarou walks into the cafe and Tane has feelings again after a year of being without....
8. Hana ni Somu
Haruto is the son of the head priest of Hibiragi shrine. Kano, the daughter of the tatami maker living next door to the shrine, began learning Japanese archery because she was deeply impressed by the sight of Haruto and him drawing a bow. Separated by a tragic event, the two meet again several years later. The story revolves around Kano and Haruto, who remain at a cautious distance−neither too close nor too far−as they grow up. It depicts with a certain tension the fine subtleties of feeling experienced in the difficult adolescent years.
Note: Won the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2017.