Top 10 Sports Manga of 2012
A chance event triggered Shouyou Hinata's love for volleyball. His club had no members, but somehow persevered and finally made it into its very first and final regular match of middle school, where it was steamrolled by Tobio Kageyama, a superstar player known as "King of the Court." Vowing revenge, Hinata applied to the Karasuno High School volleyball club...only to come face-to-face with his hated rival, Kageyama! A tale of hot-blooded youth and volleyball from the pen of Haruichi Furudate!!
(Source: Shonen Jump)
Note: This is the serialized version of the one shot manga Haikyuu!!
2. Gosan no Heart
A collection of stories:
1-3. The Heart of Miscalculation
"Why don't you date me?" And that's how Miki started going out with Udou, from next door's classroom, who was fighting with his ex-girlfriend. It was because of a whim, just a "game". But being with Udou, he started getting comfortable? During the sex, Udou took control of him with tricks, making him tremble in pleasure. Tender caresses, sweet passion? What happened to my body? Damn, I'm not like this. A traditional boyfriend, and a boy who likes to flirt. A story of pure and immoral love between high school students.
4. Last Summer Blues
A bittersweet story about two boys who love baseball.
5. A Vulnerable Afternoon
What happend if Oomura breaks his glasses? Maybe finally he will be able to see good side of Tamachi, his workmate?
Extra: The World Revolves Around You
- bonus - related to: Sekai wa Kimi de Mawatteru
3. Cirque Arachne
Teti joins the Cirque Arachne, a troupe of acrobats, and finds herself captivated by one member in particular...
4. 10 Dance
Sugiki, a standard ballroom dancer, offers to teach Suzuki, a latin american dancer, ballroom in exchange for Suzuki to teach him in return.
Their names are similar, but their personalities are totally opposite, just like their dance. When the two meet, something's bound to happen!
The story of Mix takes place in the same Meisei Gakuen high school as Touch, only it is set 26 years later. Like Touch, Mix revolves around brothers and baseball as a main theme.
6. Cross Manage
Sakurai is quitting the photograph club at school and now needs to find a new one to join in. What does he would like to do?
One day he sees Toyoguchi Misora, a girl who is training Lacrosse. She asks him to join the club, but Sakurai thinks sports are only "child-play” and refuses...until the day that Sakurai accidentally falls off and touch Misora's breast! From then on he is forced to be the manager of the Lacrosse Club!
7. My Ball!
Mai has been helping out her childhood friend, Kunimitsu, every morning with soccer practice ever since they were little. After years of practice, Kunimitsu has been MVP 2 years in a row at the middle school nationals. One day, Reika - one of Kunimitsu's admirers - witnesses the two childhood friends practicing, and is shocked by Mai's ability to keep up. Determined to prove herself to Kunimitsu, Reika challenges Mai to a soccer challenge!
Caught between her childhood crush and new competition, will Mai be able to hold her composure? With a tendency to get too nervous or fantasize about Kunimitsu, Mai has a hard time playing soccer outside of practice. Can she stop her lewd fantasies long enough to beat Reika?
Source: Manga Helpers
8. Hantsu x Trash
Hamaji Youhei, a freshman in high school, lives his life aimlessly, lazing around all day. He can't keep up with his studies, no good at sports and won't stick with anything for long. Besides that he's a pervert who's continuously rejected by girls. A sophomore convinces him into joining a club where he could lunge at girls, fondling and touching all he wanted. Thus he joined the Water Polo Club. Can Youhei, who never sticks with anything for long, find his place in this club?
9. All Out!!
Gion Kenji is short and perpetually pissed off about it. Iwashimizu Sumiaki is tall but timid. Although it's bullies that bring this unlikely pair together on the first day of high school, it's the rugby club that will make them friends.
10. Natsuzora and Run
Second baseman Kaizu Chiaki is a normal senior high schooler who aims to reach the Koshien with his teammates and worries about his future career. One day, a new teacher arrives at his school. Her name is Takamine Touko. Crossing the boundaries between teacher and student, Chiaki and Touko find themselves gradually attracted to each other.