Baby Steps (TV)

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Alternative title:
ベイビーステップ (Japanese)
베이비 스텝 (Korean)
Themes: school, sport, tennis
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Eiichirō Maruo (nicknamed "Ei-chan" for his grades being straight "A") is an honor student, bookworm, and is not interested in anything other than studying. In order to solve his problem of lacking physical strength, he enrolled a tennis school and soon found the fascinating side of tennis. Being a tennis newbie lacking physical strength, he supplement his shortcomings with his excellent observing and analyzing skills.
User Ratings: 141 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 9 votes (sub:8, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 Excellent: 32 votes (sub:29, dub:2, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Very good: 53 votes (sub:52, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 28 votes (sub:26, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 14 votes (sub:13, dub:1)
 So-so: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Not really good: 1 vote (raw:1)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
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Seen in part or in whole by 243 users, rank: #2542 (of 6228)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.816 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.2805, rank: #750 (of 6221)
Weighted mean: 7.759 (Very good−), rank: #729 (of 6221) (seen all: 7.93 / seen some: 6.78 / won't finish: 4.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.741 (Very good−), rank: #541 (of 4742)
Number of episodes: 25
Episode titles: We have 19
Vintage: 2014-04-06
Opening Theme:
"Believe in Yourself" by Mao Abe
Ending Theme:
"Baby Steps" (ベイビーステップ) by Babyraids
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masahiko Murata
Series Composition: Katsuhiko Chiba
Episode Director: Kumi Ichiguchi (ep 8)
Original creator: Hikaru Katsuki
Character Design: Masayuki Kouda
Art Director: Kunihiko Inaba
Sound Director: Ichi Takakuwa
Director of Photography: Kazumi Yokoo
Producer: Izumi Nakazawa

Animation producer: Naoji Hounokidani
Color design: Ryoko Oka
In-Between Animation:
Henry Thurlow (6 episodes
eps 6, 18-24 even, 25

Production Supervision:
Kenji Saito
Yuji Shibata
Theme Song Arrangement:
akkin (OP)
Shota Horie (ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Mao Abe (OP)
Shota Horie (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Mao Abe (OP)
Shota Horie (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Mao Abe (OP)
Minako Kotobuki as Natsu Takasaki
Taishi Murata as Eiichiro Maruo

Asami Seto as Himeko Sasami
Daisuke Namikawa as Takuma Egawa
Hiro Shimono as Yukichi Fukasawa
Taiten Kusunoki as Coach Yusaku Miura
Takuma Terashima as Kojirō Kageyama
Tetsuya Kakihara as Takuya Miyagawa
Tomoaki Maeno as Ryo Ōbayashi
Yuuki as Yūki Tajima
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Pierrot
Broadcaster: NHK (E-Tele)
Design Works: Asahi Production
Monitor Design: Asahi Production
Photography: Asahi Production
NHK Enterprises
English staff
English companies
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
English cast
French staff
French companies
Internet Streaming: Anime Digital Network
French cast
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