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Baby Steps Tennis Anime Gets 2nd Series This Spring

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
1st series of anime adapting Hikaru Katsuki's manga premiered in April

The end of the 25th and final episode of the television anime adaptation of Hikaru Katsuki's Baby Steps manga announced on Sunday that a second series has been green-lit, and will air in spring 2015.

The story of the original manga revolves around Eiichirō "Ei-chan" Maruo, a punctual and earnest boy who has strived for straight As since elementary school. The 15-year-old high school boy stops by a tennis school to deal with his lack of exercise. There, he meets Natsu Takasaki, a beautiful, earnest girl who only has passion for tennis.

The first series of the anime premiered in April. Pierrot (Naruto, Kingdom) animated the first television series with a total of 25 episodes. Katsuki himself collaborated on the creation of episodes with original stories not told in the manga. Kenji Saitō (Dennō Coil, Bakuman, Bottom Biting Bug) produced the anime for NHK.

Crunchyroll is streaming the series outside of Japan.

[Via 0takomu]

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