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Baby Steps

Baby Steps

Synopsis: Student's diligent and methodical student Eiichirou Maruo decides to exercise more for the short free time he has available because he is concerned about his health. For this reason, after seeing a pamphlet, he joins Southern Tennis Club at the beginning of his first year.

During his free judgment at the club, he meets Natsu Takasaki, another first year student, who is determined to become a professional tennis player due to his love for the sport. On the other hand, the life -oriented life of Eiichirou exists because he believes it is what he has to do, not because he likes it. However, his monotonous days come to an end, because the more he plays tennis, the more he is fascinated by him.

Baby Steps is the story of a boy who makes the most of his working and perfectionist nature to develop his own unique game style. Little by little, Eiichirou's skills begin to improve and he hopes to stand on equality with the best tennis players.

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- Information
- Trailer/OP
- Curiosities
- Manga and Products
- Characters
- Summary
- Games, OVAs, Movies
- Meaning
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Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Baby Steps
  • Anime Name in Japanese: ベイビーステップ
  • Anime Name in English: Desconhecido
  • Other names: Baby Steps

Production information

  • Producers: NHK
  • Licensors: Desconhecido
  • Studios: Pierrot

Anime Information

  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 25
  • Date: April 6, 2014 - September 21, 2014
  • Genres: sports
  • Subjects: Escola
  • Target: Shounen

Anime Reviews

  • note: 7.811
  • Popularity: 70955

Video Trailer/Opening

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Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Baby Steps": 

  • Manga author Hikaru Katsuki is a former tennis player and used his own experiences to create the story.
  • The anime was praised for its accuracy in the representation of tennis movements and techniques used by players.
  • The main character, Eiichiro Maruo, is known for his ability to analyze and plan strategies during matches, which makes him a unique player.
  • The anime also addresses topics such as friendship, teamwork and perseverance.
  • Baby Steps was nominated for the best sports anime award at Tokyo Anime Award Festival in
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Manga and Products from Baby Steps

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Main Characters

Below is the main characters of: "Baby Steps"With your voice actors and a brief description of the character: 

  • 1. Eiichiro Maruo (Taishi Murata) - A dedicated student who discovers his passion for tennis and begins to train to become a professional player.
  • 2. Natsu Takasaki (Minako Kotobuki) - Eiichiro's childhood friend and a talented tennis player who encourages him to follow his dreams.
  • 3. Takuma Egawa (Takahiro Sakurai) - An experienced tennis player who becomes Eiichiro's mentor and helps him improve his skills.
  • 4. Yukichi Fukazawa (Hiroshi Kamiya) - A rival and rival -rival player who constantly challenges him.
  • 5. Himeko Sasaki (Natsumi Takamori) - A Women's Tennis player who becomes Eiichiro's friend and helps him better understand the sport.

Summary and events

  1. Eiichiro Maruo is a high school student who decides to join the tennis club to improve his health.
  2. He meets Natsu Takasaki, a girl who is also a club member and encourages him to become a professional tennis player.
  3. Eiichiro starts training with coach AOI, who teaches him the basic techniques of tennis.
  4. He participates in his first tournament and is defeated, but learns a lot from the experience.
  5. Eiichiro begins training with coach Miura, who helps him improve his game technique and strategy.
  6. He participates in various tournaments and begins to gain more confidence in his skills.
  7. Eiichiro is invited to train at an elite tennis gym, but decides to continue training with Miura.
  8. He participates in a qualification tournament for a major international tournament and can qualify.
  9. Eiichiro competes in the international tournament and reaches the quarterfinals, where he is defeated by an experienced player.
  10. He returns home and continues to train to become an even better tennis player.

What happens in the end?

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At the end of Baby Steps manga, Eiichiro Maruo becomes a professional tennis player and competes in international tournaments. He also begins a relationship with his childhood friend Natsu Takasaki. The manga ends with Eiichiro preparing for a big tournament and reflecting on his progress as a tennis player.

Games, Movies, OVAs and Specials

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  • Baby Steps (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Baby Steps 2 (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Baby Steps: Challenge Match (Nintendo Switch)

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Meaning of Baby Steps

Let's look at the translation of each word and explanation of the anime's name: 

  • ベイビー (beibii) - baby
  • ステップ (suteppu) - step
The name of the "Baby Steps" anime refers to the protagonist's learning process, Eiichiro Maruo, who starts playing zero and needs to take small steps to evolve and become a professional player. In addition, the name can also be interpreted as a reference to the fact that Eiichiro is an exemplary student who follows an rigorous routine of studies and training, taking small steps toward his goals.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Baby Steps has a total of 25 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.
You can watch the anime Baby Steps on Crunchyroll, Netflix, or any other streaming site where the work is available. Availability will depend on your current location.
The decision to produce new seasons of the anime Baby Steps usually depends on various factors, such as DVD/Blu-ray sales, merchandise, popularity of the original material. This information can be found throughout the page. The anime's popularity reached on "MyAnimeList" the following number of members: 70955