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From the pages of Shojo Beat magazine - volleyball is more than a game. R to L (Japanese Style). With one of their ace players injured, Nobara and the Crimson Field girls must fight harder than ever. Their challenge is the Newcomers' Tournament, and their performance in this venue will determine just how far the team can go. But Nobara's distracted when she learns that one of her not-so-secret admirers seeks to crush Yushin and destroy the boys' team! All that matters to 15-year-old Nobara Sumiyoshi is volleyballshe's an awesome player with big-time ambitions. But sometimes it seems like a girl just can't get a break in the competitive world of high school volleyball.
About the Author
At age 17, Mitsuba Takanashi debuted her first short story Mou Koi Nante Shinai (Never Fall in Love Again) in 1992 in Bessatsu Margaret magazine and now has several major titles under her belt.
Born in the Shimane Prefecture of Japan, Mitsuba Takanashi now lives in Tokyo, where she enjoys taking walks, watching videos, shopping, and going to the hair salon. Her penchant for all things fashionable can be seen in her characters hip, unconventional outfits, as well as their crazy hairstyles (note the 'do on Crimson Hero star Nobara!). Takanashi has a soft spot for the Japanese pop acts Yellow Monkey and Hide, and is good at playing ping pong.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Yet another good volume in the series so far. 12 volumes and the series keeps getting interesting with the sports drama. Plus the expressions drawn for their characters are also good.