• An ongoing manga series, with over 15 million copies sold to date in Japan!
• Serialized in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump.
• OVA created for Shueisha’s Anime Tour.
• Anime began airing in Japan in April 2005.
• Released Bi-monthly (every other month).
Sena Kobayakawa is about to start his first year of high school and he’s vowed not to get picked on anymore. Unfortunately, the sadistic captain of the football team already has his eye on Sena and his lightning-fast speed. Bone-crushing action, slapstick comedy and a heartwarming coming-of-age story!
The Devil Bats go up against a team far superior to any they've faced yet! Their opponents, the Nagas, have an ace quarterback and a star player whose athletic skill is so far above others he looks down on them as insects. The dismal score has devastated the Bats' morale and they've all but given up. Even the crowd who usually cheers them on has started to leave. Could this be the end of their surprise winning streak, not to mention their goal of going to the Christmas Bowl?
About the Author
Yusuke Murata was born July 3, 1978 in Miyagi, Japan. He won the 122th HopStep Award prize (1995) by "Partner" and won the 51th Akatsuka Award 2nd prize (1998) by "Samui Hanashi".