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Twelve-year-old tennis prodigy Echizen Ryoma returns to Japan after winning back-to-back junior tennis championships in America. He enters the Seishun "Seigaku" Gakuen, one of the seeded schools in the tennis nationals. Despite still being a freshman, Ryoma manages to become a regular due the skills he acquired from constantly battling his father, Echizen Nanjirou, a professional tennis player. With the goal of winning the National Championship, the Seigaku team learns about friendship and teamwork and develops new and complex techniques. Along the way, Ryoma finds his own playing style and discovers the true meaning of tennis.
Approaching the sport from two different skill levels, both PoT and Baby Steps give you protagonists you can really get behind.
They both have great, but different protagonists so they provide different developments of character. There's more romance in Baby Steps but the romance in both is cute.
They are both very fast paced and intense that keeps you moving through the manga quickly.
Ever since Sena was little, everyone has treated him as an errand boy. His childhood friend, Mamori, even has to protect him from bullies all the time, although she's a girl. Fortunately, in order to evade his tormentors, Sena has developed incredibly fast legs; in fact, Sena is so fast that he is noticed by Himura, the quarterback of a failing football team, who promptly tricks him into joining. However, in order to keep other teams from scouting him, and to keep Mamori from finding out that he's in such a dangerous sport, Sena wears an eyeshield and goes by the name of "Eyeshield 21". For someone like Sena, making it in the tough world of football is a challenge like no other, but also the once-in-a-lifetime chance to become someone others respect!
Both are sports mangas with insane and over the top actions. Both have character infinitely growing, and pulling humanly impossible actions. Their evolution is followed by naming their ultimate moves (and that names are obviously either shouted by the person doing the move, or by suprised commentator). You can expect stuff like running at the speed of light in Eyeshield 21, or cutting the tennis ball in a half with a racket in Prince of Tennis.
If you like sports shounen mangas, that doesn't bother with realism and instead go for the impossible but appealing movements both titles are for you.
Both are sports mangas with insane and over the top actions.E21 dealing with American Football and PoT with Tennis.
Both Majorily focus on Main char-Sena in E21 and Echizan in PoT.With some good amount on other chars from the team.
Both Show you Actions Impossible for Human Body like- Light speed Running,Breaking walls with tennis balls.
Both have Cool sets of special skills and story
While one is about basketball and one is (obviously) about tennis, both involve a main character who is constantly being underestimated. Both are geniuses at their respective sports. PoT is quite a bit longer than Akatsuki but both offer a fantastic read for sports fans.