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Aizawa Kakeru is an energetic and dedicated eighth grader who serves as the manager for his school’s football team. Though he was well known for being a talented player the previous year, an accident during one of his games caused Kakeru to vow never to play competitively again. Still passionate about the sport, Kakeru dreams of one day becoming a professional football trainer so that he can work alongside his older brother Suguru, the ace of the school team who has represented Japan in international competition.
Those two shounen sports stories follow the same pattern. There are 2 brothers: older, talented and respected by everyone and younger, lazy and hidden in his brothers shadow. Due to unexpected development (though practically identical in both mangas) the younger brother have to start showing his hidden talent. Pressured with achievements and reputation of his brother, he have to carve a path for himself.
Both mangas have realistic (to a certain point) approach on the sports theme. While there are some actions that may seem a bit over the top, at least there isn't any type of "Ultimate finishing moves" (like Prince of Tennis or Eyeshield 21 have )
These two sports mangas have a similar early plot that drives the overall mood for the rest of the chapters. Although area no kishi seems to have a bit more action and touch showcase a bit more challenges, if the overall color and mood of the manga is what drives you to one, (and you tend to like sports mangas in general), then you should try checking out the other.
Satoyama and his best friend Kawakami both like the same girl - Mizutani, a tomboy whose father owns a boxing gym. They both join the gym to get closer to her, but unfortunately she has a bad relationship with her father and for some reason won't talk about boxing. When she sees Satoyama's punch, however, her heart begins to change; she had given up on boxing, even though she was a boxing prodigy, because a woman could never compete with a fully-grown man. But perhaps she could train Satoyama to take on the world in her place! Satoyama doesn't really care about the championship, but if it means Mizutani will spend more time with him he'll do anything!
The bumbling Yusaku Godai is a ronin – a person who failed his entrance exams. Though eager for a second chance to succeed, Yusaku’s attempts to study for future exams are constantly thwarted by his fellow residents at Maison Ikkoku, who insist on using his apartment for their debauchery and drinking games. Though tempted to call it quits at the house, things change when Maison Ikkoku’s beautiful new building manager, Kyoko, arrives. With plenty of competition from the sidelines and interference from his drunken and provocative neighbors, Yusaku must now focus his energy on winning the girl of his dreams, Kyoko!
Hiro Kunimi loves baseball and was the star pitcher of the youth team until he injured his elbow. Much to the dismay of his friends, Hiro has decided to give up his beloved baseball, even going so far as to burn his glove and enroll in one of the few schools without a baseball club. Hiro then joins the soccer club and decides to throw himself into the sport. One day, in a bid to humiliate the Baseball Fan Club – run by the clumsy Haruka – the Soccer Club challenges them to a match. Disgusted by their arrogance, Hiro decides to quite the Soccer Club halfway through the game and joins the Baseball Fan Club instead! It seems that Hiro’s desire to play baseball and his dream of reaching Koshien are too strong to simply ignore after all.
These manga were made by the same person, so they have a lot of similarities . The art is the same, more or less. The characters and their situation is similar. Both main characters are preverted, act carefree, and have trouble expressing themseleves. They both love a girl who is their childhood friend, but someother person that they are close to makes forming a relationship with that person hard. The author even puts the same dog in both manga. The style of comody is the same too. There are jokes about the number of pages and what not. The only real reason you wouldn't like one if you liked the other would be because they are too similar, and you feel like its the same manga twice. Although the stories are a little different.