Let me tell you something, if you aren't into baseball you're still going to love this manga. Point blank. The story is so good and so addicting that you won't be able to put it down. Now, the art isn't great but not terrible. It's pretty average but it's story makes up for that. The characters and their growth is such a great thing to read over the 17 volumes. It's a great read and I highly recommend it. Kid friendly as well.