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By: Nakamura Takatoshi
Genre: Sports, Soccer
Serialized In: Jump SQ. 19 (2010 - 2011), Jump SQ (2012 - )
Andou Sora felt his limit to his talent, and quit the soccer after middle school graduation. However, encounter with representative of Japan's national womans team. Wakamiya Shiki, she moved something that slept in deep inside of Sora's heart.
I really enjoying this series and I'm glad it moved to Jump SQ. However, I don't want 1/11 to keep doing one episodic chapter even it moved to monthly. Since it moved to monthly, I was hoping this series to balance on drama and sport, like Ahiru no Sora.
I was not overly impressed by chapter one. As I said in the SQ mag talk thread it felt to derivative of Touch, Cross Game, and Area no Kishi but with writing and characterization that was nowhere near as sharp. The art was also rather bland, to many panels of talking heads. It is worth reading the rest of volume one, at least, before passing judgment but I am not expecting much.
Well, I read all of chapters (except chapter 5) and it is pretty good drama story. 1/11 is not exactly a sport series; it is soccer-themed drama series.
I think the episodic chapter was successful in seasonal, but I don't think it will be good for monthly. I was kind of hoping for the author to focus more on actual soccer game when he moved to monthly.
I was hoping this series to be a soccer version of Ahiru no Sora, but I guess not.
Last edited by Negative Syndicate; January 28, 2012 at 03:23 PM.
I'm with Kaiten on this, Negative. It could've been something, but it's just not. Drama filled sports series are always questionable anyway. That's the good thing about Area no Kishi. There is drama in terms of his life and his brother, but it's light hearted (no pun intended), and the series is primarily about the soccer, not drama with a soccer background.
So the first chapter on Jump SQ is chapter 8, right?
It is confirmed that 1/11 Juuichi Bun no Ichi going to have a movie-adaptation.
Last edited by Kaizou 10; October 30, 2013 at 11:25 PM.