After playing an incredible and inspirational match against their cross-town rivals, the gang at Josui Junior High is now fielding queries from players who want to join their team. One of these hopefuls is Yuki Kojima, the team's pretty manager. She's not only cute and sweet but she's also an awesome soccer player, to boot.Slowly but surely, Shô is surrounding himself with a bunch of all-star athletes...now all he has to do is find a coach! -- VIZ Media
But even a change in scenery doesn't help the David Beckham wannabe. On campus, he is mistakenly introduced to everyone as a hotshot soccer player. When the truth is revealed, Shô drops out of school to practice on his own.
Alone, the spunky teenager must work twice as hard to make his dreams come true. He wants to play soccer so bad he's willing to hustle day and night to make it happen.
Packed with action, humor and teenage kicks, Whistle! is a must-read for dreamers (and soccer fans) of all ages! -- VIZ Media
But soccer is a team sport and that means Shô must also work extra hard at being the best teammate he can be. No matter how good he gets, he still needs the support of 10 other players to score a single goal.
One player, however, has vowed to single-handedly crush the upstarts at Josui Junior High. His name is Ryoichi Tenjo and he is easily the best soccer player Shô has ever seen. Nobody has been able to stop Ryoichi in the past. Now, it's up to Team Josui to teach the arrogant hothead a lesson in humility. -- VIZ Media
An inspiration to everyone he meets, the indefatigable spark plug won't quit until he leads Josui Junior High to victory!
Though the season is still young, Shô has already learned the value of teamwork. He understands that an outstanding singular effort isn't always enough to ensure a winning record.
The rest of Josui's squad, however, is still grappling with the whole team unity concept. This flaw becomes amplified during a match against Iwa Tech, an opponent that takes pride in its impenetrable line of defense. It'll take the efforts of more than one or two players to get close to Tech's goal. It's time that Shô and his crew finally put their individual differences aside to form a unified team. -- VIZ Media
Shô finds out a secret about Tatsuya's family that not even Tatsuya knows! Soon the conflict of interest turns into a conflict on the field. Matching the stormy moods on the team, the weather takes a turn for the worse, and Josui's players must overcome muddy fields and bad attitudes if they hope to achieve victory in the most important game of the district tournament! -- VIZ Media
To that end, Shô seeks guidance from everyone he meets. Whether it's Ryoichi Tenjo, the cocky one-man scoring machine, or Seiji Fujishiro, his former teammate, there's always somebody who can teach Shô a little bit more about the game he loves so much.
But, believe it or not, Shô was not always such a soccer nut. There was a time when he didn't know the World Cup from a sippy cup. Find out what ignited Shô's passion for soccer in the first place...and meet his grade-school mentor who encouraged him from the beginning! -- VIZ Media
The battle against Kansai Select goes into high gear as Shigeki and his teammates demonstrate the depth of their talent. Tatsuya turns up the pressure on Shô to perform at a new level. But Shô soon comes up against an obstacle he's never faced before: exhaustion. With more on-field minutes than he's ever played before, is Shô too drained to support the team?-- VIZ Media
Unfortunately, Team Josui's first game is against the powerhouse private school,Musashinomori. Shô's crew may have boundless pluck and enthusiasm, but do they have the talent to compete with last season's reigning champions? Maybe not...but this year they have a secret weapon by the name of Tatsuya Mizuno.Not only is Tatsuya the best player on Josui's squad, he's also the son of the opposing team's coach. Soccer action and familial complications collide when father and son meet on opposite sides of the soccer field! -- VIZ Media
Power-pedaling Sakamichi Onoda has long been conquering the steepest slopes and regularly making the ninety-kilometer round-trip to Akihabara on a mommy bike!! But when his bike commute to his new high school lands him in a confrontation with the serious first-year road racer Imaizumi, Onoda has a major showdown on his hands! Can this meek geek really out-pedal the future ace of the school road-racing team?!
Sakamichi Onoda finds himself in his first real road race following his fateful encounter with fellow first-years and road-racing hopefuls--the driven ace, Shunsuke Imaizumi, and the gifted sprinter and "Speedster of Naniwa," Shoukichi Naruko! But the heated first-years' race for team Sohoku is serious business, and Onoda's competing on his granny bike!! After struggling to keep up, Onoda trades in his old bike midrace for a brand-spankin'-new road bike, and his slumbering potential comes bursting out!! But will it be enough to ride to the top?!
The Seishun boys are just one match away from the national title! Ryoma brings out every shot he knows against Seiichi “Child of the Gods” Yukimura. But Yukimura's strange powers cause Ryoma to lose his sense of touch, then his sight. Swinging blindly, his hearing even begins to fail. Can Ryoma come back to win the Nationals for Seishun, or does he “still have a long ways to go”?!
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