Whistle!

Whistle!

Vol. 1, Break Through

Book - 2004 | Shonen Jump graphic novel ed. / editor, Eric Searleman.
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Everybody has a dream, and for Shô Kazamatsuri, that dream is simple: he wants to be the best football player he can possibly be. He's the spirited leader of the Josui Junior High team and everyone looks up to him. In turn, he tries to keep the team together at any cost!

Banned from his school's football team for being too short, Shô Kazamatsuri decides there's only one thing left to do: switch schools! But even a change in scenery doesn't help the David Beckham wannabe. On campus, he is mistakenly introduced to everyone as a hotshot football 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 football so badly he's willing to hustle day and night to make it happen. Packed with action, humour and teenage kicks, Whistle!is a must-read for dreamers (and football fans) of all ages!
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz, 2004.
Edition: Shonen Jump graphic novel ed. / editor, Eric Searleman.
ISBN: 9781591166856
1591166853
Branch Call Number: HIGUC
Characteristics: 157 p. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wolfman, Marv
Searleman, Eric
Alternative Title: Break through

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Sampickbooks
Mar 30, 2016

Very good read! Couldn't stop and finished the series in a week. This is what got me back into soccer.

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Nephry
Feb 16, 2013

Wow. I hate soccer, but this series was heartwarming and charming enough to change my mind about sports manga. Objectionable content: Mild blood in one panel (I think in volume four--nothing too major, but younger readers might recoil). Also, it is briefly mentioned that Sho's brother works in a host club. One brief joke is made in which Sho tries to "save" someone who looks like he is about to commit suicide. All in all, squeaky clean.

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TurtlesRock101
Dec 18, 2011

When I started to read this book, it didn't seem like it was something that would be very interesting because I thought it was mostly for people who know a lot about soccer (I'm not really into soccer) but I continued to read anyways and after awhile it started getting pretty good! (You don't have to know alot about soccer to enjoy this book) :)

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davidblue
Aug 12, 2011

This book gave me hope that I can play soccer without giving up!

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Ubalstecha
Mar 21, 2010

This is a suprisingly good manga about a young boy who desperately wants to be on his school soccer's team so badly, that he switches schools. Excellent for the reluctant reader or soccer fan.

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Mar 21, 2016

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