Gothic Sports Volume 1

by Anike Hage | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1598169920 Global Overview for this book
Registered by quietorchid of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 2/11/2012
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by quietorchid from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Sunday, February 12, 2012
I love this one! Picture this: girl goes to new school, they won't let her play on regular teams, they are so mean!! What to do? Organize your own soccer team with the unpopular Goth students. Too funny. Team outfits are great though. I'll have to look for more of these.

Journal Entry 2 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (11/26/2013 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA


Set free in the From the Beginning Manga Bookbox. Enjoy!

#28 in the 2013 E-less Challenge.

Journal Entry 3 by k00kaburra at San Jose, California USA on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
This book enjoyed a brief stop in San Jose, CA before continuing its travels in the Manga Bookbox!


I read a copy of this book in 2009 and wrote the following:

The premise of this manga is so stupid. Girl transfers to new school and wants to join a sports team, girl isn't talented enough to get onto the basketball team, so she starts her own soccer team that wears gothic-inspired uniforms. I so wish I was making that up.

The art is actually pretty interesting, a blend of manga and European styles. (The author/artist is from Germany.) But for some reason, I'm fed up with misfits-vs.-popular-kids storylines right now. So the plot really didn't interest me. Oh well.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Saturday, June 07, 2014
A gothic lolita soccer team? Sounds fun!! Selected from the manga box along w vol 2.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wow I can't believe that this manga is drawn by a German artist. It looks totally Japanese. I want to say the characters don't look German, but then the ones in a Japanese manga don't look Japanese either, lol.

Cute premise, except that, as k00kaburra said, not credible. The main character Anya dreams of joining a sports team and winning a tournament. Except that she doesn't really seem to play much at all, can't really name her favorite sport, don't know much about any sport, and hasn't been on any team. Really? And then she drafts a few friends who aren't exactly athletic, wear a cute uniform and call it a team? Please...

The story does remind me of H2 by Adachi Mitsuri, a MUCH BETTER story about starting a team from ground zero.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAzukiwing at Manga / Graphic Novels, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (3/23/2017 UTC) at Manga / Graphic Novels, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases


Putting into manga bookbox.

Journal Entry 7 by spacedog at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, April 01, 2017
came back in manga bookbox

Journal Entry 8 by spacedog at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, April 10, 2017
read this yesterday. it was interesting to read a manga by a german, and the artwork was pretty good overall (although simplistic compared to the average japanese manga). the premise is pretty silly but i thought it could be interesting, but the main problems i had were that the main character is underdeveloped (why is she so set on playing sports?) and there are too many characters.

Journal Entry 9 by spacedog at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, September 28, 2017
added to nimoridel's manga/graphic novel bookbox (

Journal Entry 10 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
This came back in my manga & graphic novel book box.

Journal Entry 11 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Sunday, December 02, 2018
This was a fun volume. I am going to try and find the rest of the series now as I want to find out how this group of misfits gets along in their quest to become a credible soccer team. Not something I might have picked up at the bookstore, but I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Journal Entry 12 by wingnimrodielwing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Released 2 mos ago (4/22/2019 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


adding to my manga & graphic novel book box.

Journal Entry 13 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
I'm claiming the three "Gothic Sports" volumes from the Manga and Graphic Novel bookbox (bookbox journal here). I've read the first two but not the third, and I wanted to keep them together.

This one's about a girl who doesn't fit it at her new school, and copes by setting up her own soccer team - on a Gothic Lolita theme! There are regular new-student problems with friends, cliques, and potential romances, but the core of the story is her hopes for getting to play. And, in the best underdog tradition, the fledgling team has to go up against the school's best in a demonstration match before they'll be given permission to be an official team. Will they make it? See Volume Two!

[There's a short TV Tropes page on the series.]

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