Even though So-jin thinks of Shin-bee as her rival at soccer, Shin-bee seems more interested in managing the boys' team rather than leading the girls to victory. Ever the competitor, So-jin wants to put together a collection of female athletes to meet the challenge from the boys. But with the big game approaching, it looks like So-jin will be a few members short of a fullEven though So-jin thinks of Shin-bee as her rival at soccer, Shin-bee seems more interested in managing the boys' team rather than leading the girls to victory. Ever the competitor, So-jin wants to put together a collection of female athletes to meet the challenge from the boys. But with the big game approaching, it looks like So-jin will be a few members short of a full squad......
|Title||:||Angel Cup, Volume 1|
|Number of Pages||:||184 Pages|
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Angel Cup, Volume 1 Reviews
Ayyyye this was pretty good. The only reason I bought this was because I was at an anime convention and this booth was having a "get three volumes for 20$" sale goin' on, and I needed two more volumes to go with the first volume ofKill Me, Kiss Me I wanted. I didn't see any other series I knew, so when I saw that this series was about not only soccer, but girls soccer, I scooped up the first two volumes to complete the trinity. Obviously, I didn't have any expectations going into this, but I enjoyed it. It's about two girls who quit soccer... But then they don't quit soccer. Well, one of them un-quits soccer in this volume. It also has a side-story about a rich guy who is dying, and his will states for 50% of his assets to go towards the Womens Soccer Association. This causes upheaval amongst his successors since they think that's stupid and they want to use the money for themselves. There's also another side-plot that I didn't understand. Which would be one of the downfalls to this series so far.It's a wee bit kinda confusing. There were a few pannels here and there where I had absolutely no idea what was supposed to be going on, which was obviously annoying. Luckily, action scenes were all drawn pretty well so I could always tell how the action was panning out.In regards to the reason we're all here: how was the SPORTS!? Pretty alright. I mean they don't start an actual game until the end of the volume, before then it's a lot of set-up, which was fine. Another annoying thing was that there's a lot of sexism.I wouldn't call this a criticism though, because it's obviously intentional, and it's only showing something that is realistic. But I still didn't like it. Specifically on the topic of girls with muscle. The main character constantly complains about her "beefy thighs" (which are never even drawn as such) and so do the boys around her. This was annoying because muscle on women is fantastic! I hate how the main character lets stupid people who are just intimidated by her bring her down. Not gonna lie, it was also a bit offensive to me, someone who bodybuilds. This is really not a criticism though, because the book is just being accurate to how people act in real life. I'm just sayin' how I feel about it.I feel like I'm all-over the place with this review. I really should be working on my two essays, my project, and be studying for my math midterm right now, but I read this instead. Yaaay stress.Click to read all of my Angel Cup Reviews:Volume 1 Volume 2
And you thought soccer was boring.The girls’ sports angle, and the showdown match with the guys, is going to draw inevitable comparisons between Angel Cup and Princess Nine. Except this isn’t baseball, the girls start out being better athletes, it’s manga as opposed to anime, and the guys-vs-girls match is in the first volume instead of being the climactic battle of the series.So, yeah, nothing at all like Princess Nine, but I can understand the comparison. There’s a lot more blood in Angel Cup, too. Having personally taken more than my fair share of soccer balls to the front, back, and sides of my head (…explains a few things, perhaps) I feel every hit with a sense memory that just won’t go away. Even if you haven’t played football before, I think the hits will still have a visceral impact. It’s well drawn.Though the action is good (and volume two is action packed) character motivation is the driving engine here. From the two main characters, through the entire girls’ line-up and the stars of the boys’ team, and down a couple of layers to even the bitty-est of bit characters, it seems everyone has a history, or an agenda, or both. Since a normal club is not 5 but 11 players (plus a bench) and since a fair amount of space is taken up by the nascent-league sub-plot, I’m guessing that in future volumes quite a few of these walking-thumbnail-sketches will step forward to become important characters in their own right.For the first couple of books it seems like an awful lot of intrigue for what could be called “just a sports comic”. For the record: I’m not complaining. This promises to be some really good stuff.Of course, I like women’s soccer. It helps when the hometown team was the Atlanta Beat, and the W-league club of the Silverbacks is still here to carry the torch. A manga (manhwa, actually, but I’ll split those hairs in a 5by8 at some point) that uses women’s soccer as a background while delving deep into troubled characters and looking into the larger struggles that women’s sport faces generally in the male-dominated world… It’s high drama. I’m looking forward to how this plays out.
A sports comedy/drama from Korean artist Jae-Ho Youn. While not great, it's very readable, and supportive of women's sports. There is an odd framing story with shadowy figures planning something vaguely sinister in the background. Through the first couple of volumes this framing story makes little sense, so I have no idea what the author thought was being conveyed. The actual sports story is enjoyable, about a teen girl who loves to play soccer, even though she has a boyfriend who wants her to be soft and feminine. A real jerk, he even states that he's too ashamed to introduce her to his friends, because she has muscular legs.In addition there are several subplots and themes about chauvinism and sports. This is a good one to hand to teen girls, or to males who want to get an insight into girls and sports.
it wasnt for me sadly.
Still one of my all time favorite manga series. Gave me quite a blast of euphoric feelings
Cute and great
Girls play soccer. All you need to know. Not actually a very good book, though.