Baby Steps #01 — Behold The Mohawk

April 6th, 2014


And is somehow the champion of the class for his handwriting and simple highschool math.

Here’s your Vegas showgirls hippos. They’re even scarier than I, or I suspect anybody, expected.


Let’s kick things off with what I suspect will be the low end of an extremely stinky pile of muck for the day. At least it’s better animated than I was expecting for a Prince of Tennis knockoff. Still terribly animated with all manner of jell-o faced people wandering around in the background, but people actually hit the balls to play tennis instead of drifting through the air on the winds of stills. Although there wasn’t much tennis being played, but like I said, my expectations were rock bottom, and the protagonist sure filled them. He has the greatest super power of all that will allow him to defeat any athelete who challenges him, a mohawk stereotypical Aspergers.

All the standard children’s bits of nonsense are here, right down to “You see that cute girl you just thought was cute and everyone oohed and aahed over when she came in? Well everyone except you knows her and says that she’s cute.” Very smooth, guys. And of course, the internal monologue that never, ever, ever ceases. There was even a point where someone asked him a question, he repeated the question to himself, and then had a flashback to someone else asking the question… and then he stared blankly for a few more seconds, so no, the plot does not threaten to go anywhere or do anything either besides what it already spoiled in the flashforward sequence at the start of him using the mighty power of math to rule all.  

Next Episode:


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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    Sadly, the Vegas showgirl hippos are set on private.

  • The Phantom says:

    Another lame sport show, I hate these, the only I liked was cross game, and was for the dead-girlfriend-lets-woo-her-sister premise not for baseball, anyway this is no cross game and is evidently a prince of tennis ripoff, which was a show I did not like either.

  • moridin84 says:

    Hmm, personally I really love the manga, I would definitely recommend this show over Haikyuu!!. Based on the manga anyway.

    One thing about Baby Steps is that it never goes into team sports, it’s all 1v1 matches. So you don’t have the friendship, teamwork blah, blah blah stuff. The romance actually goes somewhere as well.