When Sora was little, he loved playing soccer. He had a friend named Tsuyoshi, who wasn't as good as he was, who told him he should become a pro one day! Cherishing that dream in his heart, Sora trained hard up through middle school. Then, however, he hit some physical barriers that left him convinced that he just didn't have the god-given capability of being a pro soccer player. He decided to quit soccer after graduating from middle school and focus on his studies.
Before starting high school, however, he went out to practice soccer once again. On his way out, he ran into the Japanese representative soccer player, Wakamiya Shiki! She echoed his childhood friend's sentiments, that he should be a pro soccer player. But why is Shiki in this small town, and why is she so interested in Sora's soccer career? Also, will she be able to turn him back towards his dream of turning pro?
A multi-POV, slice-of-life-ish drama manga that revolves around the lives of Sora and the various people that Sora meets throughout his life, as each chapter cycles through different character's POVs, telling their respective stories and struggles in life.
It's one of my favourite mangas, and despite its format, are able to tell very moving stories in just one chapter, and it's one of the few things that has made me cry.
It's completed in Japan as of 9 volumes. It got picked up again in recent months after being dropped off 3 years ago, so I'm remaking this thread once more.