Baby Steps is a manga series by Hikaru Katsuki. It had been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine since October 2007. An anime adaptation produced by Pierrot Studios began airing in Japan in April 2014 and its second season began in April 5, 2015.
The manga itself have won the 38th Kodansha Manga Award in the Best Shonen Manga category.
Baby Steps Storyline
Eiichiro Maruo, a first year honor student, one day decides he is unhappy with the way things are and lacks exercise. He finds a flyer for the Tennis Club and decides to check it out. He is instantly captivated by it. With no prior experience and poor physical conditioning, he embarks on a tennis journey using his smarts, dedication and work ethic. He uses his inherent studious nature to develop an extremely strategic approach to tennis, taking notes on the habits and tendencies of his opponents thus allowing him to predict their shots before they make them.
Baby Steps Season 3: Will It Ever Happen?
Baby Steps Season 3 Release Date
As of now, Studio Pierrot (Bleach & Twin Star Exorcists) has not came out with the confirmation of Baby Steps Season 3 even though many fans has been wondering whether or not the anime will return. However, there are several rumors saying that the anime is now on the verge of cancelation. The main reason is because the lack of materials. Kodansha called off the Baby Steps even though it was selling off pretty well in 2017.
A comment posted on My Anime List also stated that the publishing company have fired mangaka Hikaru Katsuki. The commenter said that the manga was canceled because Weekly Shonen wanted to change genres. This comes out to be very unjust to the writer as well as the readers since the story was not complete yet and had much potential to continue for a few more years.
Now that the manga has ended, the chances for the return of Baby Steps Season 3 is also decreased. Considering this, Baby Steps Season 3 will also find it hard to find producers. However, considering the franchise's popularity, the renewal of another season is still likely.