Our heroine, Nanase Iruka.Beach Stars
is a sports manga written and drawn by Morio Masahiro, focusing around a high school girl
named Nanase Iruka. She is hopeful for the new school year, with the knowledge that she will be able to play volleyball with all of her friends. Unfortunately, due to lack of membership, the volleyball club is closing down, and all of her other friends go off to do other things. However, when things look bleakest, she is taken down to the beach by her friends, where she meets the up-and-coming beach volleyball star Hayakawa Sanae, and her life changes forever...
The original manga finished in October of 2010. A sequel, The!! Beach Stars
, started in December 2010.
Beach Stars has examples of the following tropes: