Sayonara Cramer (さよなら私のクラマー Good-bye, Cramer) is a manga series, the sequel to Sayonara, Football. It is written and illustrated by the mangaka Naoshi Arakawa, who previously authored Your Lie in April. The manga focuses on girls' soccer in Japan. An anime television series adaptation and an anime film adaptation of Sayonara, Football, named Farewell, My Dear Cramer and First Touch respectively, are animated by LIDENFLIMS and directed by Seiki Takuno, with Natsuko Takahashi in music composition.
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The series begins with a middle school girl’s soccer match, where short-haired fifteen year old Sumire Suou shows off her overwhelming talent, but during a counterattack, her beautiful dribble to her shot at the goal gets blocked by a twin-tailed girl named Midori Soshizaki, ending the game.
With their middle school soccer careers over, these two rivals, Sumire and Midori, rather than going to a powerhouse school with a well-known girls soccer team, choose to attend Warabi Seinan High School, whose girls soccer team has never made it out of the qualifiers. There they meet the odd, if not overconfident, Nozomi Onda. Going on to play in a scrimmage game, they all must now work together on the same team if they are to succeed.