Author: Takehiko Inoue
Why I started reading? It was a manga. I think I’ve read almost every manga in the system. Besides that, I kept hearing mentions of how serious it was, which is rare for a sports manga.
Review: A violent basketball player drops out of high school and becomes connected with the star of a wheelchair basketball team when he’s involved in a crash and his sort-of girlfriend ends up in a wheelchair. Sort of complicated, but basically the plot revolves around him cleaning up his life and the player in the wheelchair moving forward in society.
In a yearbook, the main character would be voted Most Likely to: Become a Gangster.
This book reminds me of… I’m going to have to say Whistle! although not much, because they’re both realistic sports manga. However, Whistle! is more generic. I think the point of Real is to differentiate from the genre.
–Lexie, 15, West Seattle