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Real (Manga)

Real

Alternative Titles

English: Real
Japanese: リアル

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 19, 2001 to ?
Authors: Inoue, Takehiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump

Statistics

Score: 8.711 (scored by 1944 users)
Ranked: #412
Popularity: #554
Members: 5,967
Favorites: 282
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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drama sports

Synopsis

Nomiya Tomomi is a high school drop-out who wants to devote his life to helping Natsumi, a girl he sentenced to a life of immobility after a tragic bike ride he invited her on. He tries to change his life around, from a trouble-making delinquent into a reliable man. The problem is, both Natsumi and her sister don't seem to care at all for Nomiya, rightfully blaming him for the accident. Plus, the only notable talent Nomiya posseses is the talent for basketball. Everything changes for him when he meets up with Togawa Kiyoharu, a wheelchair basketball player.

(Source: ANN)

Characters

 Tomomi
Nomiya, Tomomi
Main
 Hisanobu
Takahashi, Hisanobu
Main
 Kiyoharu
Togawa, Kiyoharu
Main
 Kumi
Azumi, Kumi
Supporting
 Yamauchi
Hitoshi, Yamauchi
Supporting
 Nagano
Mitsuru, Nagano
Supporting
 Katsuta
Tora, Katsuta
Supporting



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Nov 27, 2008
Beatnik
A manga revolving around wheelchair basketball. This is another representation of the manga form's greatest asset: variety. There are manga out there about any subject, topic or issue. There is a manga out there for everyone. Real is for everyone. Everyone with matured tastes anyway. It needs to be made clear that this manga is heavy on characterisation and not on battle royales involving hoops.

Takehiko Inoue's Real is his most mature and accomplished work. You won’t find constant court action here with secret techniques powering up people. This is a tale about three young men, the issue read more
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Jan 25, 2009
ghiblix2
What this manga revolves around can simply be described in two words, wheelchair basketball -- but that surely does it as much justice as calling nights dark.

If you've seen the movie Murderball, then this series is a essentially and almost entirely just the manga format of what that documentary has to offer in terms of issues relating to people of the disability -- but from a Japanese perspective of course. As a side note, if you haven't seen Murderball then get off your ass and do so!

Takehiko's brilliance can be seen immediately in his art. It is his own and it is unquestionably excellent and read more
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User Recommendations

Great mangas of Takehiko Inoue. Both are about basketball, with a familiar mood. Slam Dunk have more comedy and REAL have more drama. Both are awesome. If you don't like basketball or do not enjoy sports manga, read Slam Dunk first. I'm sure you'll love it and you'll want to play basketball.
Both depict how social misfits (The Climber - an introvert who distances himself from others due to his own personality and unfortunate past; REAL - people who need to rediscover their place in society due to their disability) who find solace in the passion of sports, to escape from the crushing loneliness as a result of their respective circumstances. They both showcase incredible depth in storytelling and breathtaking artwork. The Climber and REAL are mature, soul-searching dramas that are certain to grip the reader in more ways than one.

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