Power!!
Girl Got Game
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Power!!

Alternative Titles

English: Girl Got Game
Synonyms: Namida ga Hareru made, Change!, Makeover
Japanese: POWER!!

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 44
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 11, 1999 to 2002
Genres: RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo, SportsSports, Gender BenderGender Bender
Authors: Seino, Shizuru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 75217,521 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13662
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #810
Members: 13,407
Favorites: 370
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Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Kyou Aizawa's relationship with her father has always revolved around basketball. He wanted to join the NBA, but suffered a knee injury that ended his dream; since then, he has tried to live vicariously through Kyou. When her father suddenly gets transferred to another part of the country, Kyou gets the opportunity to attend Seisyu Academy. She is excited because Seisyu is famous for its cute girls' uniforms. When she opens the box sent by the school, however, Kyou discovers an unflattering boys' uniform instead!

As it turns out, her father has faked paperwork and enrolled her as a male student so she can join the school basketball team, which is ranked fourth in Japan. As a sacrifice to carry on her father's legacy, Kyou begrudgingly cuts her hair and moves into the boys' dormitory. She meets her roommate and teammate Chiharu Eniwa but somehow manages to irritate him on the very first day. He is quick to taunt Kyou about her short stature and questions her dedication to the sport. Will Kyou be able to live in close quarters with someone so annoying and thrive on the basketball team, all while hiding her true gender from everyone?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Power!! was published in English as Girl Got Game by TokyoPop from January 2004 to August 31, 2005.

Characters


More reviewsReviews

Sep 17, 2015
NewAnimeFan (All reviews)
The storyline of this manga was everywhere and didn't make sense really. For example, the premise of the manga: the dad forces his daughter to pretend to be a boy to play basketball. Yes, it's a cute premise, but it's never fully explained and just kind of forced upon us.

Basketball is forgotten by the sixth volume. I was never really satisfied with Kyo and Chiharu's relationship. :/ A bunch of supporting characters were introduced but quickly forgotten. In fact, the only thing I truly loved about this manga was Hayama. He was hilarious and I found him endearing in the two bonus chapters about him.

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Jan 21, 2018
marvy (All reviews)
Overall it has a lot of funny moments that made this manga worth reading. The story has several inconsistencies, but those moments alone was enough to get me hooked. It felt like a roller coaster, it goes from ok average typical events to incredibly ridiculous and then back into that same cycle. Rarely have a felt surprised this much from a manga. Also I just wished the characters were more drawn out. The only one who had character development and an actual complete backstory was the newest addition towards the end. This manga had a lot of potential, if it wasn't so scatter brained. read more
Jul 12, 2020
Jeremy_15 (All reviews)
If u are looking for a funny shoujo manga, this manga will be the best choice
It is so funny and i think it is the cutest shoujo manga i have ever read so far.
The story is about a girl who in disguise as a a boy and join a basketball team there. Then she met this handsome boy and fall in love with him, unfortunately this boy have a rotten personality and it pisses her off, so their love life began.

The art for me is pretty good, the character is drawn beautifully. What i love the most from this manga is the read more
Aug 21, 2008
Rie (All reviews)
Preliminary
Girl Got Game rather “funky” English translation for 活力100% aka Katsuryoku 100% aka Power!! Nevertheless, don’t let the title fool you with the assumption that there’s like magic involved or whatever. Not at all. It’s a story over in the sports and school life realm. Additionally, the story is certainly a gender-bender type. A girl ends up dressing up as a guy. Oh no, don’t you go saying “copy –cat of Hana-Kimi or Ouran High School Host Club..!” :P It’s not entirely like that at all. Rather, the reasoning for why she, being the main and central protagonist, cross-dresses for a very different and read more

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