Drama, tragedy and fast breaks...on wheels. Life g
Real is a tale of triumph over adversity told in the unmatched illustrative style of one of Japan's most popular and talented creators, Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk, Vagabond). The series' main characters, three young men in their late teens, have one thing in common—their love of basketball. As they experience harrowing personal tragedies, their love for the sport provides an unexpected lifeline and a path to redemption. This series has sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
It’s the big day for Nomiya, the tryouts for the Tokyo Lightnings professional basketball team. Nomiya’s putting everything he’s got into this moment, but will it be enough? Meanwhile, Takahashi is finally reaching a new stage in his rehabilitation, and a glimmer of his former life is coming back…in the form of wheelchair basketball.
Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences.
Takehiko Inoue is the creator of one of the most popular manga of all time, Slam Dunk, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. He followed that series up with two titles lauded by critics and fans alike— Vagabond, a fictional account of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, and Real, a manga about wheelchair basketball. Inoue is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and the Media Arts Festival Award. In addition to his work on manga, Inoue has worked on television commercials, character designs for video games, and is the founder of a scholarship to foster Japanese basketball talent.
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