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Real, Vol. 1
by Takehiko Inoue


Overview - - From the creator of Slam Dunk and Vagabond, also available from VIZ Media.
- 8 million copies of Real have sold in Japan.
- Vagabond has sold over 22 million copies worldwide
- Inoue received the 2000 Media Arts award for manga from the Japanese Ministry of Culture and the Kodansha award for best manga for his work on Vagabond.
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Overview
- From the creator of Slam Dunk and Vagabond, also available from VIZ Media.
- 8 million copies of Real have sold in Japan.
- Vagabond has sold over 22 million copies worldwide
- Inoue received the 2000 Media Arts award for manga from the Japanese Ministry of Culture and the Kodansha award for best manga for his work on Vagabond.
- Nominated for 2003 Eisner Award in the category for Best Writer/Artist
- Inoue's previous series Slam Dunk has over 100 million copies in print worldwide.
- Everything Takehiko Inoue has published has hit the top ten sales list in Japan.

A motorcycle accident, bone cancer, a speeding truck crashing into a boy on a stolen bicycle--tragic, life-changing events turn the worlds of three young men upside down. Three very different personalities have only one thing in common--their passion for basketball.

Meet Tomomi Nomiya, a young tough whose passion for basketball is at the core of his very being. When he gets into a motorcycle accident rendering a girl paralyzed for life, his world is turned on its head. Tomomi quits his team, drops out of school, and struggles to find some kind of resolution to his oppressive feelings of guilt.

From the creator of Slam Dunk and Vagabond, also available from VIZ Media.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781421519890
  • ISBN-10: 1421519895
  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • Publish Date: July 2008
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.24 x 5.99 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds

Series: Real (Viz) #1

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 43.
  • Review Date: 2008-04-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

Basketball-obsessed manga superstar Inoue (Vagabond; Slam Dunk) returns with a series about wheelchair basketball. Nomiya is a young thug recently kicked out of high school who yearns to play basketball. When he meets the wheelchair-bound basketball prodigy Kiyoharu Tagawa, the two begin hustling pickup games at local outdoor courts. In the meantime, Takahashi, the newly appointed captain of Nomiya’s former school basketball team, is hit by a car and paralyzed from the waist down. This first volume feels less dynamic than Inoue’s previous manga series, and it would have been a better idea for Viz to follow Del Rey’s example and simultaneously release volumes one and two for readers to get a better foundation for the story. Inoue’s illustrations are consistently gorgeous—volume one features ink watercolor paintings of his characters. His sense of action and drama is solid, but this opening book feels as though Inoue is figuring out how to get the different parts of his story to fit together fluidly—something to be remedied by volume two. Those who enjoyed Inoue’s other famed basketball manga, Slam Dunk, and anyone moved by triumph over great obstacles are encouraged to give it a read. (July)

 
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