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Ahiru no Sora  
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Description
He's short, weak, and has just transferred to a new school. Kurumatani Sora is the main character in this story who loves basketball. He has been shooting hoops ever since he was little and has been trying to grow tall just like his mother, who "used" to be a basketball player. What happened to her and what Sora will do at the new school is all up to you to find out!

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Manga

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Associated Names
あひるの空
少年篮球王
篮球少年王
소라의 날개
Ahiru's Sky
Dream Team (French)
Sora's Wings
Sora, The Wingless Duck

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Latest Release(s)
v.16 c.124 by Pinoymanga Scans (73d ago)
v.16 c.123b by S2scans (176d ago)
v.16 c.123a by S2scans (177d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
39 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (160 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.41 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 9th 2014, 3:12pm PST

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Year
2004

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Licensed (in English)
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #806 increased(+308)
Monthly Pos #1821 decreased(-55)
3 Month Pos #1860 decreased(-574)
6 Month Pos #1473 decreased(-492)

List Stats
On 1045 reading lists
On 414 wish lists
On 45 unfinished lists
On 149 custom lists

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raws look good   
Rating: N/A
by ffz
September 12th, 2008, 4:27pm
theres lots of bball and not much other bs that taints sports mangas. The action is realistic and the mangaka seems to know what he's writing about. Art is unique and exciting. I really like this manga and it is indeed very promising. You dont get to publish 20 volumes by sucking bigrazz.
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Looking good at volume 30   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sujinj523
November 24th, 2012, 11:42am
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I read the Korean raws up to volume 30 and I have to say, Ahiru no Sora is pretty good. It is somewhat similar to a lot of the basketball mangas out there but I do like the "truths" the manga tries to convey. It's not childish or completely obvious, and it makes you think and realize some important things. The plotline is pretty slow because at volume 30, they still haven't even entered the preliminary rounds for the interhigh competition. What's more frustrating is how often the teams seem to lose, but I guess that's what separates this manga from all the other sports mangas. The team doesn't keep winning game after game. The mangaka takes the time to let each player develop their skills and gain experience. I like how each character has a unique personality and each side character actually serves a purpose. They aren't just there so that the main team can have opponents to fight against. The art is around average. It's not the prettiest I've seen but it's better than a lot of other sports mangas.


... Last updated on February 8th, 2013, 6:24pm
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Deserves more attention   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sakirol
August 3rd, 2013, 5:30am
Ahiru no Sora is a great read, and it's a shame that it doesn't get as much attention as other sports series. Deep characters and realistic basketball holds this manga up; you'll get emotionally caught up with the characters much more so than with other series. Sit tight though, the series is long and incredibly slow-paced. The 'learning stage' phase spans many, many volumes (but it contributes a lot to character development so it's still awesome).

It makes me sad that no groups have taken this in as a main project.

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2013, 5:36am
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Really slow   
Rating: N/A
by attaesc
September 20th, 2014, 10:21pm
It's pretty interesting. However, because the pace is so slow, it can be hard to get into. If you skip chapters, you'll still understand the characters, but you'll miss out on important bonding moments.
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promising but not that much   
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by razornoir
November 15th, 2008, 5:12am
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well that's a good manga, i like the way its' drawn and the characters ( exept the one that the hero like : ).
But the story don't seem to progress an inch. Ok that's mean their will be many more tome but that too much, i fell like right now we are at the same point that at the end of the volume 1, no enven less...
The autor should realy put some good surprise in his manga, baucause when you think it's progress ( in bascket or relationship ) the autor just blow up all your hope and you end up just more and more irritated.
Serriously, i will not stop reading this manga because it seem it will start become better in the 23 book and if it become better it could realy be a good manga, but i realy hope more that if that happen i wont be disapointed in the 24.

i vote 4 because serriously that's too much of blowing hope, well maybe it will get better after volume 30, should be patient


... Last updated on November 15th, 2008, 5:26am
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Soooo gooodddd   
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by ayanechan
December 10th, 2013, 3:48am
I'm not a big fan of shonen but DAMN I would marry this manga. I've only read two volumes but its almost ten o'clock and I seriously need to go to bed and get up early tomorrow morning--that's how good it is. I have just one thing to say: hurray for short people! Sora makes me want to take up basketball even though I don't like it.
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OMFG!   
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by REGIS_JOSE
August 11th, 2012, 9:45pm
It's a good manga if your not reading it because of the romance sub plot, but I spoiled it for myself and stopped reading when I found out
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Madoka pairs with Momoharu and not Sora, I know, I know, I should have seen it coming. Here's the link http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/594/194oz.jpg


... Last updated on August 11th, 2012, 9:48pm
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Nice sports manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sukets
August 8th, 2011, 11:22am
Probably one of the best basketball manga's out there. The only strange thing, is that the main isn't the center. Since he is short and the center is probably the only position where your height doesn't matter that much.
But that aside, I like how they talked about tactics, easy explain, with no unnecessary commentary. Way better than "Kuroko no Basuke", and it did made me laugh quite a bit. =]

Totally recommended manga
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