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Nonomiya Yuuta, a ski Jumper aiming for Olympic gold, bursts onto the stage with his exceptional skills. However, his biggest problem is that he is not really a "HE"... The person claiming to be Nonomiya Yuuta is actually his twin sister, Nonomiya Nono... And with women's ski Jumping not being an official Olympic category, hiding her true identity is the only way for her to achieve the dreams of her father and brother and win Olympic gold.


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13 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (500 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.84 / 10.0
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Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Druid
July 10th, 2011, 4:47pm
Usually I'm pretty good at suspending disbelief, but this manga went to such extremes to produce drama that I couldn't keep up with it. But the biggest fault was that the manga-ka was obviously forced to bring it to an end much sooner than he/she intended, and so there were so many loose ends left untied that the plot tripped all over itself at the end (see what I did there? wink ). However, I can't deny that I enjoyed this manga up until the final tournament started, after that it was a mess.

... Last updated on July 10th, 2011, 4:49pm
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So cute and so dramatic   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Roflkopt3r
February 2nd, 2011, 9:29am
To be honest, I am not completely sure. Did I just fall for the "soap opera syndrome", which sticked me to following every of Nonomiya's footsteps because she's so likeable and human, or is it because the manga is actually so good?

First of all, a great approach on the sports side. I guess that many readers will agree when I say that ski jumping isn't what we're reading this manga for, but still Okamoto staged it in a great way. I was very sceptical in the beginning... "Sports in a manga? And then, of all things, ski jumping?"
However, he perfectly introduced me as a total ski jumping ignorant into this highly developed sports and perfectly embedded all necessary explanations into the story. And, exceeding that, captured the speed, heigths and thrill of ski jumping much better than any TV broadcast ever could! If he shows an overview over the ramp from the jumper's starting gate, I almost get the same vertigo I would have when actually sitting in such a place...

Still, as mentioned, ski jumping just remained the minor part of the manga to me. Nonomiya is such a likeable protagonist with such a great story that it totally caught me right away. Starting already with the optical designs - despite all doubts about the sports, I was certain to start reading the manga when I only saw the cover of Nonomiya and her skis in front of the jumping hill.
The story absolutely thrilled me, and injected great moments of fun and akwardness at certain points to losen it up, rarely a manga made me laughing as much as this one. And yet containing so much elements...

The latest chapters really turned the story almost upside down to an unpredicted dark side. Though I agree that it is good to include such for a time, I'm not so sure about the staging. Perhaps Okamoto left the previous paths a little too much and dropped a little on the usually so good staging.
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Best Gender Bender written   
Rating: N/A
by Liquidflux
August 5th, 2010, 7:59am
Virtually all the Gender Bender mangas I've read so far have had the following plotlines:
guy/girl is changed to girl/guy
guy/girl crossdresses due to overbearing parent/guardians
guy/girl crossdresses to get closer to someone
guy/girl gets transported to the past and is viewed as the opposite gender
guy/girl has an identity crisis

Nononono, on the other hand, breaks the mold and has a realistic reason to which you can relate to:
girl pretends to be guy in order to fulfill her olympic dream which only men can participate in

Now, before all the naysayers point out that men are physically superior to women, the limits of some women do sometimes come quite close to the limits of men. Additionally, the olympic event she is aiming for is a team event, meaning achieving her dream is a real possibility, assuming she has the potential and skill (which she does).

However, the reason for crossdressing isn't everything to how good a manga is and thankfully, Nononono delivers on this point. The plot is furthered at an ideal pace - neither too slow, nor too fast, and while some of the character's personalities are a bit unrealistic, it does not detract from the manga at all, instead meshing with its somewhat dark plot and making it all the more better.

All in all, this is one manga I definitely recommend. Forget any bad experiences you may have had with the Gender Bender genre because this is one of the very few shining examples of it done well.
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Not really   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by PepperPia
November 14th, 2011, 11:55am
The whole ski jumping part of the manga is really good, but gets unrealistic as the series goes on. And I find all the side stories, her getting found out in the various ways she does, the violence gets abit out of hand and ruins the actual sporting part of the manga.
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If only...   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by Sweeticted
June 21st, 2012, 7:47am
...the ending wasn't rushed! *may contain some spoilers* I love most aspects of this story otherwise, including but not limited to, gender bending, unrequited love, prodigy-like skills, ryoma echizen-like cockiness at times, false shoujo-ai and tragic past. This made up for the bad points; in my case, like the attempted rape, the long period it took for the main character to start winning again, and inconclusive ending. Other wise, it was one of my favorite gender benders/sport mangas! I'd like everyone to remember, though, that the situations she ends up in are mostly because of her determination to get into the Olympics. Like the attempted really shows how bad she wanted to go enough to let him (almost) do that to her. So don't say it was pointless, because I'm pretty sure it was used to show how much she was determined to go to the Olympics.

... Last updated on July 29th, 2012, 4:17pm
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Really Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dieend
January 9th, 2011, 12:17pm
It's really really really really really really really good.

I've spent much of my time to read manga and this will really be in my top list!!

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I realize I've only read till chpt 87. And it is doing good. Seeing it has 4 volume left, I am kind of worried it will have not really good ending. -__- But I hope it's wrong. :)

... Last updated on January 9th, 2011, 12:31pm
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great manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by smarts
December 14th, 2010, 9:43am
i must say i dont like sports mangas related with romance cuz the romance is almost non existent but this 1 is actually alot better and honestly the main char actually pays attention to the romance which is refreshing for a change and it actually has a realistic feel to it. Im up to ch 82 and lemme tell u this manga doesnt disappoint give it a shot smile

... Last updated on May 3rd, 2011, 4:17am
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Different from other sports series   
Rating: N/A
by intemango
February 9th, 2011, 8:47pm
The author wrote Elfen Lied, and so the trademark psychotic atmosphere is still there. Excessive violence, people verging on insanity, male characters being dangerously true to their base desires, female characters wailing like their family just got killed every chapter...

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Also, if that is the body of a 15-year-old, I wager she'd be better off as a porn star when she grows up. That is if she survives being attacked by psychotic males in this psychotic universe.

It's a good sports manga, just that people are a bit more psychotic, the plot is darker and edgier... And somehow the main character is set up as a tragic heroine so perfectly (if we ignore the fact that it's mainly because some other characters acted a bit idiotically) that I just had to begin cheering for her and wish her luck. And of course, NSFW.
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Loose Ends   
Rating: N/A
by ShinyMew
September 26th, 2013, 5:26pm
I have heard much about this manga, and I finally started it; but then I dropped it around chapter 60 (should have stayed dropped). I finally picked up again last night, and ending the series today with a great disappointment. I don't care much for sports, I only came for the romance. For the romance section, is quite small.
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At first she crushes on Amashu (I suck at names, but he's always second or something), but we never see him in the last arc of the manga. By this point, I was cheering for the other male character for knowing her secret and helping her. Overall, after the rape scene there was no romance, for the main characters.

I only continued reading because I thought Emperor was going to die, sounds bad but with him out the way there wouldn't be choosing and I disliked him (even if he shows his good side at times).
Loose ends... The ending was a disappointment. They spent all of these chapters showing the contestants' back stories, yet it doesn't hold when the manga ends within three chapters. I really wanted to read more about what happened after that event, yet it just cuts off. What happened to the contestants? They had a lot riding on that one knows what happens afterwards. Sure they talk between the jumps, but no one knows if this came true or not. Other than that event, there are characters who swore revenge against her, never to be seen again.
Problem with the last chapter...(may contain a spoiler)... I would have really loved it if the dream was the ending, that was the main thing I've been hoping for in this manga, but she wakes up.
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A let down   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by k_rocks2
November 19th, 2012, 5:18pm
I generally dislike sport manga but have decided to read it anyway based on many good reviews on MU and just to kill some time over the summer. It fell below my non-expectant expectations, if you get my drift. IMHO, ski jumping is just as exciting as fishing or golf, only so much more dangerous and can induce cardiac arrest in a weak and acrophobic person like yours truly. However, I give the mangaka props for doing his research and his willingness on covering a sport different than the normal ones, like basketball, baseball, tennis, etc.
Itís not the sport itself that unsatisfied me. Itís the inconsistency in pacing, the plot, and the characters that get this series a bad rating. Everything feels off,
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like a certain character that is supposed be the love interest disappears for the last few volumes and only turns up at the last chapter,
or the fact that the main characterís personality varies from being strong in one chapter and then cries at the drop of a hat at the next (this is my biggest pet-peeve of the whole series!). Actually, I should say that the MC cries almost all the time, which gets on my nerve when she is supposed to be a guy. And for someone with a huge ambition
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(about getting into the Olympic as a guy) she often does stupid things that almost reveal her secret.
Characters keep getting introduced and flashbacks are the norm in this series. Usually those things arenít a big deal, but this series rushes to the ending and ends so quickly that all of those characters and events feel meaningless.
I would not recommend this series unless youíre curious about ski jumping.

... Last updated on November 19th, 2012, 7:08pm
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