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Aikawa Kazuhiko was the captain of Tendoji high-school prestigious basketball team. He moves into a new town to attend Mizuho high school and joins its basketball team. However, Mizuho high's basketball team is far from being prestigious, in fact, it's a now defunct basketball team. Nevertheless to say, Kazuhiko's presistence, passion and basketball skills inspired other team members of the dysfunctional basketball team to gear up and start practicing again.
The aim is to play in the national tournaments where all young basketball players meet their opponents in basketball competition. The tale of youth of five protagonist: Fujiwara Takuya, Ishii Tsutomu, Dobasi Kenji and Aikawa Kazuhiko have just began along with the live of Mizuho high-school basketball team.


Related Series
Dear Boys - Act II (Sequel)
Near Boys (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
Hoop Days

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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1
Ends at Vol 23

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (29 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.43 / 10.0
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March 27th 2016, 11:58pm PST


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Monthly Pos #1698 increased(+789)
3 Month Pos #4062 increased(+172)
6 Month Pos #5258 increased(+284)

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On 98 reading lists
On 172 wish lists
On 71 completed lists
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One of basketball manga you have to read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by therang
December 30th, 2012, 9:55am
It's definitely one of the best basketball manga besides Slam Dunk and the underrated Harlem Beat (aka Rebound). The manga arts is interesting, at first volumes, the arts were drawn using 80s style e.g. longer skirt, more curvy characters, and a bit of ecchi ^o^. Starting around vol. 8th, it started to follow modern art style and the story was also getting serious. Actually I prefer the 80s style especially for the female characters (they look cuter) and I love Aikawa's naughty acts. I wished the author doesn't change them, but I understand the manga was quite popular too for the female readers.

... Last updated on January 1st, 2013, 8:59am
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one of the must read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sakuralim
June 5th, 2007, 3:52am
ok, i just read this manga today
well, it is not a bad manga
I kinda like it, since i read slamdunk
this manga is very interesting too.
I cant wait for the next chapter, since i read two only too
so, you can say i am addicted to it too.
recomemded ;)
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you didn't read this manga??   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by burn
May 15th, 2007, 9:11am
then you must!! any basket ball fans should read this manga!!
its not at all disapointing ! the art and story is so good that it will make you guys/girls read again and again! the charachter ,art , story/plot i will give 10
plus 2 thumbs up ( if had more thumbs i would even put it up!) plus there are hot students and teacher!! smile i just read 2 chapters and i knew this manga is great (cause only 2 ch are released till now)

plus the main guys looks like the guy from flame of recca!!
wonder why they stoped doing this project! ! plz someone do this project!

thank you Adachi's Universe! for doing this manga

this is so not like the anime!! manga is always better

... Last updated on May 27th, 2007, 9:18am
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