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Akane Tachibana is a freshman high-school student who, despite his talent for basketball, decides to abandon sports clubs due to the pressure they cause him. Once he arrives at Kouzu High, however, he meets the only other basketball player who has ever caught his eye on the courts and decides to join the team.

The first match of the season is an exhibition game against the league's strongest team, Hyamazaki - the team that Hiiragi's father coaches and in which his older brother plays for. Hiiragi ends up playing in the second half of the game, and they seem to not be working well together on the court, losing the game, until unintentionally one of the senior players on the team challenges them to beat him. They join forces, inspiring the team to victory.

Thus starts the story of a group of teenagers working to reach the top, fighting tooth and nail the entire way.


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Crazy Kouzo BC (Side Story)

Associated Names
Generation Basket
I'll ~アイル~
I'll (Generation Basket)
I'll Generation Basket

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Goh Mifune

Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.60-63 by redex & polkabubble (2906d ago)
v.9 c.42 by Mangascreener (2906d ago)
v.12 c.70 by redex & zack z (3032d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)
9 Volumes Bunko (Complete)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (128 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.8 / 10.0
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August 5th 2016, 3:42pm PST



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It's not Slam Dunk...   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by MondSemmel
June 7th, 2015, 9:06am
... so why does this manga exist? The sports matches aren't particularly interesting, the characters are somewhat lackluster, the art style is rather dull, etc.

Basically, the manga is average at best, and that's just not good enough. It would have had to excel in at least one area, either slice of life stuff or the battles itself - but it reaches neither Slam Dunk in its action, nor any of the gazillion Adachi manga in their slice of life scenes.

... Last updated on June 7th, 2015, 9:07am
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Unexpected ending   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pyonk
February 13th, 2011, 3:32am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
really, for me it has unexpected ending.
I like this manga very much, Akane just awesome stupid! LOL
I thought it would end up happy ending by their team winning national competition or what,
but it just turn that.... aww...
for me it has both sad and happy ending.

recommended ^^!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by x91
June 26th, 2007, 3:42am
love it. The series has different elements that come together to make an interesting story. The characters are well developed each having their own problems in life, in the end, makes them closer as friends and competitors/rivals (?) you'll get the idea. Plus it has really nice art and the plot makes you want to continue reading till the very end. 10/10
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by Wikipedia
April 15th, 2006, 10:11am
I'll (titled I'll Generation Basket in its French release) is a sports shonen manga by artist Hiroyuki Asada. Its main plot concerns the life of a team of high school basketball players. It is focused on action scenes which depict the matches played by the team, but also puts emphasis on the interaction of characters outside of the courts. The art style is very clean and effective, showing movement as well as emotions well.
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by Anonymous
January 17th, 2006, 8:06pm
I really like this manga. The characters are very easy to like, and the budding relationship between the two main characters (atm) is quite interesting. In the beginning, the drawing style didn't really suit my taste but as I read more and more, the art got much better. Hopefully, "I'll [Generation Basket(ball)]" will be completed (scanlated, that is... since, like most of us, I'm illiterate in Japanese/Chinese.

Btw, thanks for your hard work, MangaScreener.
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