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Ahiru no Sora  
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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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Associated Names
소라의 날개
Ahiru's Sky
Dream Team
Sora's Wings
Sora, The Wingless Duck

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Latest Release(s)
c.138a by The SpinyBack Team 10 months ago
c.137 by The SpinyBack Team 11 months ago
c.136 by The SpinyBack Team 11 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
49 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (173 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.28 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 23rd 2018, 4:04pm PST



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Monthly Pos #1244 increased(+390)
3 Month Pos #2077 increased(+55)
6 Month Pos #2922 increased(+47)
Year Pos #3273 decreased(-829)

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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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Soooo gooodddd   
Rating: N/A
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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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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Looking good at volume 30   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tnwls523
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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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
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Madoka pairs with Momoharu and not Sora, I know, I know, I should have seen it coming. Here's the link

... 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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promising but not that much   
Rating: N/A
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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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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