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Description

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
REAL命运强手
リアル
리얼

Groups Scanlating
Chibisuke-Scans
Hawks
Illuminati-Manga
Omanga
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Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.79-84 by Illuminati-Manga over 3 years ago
v.13 c.73-78 by Illuminati-Manga over 4 years ago
v.12 c.67-72 by Illuminati-Manga over 5 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Hiatus)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (416 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.91 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 26th 2018, 10:47pm PST


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Year
2001

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (14 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #398 increased(+117)
Monthly Pos #720 increased(+77)
3 Month Pos #870 decreased(-103)
6 Month Pos #803 decreased(-129)
Year Pos #703 decreased(-28)

List Stats
On 1547 reading lists
On 1070 wish lists
On 60 unfinished lists
On 384 custom lists

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Endearing Message  
by Green Mylle
December 18th, 2014, 11:47am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
When one falls and the world seems to go down with you, There's this light and it's REAL.
Just make it happen.

I don't know if people get what I typed, but yep.
This has got be ONE of the best mangas I have ever read. Give it a read and guaranteed you won't regret.... (or not, according to your type.)
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Worth the Read  
by jfaerr
August 9th, 2013, 2:49am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
This is one of those titles that you decide to look over a bunch of times, but wonder why you did so in the first place.

Quality art, quality story, and characters that are quite interesting. I highly recommend this one.
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Inoue's best work  
by ddvdsv
April 8th, 2012, 9:46am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Real is nothing shot but brilliant and is Inoue's best, more mature work. The art is as always, amazing, but it's not the protagonist like in Vagabond, instead it's essential and functional to the storytelling.
The story is realistic, deep and psychological and has one of the most emotional scenes I've ever seen in a manga.
It deals with the small and great tragedies of life, but with a inner feeling of strength and hope. From personal, intimate instances the manga manages to tell a collective tale about human dignity and personal affirmation.
Basketball is not the main focus of the story, but is used instead to demonstrate how a passion can have a major role in overcoming seemingly insurmountable situations.

... Last updated on April 8th, 2012, 11:18am
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Consensus  
by Hell_Clues
August 13th, 2011, 2:47am
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
Everyone agrees, this manga is an enjoyable read. The surprising thing about this manga is how it maintains being realistically upbeat about some horrific circumstances.

It covers some of accidents that can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, ect. The stuff we'd rather not think about.

I can't put to words what makes this manga enjoyable but I can say that it's worth checking out.

... Last updated on August 13th, 2011, 2:49am
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better and better  
by fudg
April 23rd, 2011, 4:11pm
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This is one of the best mangas I've ever read. It's realistic and it really shows the big challenges they have to overcome. As some people already said I love the character growth of Tokomi and the fact that he is getting more spotlight with trying to go pro
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Best sports manga ever  
by McCamyTaylor
December 27th, 2010, 10:20pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
The addition of Takahashi to the starting line up of main characters has really improved the manga. "Real" used to be about wheelchair athletes who played basketball. Now, it's about basketball that is played by a variety of characters, some with physical disabilities, some with emotional problems and some with both.

I admire the restraint which Inoue Sensei has shown in developing Takahashi's character very, very slowly. This gives the reader a sense of how difficult his journey is and what an accomplishment it will be if he finally gets back to playing basketball.

Much as I admire the character (and character design) of Togawa, I have always had the sense that for him basketball was second best. Maybe he should try out wheelchair track and field.

... Last updated on December 27th, 2010, 10:21pm
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amazing  
by skyarsalan
May 7th, 2010, 6:37pm
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every chapter has its own amazingess

when i first read it im like "whats this crap"
but i was really young at the time.

i re read it, and its deffinatly more than a 10/10

i would go with some where around 6,000,510/10
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another great story  
by genre001
March 7th, 2010, 8:50am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
though not as exciting all through out the chapters and volumes like the previous work Slam Dunk, but the story has all the realities of life in it... and the way sports (bball) was portrayed was wondrous.... the substance of the story can rival any manga/novel... defenitely a Takehiko's work... a two thumbs up...
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Worh Buying  
by Ser3n
October 31st, 2008, 8:58am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I'm buying the whole manga from VIZ. Believe me, it's well worth it.
The story is deep and realistic and the characters evolve fantasticly.
The art is superb.

... Last updated on January 16th, 2010, 6:49am
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A bit melodramatic  
by Sosseres
January 1st, 2008, 4:07pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
This series wants to show how people handle handicaps and what it does to their lives, while centering it around basketball. It does that very well, it just isn't all that fun to read.

Having just read the first 6 volumes I can see where the series is going. That isn't a fun feeling, this manga is about characters and story. If you know where that is heeded there is nothing but art left.

The art is nice, but it isn't the best there is.

All in all this is a good series worth reading, but not as exciting as his earlier works.
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