While Nomiya has finally found a goal in life that he knows he will truly strive to achieve, Takahashi takes another step forward out of the depths of despair on his journey toward recovery. And he finds solace in the company of a most unlikely pair. Gyupaa!
It’s the big day for Nomiya, the tryouts for the Tokyo Lightnings professional basketball team. Nomiya’s putting everything he’s got into this moment, but will it be enough? Meanwhile, Takahashi is finally reaching a new stage in his rehabilitation, and a glimmer of his former life is coming back…in the form of wheelchair basketball.
That life-changing moment when you discover what you really want to do—Togawa had his a while back and is determined to achieve his goal. Nomiya just recently had his epiphany and can't wait to take his next step forward. Takahashi is on the verge of finding out what he can aspire to and that it's always been there for him.
While Togawa and the Tigers are finally gelling and coming together as a team, Nomiya finds himself still without a job and without any real direction in life. His true path continues to elude him until an unlikely source gives him new perspective on it all. Meanwhile, Takahashi struggles with acceptance and rehabilitation, but he hasn't given up on...
With the Tokyo regionals coming up, Kiyoharu Togawa is at a crossroads. Should he stay with the Tigers just when they are starting to come together as a team, or should he go to the Dreams, where the level of play is so intense it will surely boost his already formidable playing skills?
Takahashi has an awkward reunion with his father, who has been absent from his life for the past eight years. As father and son struggle with the difficulties of Takahashi's adjustment to life in a wheelchair, they must also come face to face with how much damage was done to Takahashi as a young boy facing the reality of growing up in a broken home.
Tomomi Nomiya is a young tough whose life goes horribly awry after he gets in an accident and causes a young woman to lose the use of her legs. After months of tormented soul searching, he sets his mind to face the two greatest fears of his life, getting back on the road to get his driver's license and visiting the girl whose life he has irreparably damaged.
Kiyoharu Togawa is selected to compete for a coveted spot on Japan's National Wheelchair Basketball Team. But with the prospects of this upcoming challenge weighing heavy on his mind, he reflects upon the demons of his past--his battle with cancer and rehabilitation as well as his bitter conflicts with his father. Togawa's passion for his sport is just...
Hisanobu Takahashi thought the world was his for the taking. Natural athletic ability, effortless academic prowess and popularity with the girls gave him a sense of entitlement that knew no bounds. But a devastating traffic accident robs Hisanobu of everything. In constant pain, Hisanobu is completely overwhelmed by the reality of his paraplegia and his...
Meet Kiyohiko Togawa, a hard-edged, no nonsense wheelchair basketball athlete with a Spartan work ethic and a keen sense of competition. Long before he ever picked up a ball, Kiyohiko was just a skinny little kid in middle school barely beginning to discover his potential to become a track star... until a vicious bout with cancer cut off his track career...
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