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A tale of triumph over adversity through wheelchair basketball, by Eisner Award nominee Takehiko Inoue.

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Critically acclaimed, award-winning manga artist Takehiko Inoue doesn’t pull any punches in this stunning portrayal of people struggling with serious life issues. Masterfully combining rich character development with beautifully detailed line art, Inoue, the creator of the megahit masterpieces Slam Dunk and Vagabond, lifts the manga medium to a completely new level of storytelling.

Takehiko Inoue is the creator of one of the most popular manga of all time, Slam Dunk, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. He followed that series up with two titles lauded by critics and fans alike—Vagabond, a fictional account of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, and Real, a manga about wheelchair basketball. Inoue is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Tezuka Osamu Culture Award and the Media Arts Festival Award. In addition to manga, Inoue has worked on television commercials and character designs for video games, and is the founder of a scholarship to foster Japanese basketball talent.

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Real, Volume 14

Takahashi finally decides to pick up the ball again. But he soon discovers that wheelchair basketball is a completely different game from regular basketball, and he’ll have to start all over again from the fundamentals. Will Takahashi’s ego and his old ways prevent him from rediscovering his former passion?

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