Original Title: Power!!
Author: Shizuru Seino
Artist: Shizuru Seino
Year of Release: 1999
Genres: Comedy, Gender Bender, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Sports
Chapters (Translated in English): 36
Volumes & Chapters:
10 Volumes in total
10 Volumes in total
Kyo Aizawa's father is a basketball devotee but has been forced to quit playing his precious sport because of an injury. Instead of himself working his way up to the NBA, he feels that Kyo, his daughter should fulfill his dream. To give Kyo a good start in her career of basketball he enrolls her in Seishu High School which is known for two things: its extremely cute girls' uniforms and their boys' basketball team. Not only does unhappy Kyo have to pretend to be a boy during the day (the basketball team members all live at the school to boost the team spirit), she has to do it day and night. The super-star of the team, Chiharu Eniwa, may be a good-looking, basketball champion, but his attitude towards Kyo is hostile from their very first meeting. Poor Kyo ends up roommates with the evil Chiharu. As they get to know one another, both sense that the other has a secret.
Review covers 36 chapters
But let me return to the story. I liked it, but it wasn’t something unique. It reminded me of Rumored Midori-kun by go Ikeyamada, though the circumstances of the female leads were totally different.as I already mentioned the story is not all that unique, a girl has to cross-dress because her dad wants her to become a basketball player. The story started very well, but I somehow lost the thread because the it somehow lacked something. If you ask me it just plain lacked romance in every of its essence. However, I would have been fine with that if the story took a different pace, but even in that section it disappointed me. There were no “Big” or major games and such stories at least need those to justify themselves. But let me stop with all of the things that disappointed me and focus on something good.
Well… I wanted to say humor, but in that Ikeyamada-sensei bested this story. I guess I liked it enough to finish it and have some positive emotions at the end. The story does radiate good feelings and makes you like the easy going character. There are some characters that are broken and have a bad past, but in the end they do come to the “good side”. If you are a fan of basketball, some dormitory school life, and cross-dressing than this story is for you. Have fun reading and don’t forget to share your thoughts below. Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos. Don’t miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!