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In middle school, Ichinose Kimitaka taught his friends how to play basketball. Despite his experience with the sport, his friends quickly outmatched him in skill. After an incident brought on by his frustration and jealousy, he is crushed to overhear those same 'friends' discussing how they wished he'd just kill himself. On his way to toss out his special basketball shoes, he meets a girl who is just as frustrated, throwing her own dancing shoes away. She's so tall, and her hands and feet are so large, that she's been rejected from her chosen hobby of Spanish dancing. He urges her to give basketball a try, and the two exchange their shoes instead of throwing them away.
As he enters high school, Kimitaka learns that meeting him changed that girl's life for the better, and she is now a happy, social basketball player. Will Kimitaka be able to find the courage to make new friends and pursue his own talents? [tethysdust]