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High school freshman Sei Igarashi has quit basketball after an incident. However, he comes across a girl, Asuka Shinjo, playing basketball and is inspired to play again. Sei takes an interest in the unfriendly Asuka. The two develop a bond as they try to make it to the nationals.

BREAK THE BORDER ~rebirth of ECHOES~ is a basketball manga by Ayumi, which began serialization in Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Web on March 5, 2018, only to move to IMAZINE.World on June 17, 2019. It's a reboot of a 1-volume manga named ECHOES, which also ran on Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Web from December 8, 2016, to February 16, 2017.

It received a motion comic adaptation by Etsuko Harumichi on April 23, 2021.

BREAK THE BORDER provides examples of:

  • Huge Schoolgirl: Several of the players are tall but Miyu takes the cake at 185 cm (6'0).
  • New Season, New Name: BREAK THE BORDER dropped the subtitle rebirth of ECHOES when it resumed serialization on IMAZINE.World.
  • The One Guy: Sei is a trans boy on an all-girls basketball team, but it doesn't bother him.
  • Pronoun Trouble: Sei prefers the masculine pronoun ore, but he only uses it in his head because he's been teased for using it. Sometimes he slips up.
  • Spiky Hair: Sei has spiky, messy hair fitting his energetic personality.
  • Tears of Joy: Sei is inspired to tears while seeing Asuka play basketball.
  • Tiny Schoolboy: Sei is 156 cm (5'1) due to being a trans boy. He's the shortest member on his all-girls basketball team but makes up for his height with his ability.
  • Trans Tribulations: The series is about a high schooler named Sei who's on an all-girls basketball team. The end of the first chapter reveals that Sei is a closeted trans boy. Though not the main crux of the manga, Sei's dysphoria and feelings towards gender play a role in the story.

Alternative Title(s): Echoes