Fierce battle competition, comedy, and an epic coming-of-age story--somehow Kosuke Ueki manages to remain true to himself through it all.
A group of powerful beings called tenkaijin are holding a special tournament. The rules of the game--each tenkaijin selects a kid in junior high to be his champion and grants him a special power. The kids take each other on in heated battle, but if they hurt innocent bystanders, then they lose one of their natural-given abilities. Every time they win a battle, they gain a new ability. The ultimate winner of the tournament is granted any power of his choosing, and the tenkajin who he represents succeeds in becoming the next god. Kosuke Ueki has been chosen to fight in the tournament. His special power--the ability to turn garbage into trees.
When Ueki's celestial sponsor Mr. K breaks the rules of the game and interferes in a battle, he is banished to the underworld. But Mr. K's selfless act inspires Ueki to go for the win. In order to be the final victor, Ueki must defeat a deadly team of contestants called Roberts 10--led by callous and cruel Robert Haydn. Will turning trash into trees carry the day?