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From the moment he was born, Takeshi was born to be a leader. His first word upon birth was "leader", and his father, Hiroshi, was a "leader" among salarymen. After Hiroshi suddenly dies, Takeshi makes it his life goal to be a leader like his father, so he joins his new first grade class and hopes to become a true leader to his classmates.
The serialized manga was collected by Shueisha in 25 tankōbon volumes between December 1997 and September 1, 2002. The series was re-released by Shueisha in 13 bunkoban volumes between August 4, 2004 and December 2, 2005.