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Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

Alternative Titles

Japanese: スラムダンク

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 101
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 1993 to Mar 23, 1996
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.541 (scored by 20364 users)
Ranked: #852
Popularity: #661
Members: 36,855
Favorites: 1,384
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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basketball comedy shounen sports

Synopsis

Hanamichi Sakuragi, an entering Shohoku high school freshman, holds a record for being rejected by 50 girls during middle school. His nearly 2 meters height and bright red hair causes most students to write him off as a delinquent.

One day, a girl named Haruko Akagi approaches Hanamichi without any fear. When she asks Hanamichi "do you like basketball?" Hanamichi falls head over heels for the girl of his dreams. Without missing a beat, Hanamichi tells her he loves basketball, and the two head to the gymnasium where Hanamichi learns about the slam dunk. He also learns of Rukawa, one of the country's top basketball prospects, also a freshman at Shohoku.

(Source: Funimation)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Slam Dunk
Side story: Slam Dunk Movie 1, Slam Dunk Movie 2, Slam Dunk Movie 3, Slam Dunk Movie 4

Characters & Voice Actors

Akagi, Takenori
Akagi, Takenori
Main
Yanada, Kiyoyuki
Japanese
Yanada, Kiyoyuki
Moneta, Claudio
Italian
Moneta, Claudio
...
Mitsui, Hisashi
Mitsui, Hisashi
Main
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Japanese
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Pizzuto, Michael
English
Pizzuto, Michael
...
Miyagi, Ryota
Miyagi, Ryota
Main
Shioya, Yoku
Japanese
Shioya, Yoku
Bridges, Dave
English
Bridges, Dave
...
Rukawa, Kaede
Rukawa, Kaede
Main
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
De palma, Ivo
Italian
De palma, Ivo
...

Staff

Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Episode Director, Storyboard
Shimizu, Junji
Storyboard
Sakai, Izumi
Theme Song Performance
Hosoda, Mamoru
Key Animation



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Dec 7, 2013
ParaParaJMo
This anime has almost everything. Action, comedy, tragedy, romantic tensions, manly moments, etc. The cast is pretty huge and when possible, each character or group gets their chance to shine. A great percentage of the characters each contribute something to the advancement of the story and/or get their moment in the sun so. It doesn’t have to be Sakuragi, or the rest of the Shohoku team. Even Sakuragi’s gang gets their chance to do something every now and then.

But what really touches me about this story is how strong the relationships develop. Especially the loyalty of Sakuragi’s gang and how far they go in read more
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Dec 15, 2007
ChrisVarick
You know that feeling when you don't really want to watch something but when you start doing it, amazingly, you have lots of fun? Well I do because that is what Slam Dunk is doing to me. It is about this basketball team in Shohoku highschool and its main character, Sakuragi, who tries to complete himself as a basketball player and gain the love of a girl, named Haruko. Sounds cheesy but, believe me, it is nothing you have experienced before.

Now, from the first few episodes, you can obviously see that this anime, which received huge acclaim at its time, has a clear goal to read more
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Recommendations

You'll notice in an eye beat that both series are very similar:
- both are sports genre, specificately both are about basketball
- both have great artstyle
- both show a quite unique developing of the characters
- both KnB and SD have awesome characters with special abilities and strong personalities
- both also have funny comical scenes alternated sometimes to the normal pace of the story
- they both have great musics and osts

..etc. I could actually continue but truth is that there are way too many things to list..
Slam Dunk is a sure "must watch" between the classics sports anime, while Kuroko no Basket has a very original and interesting plot who makes it definitely another "must watch" between the new sports anime.
Give them a try, you'll get a taste of a very catching pace which you won't regret!

If you liked one of them, you'll most likely love the other too!! ♥
Both sports anime. Both male leads are self professing 'genius' at the sports, and have about the same character. The leads' group of friends even seem similar!

Opening Theme

#1: "Kimi ga Suki da to Sakebitai" by BAAD (eps 1-61)
#2: "Zettai ni Daremo" by ZYYG (eps 62-101)

Ending Theme

#1: "Anata Dake Mitsumete'ru (あなただけ見つめてる)" by Ooguro Maki (eps 1-24)
#2: "Sekai ga Owaru Made Wa (世界が終るまでは...)" by WANDS (eps 25-49)
#3: "Kirameku Toki ni Torawarete (煌めく瞬間に捕らわれて)" by Manish (eps 50-81)
#4: "My Friend (マイフレンド)" by Zard (eps 82-101)

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