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Slam Dunk


Alternative Titles

English: Slam Dunk
Japanese: スラムダンク

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 101
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 1993 to Mar 23, 1996
Premiered: Fall 1993
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Asahi, Animax
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.561 (scored by 41,492 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #713
Members: 82,316
Favorites: 2,663
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Ranked #80Popularity #713Members 82,316
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Episodes: /101

Synopsis

Hanamichi Sakuragi, infamous for this temper, massive height, and fire-red hair, enrolls in Shohoku High, hoping to finally get a girlfriend and break his record of being rejected 50 consecutive times in middle school. His notoriety precedes him, however, leading to him being avoided by most students. Soon, after certain events, Hanamichi is left with two unwavering thoughts: "I hate basketball," and "I desperately need a girlfriend."

One day, a girl named Haruko Akagi approaches him without any knowledge of his troublemaking and asks him if he likes basketball. Hanamichi immediately falls head over heels in love with her, blurting out a fervent affirmative. She then leads him to the gymnasium, where she asks him if he can do a slam dunk. In an attempt to impress Haruko, he makes the leap, but overshoots, instead slamming his head straight into the blackboard. When Haruko informs the basketball team's captain of Hanamichi's near-inhuman physical capabilities, he slowly finds himself drawn into the camaraderie and competition of the sport he had previously held resentment for.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakuragi, Hanamichi
Sakuragi, Hanamichi
Main
Kusao, Takeshi
Japanese
Kusao, Takeshi
Rukawa, Kaede
Rukawa, Kaede
Main
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Mitsui, Hisashi
Mitsui, Hisashi
Main
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Japanese
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Miyagi, Ryota
Miyagi, Ryota
Main
Shioya, Yoku
Japanese
Shioya, Yoku

Staff

Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Director
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Shimizu, Junji
Shimizu, Junji
Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)




More reviewsReviews

ChrisVarick
Dec 15, 2007
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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poorqs
Apr 5, 2015
Slam Dunk is considered a pioneer of sports anime. All from its witty jokes to its inspiring speeches, it’s a masterpiece from the 90s. It teaches many valuable morals of life such as establishing strong bonds with each other, and to never give up. It’s an anime that’s been a part of my childhood, and I knew from its first episode that it would be hilarious.

[Story]
The plot was centered on our self-centered protagonist Sakuragi Hanamichi, a 189cm tall, 16 year old, delinquent who hates basketball. And in order to impress a girl, he attempts to play the sport, fails miserably at it, and even read more
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lowell
Mar 19, 2008
Slam Dunk is one of those classics of sports anime. You always hear about it and wonder if it actually is the best thing since sliced bread. Well, it isn't. But it is funny and entertaining and worthwhile if you have the patience for it.

Imagine GTO in high school and determined to learn how to play basketball to get closer to the girl he has a crush on -- tah-dah, Slam Dunk! The story has the expected sort of "learn a skill, show a skill" repetitive story line common to a lot of sports and shounen animes, but it's punched up read more
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ParaParaJMo
Dec 7, 2013
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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