Slam Dunk

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: スラムダンク
English: Slam Dunk
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Type: TV
Episodes: 101
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 1993 to Mar 23, 1996
Premiered: Fall 1993
Broadcast: Saturdays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Asahi
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.541 (scored by 137596137,596 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #800
Members: 303,451
Favorites: 7,337

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Hanamichi Sakuragi, infamous for his 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 ways 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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Slam Dunk adapts volumes 1-22 of the original manga.

Characters & Voice Actors


Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Episode Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Kenichirou
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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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)

Episode Videos


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 ...
Jan 7, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Slam Dunk! Is a sports comedy anime telling a story of a school basketball team and a newcomer Sakuragi Hanamichi, who basicly joins the club just to get the attention of a girl after being dumped by girls way too many times in the past. And as you might guess, Sakuragi then truly gets interested in basketball after hard training and finding himself - what a surprise - a rival in both basketball and girl attention aspects. The story itself is pretty decent, maybe a bit too predictable though. The animation and sounds (music, voice actors etc.) in this anime is average, considering the fact ...
Aug 6, 2015
*Apologies for my english*

Slam Dunk is one of the best thing out there and for me is the best sport series. The intensity and heart pumping action it gives is unparallel to any other series. And when I say this, I meant the manga version of this series and not the anime version.(I watched the anime first btw)

Slam Dunk anime does not do the manga justice. Not even close. The reason this anime has high rating is mostly because of the nostalgic feel and "the past anime is better anime" thought process. Don't get me wrong tho, It's not totally bad. There are some shining ...

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