Slam Dunk

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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: Unknown
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: 8.551 (scored by 132977132,977 users)
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Ranked: #1032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #802
Members: 292,786
Favorites: 7,117

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshizawa, Takao
Episode Director, Storyboard


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)


Jul 27, 2023
Rating 7-8/10

I had it on the back of my list for a long while until the movie came out. Yes, I watched 101 episodes just to watch the movie...
The anime took me by suprise as it made me laugh so much throughout.
Animation: It looks very outdated and is the primary reason why I left it out for so long. That said, It really brought out some of the scenes and drama with the pauses...
Speaking of pauses, the reason I would rate it 7/8 is because they would stretch out an episode unnecessarily. There were 2 times that happened, the second time was even ...
Mar 19, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Slam Dunk is a show full of colorful and memorable characters that is, ironically, slowed down by the basketball games they play in.

The main character, the genius himself, Sakuragi Hanamachi rides the fine line between lovable and insufferable. For 95% of the time, he is a loud and obnoxious goofball, always spouting about being a self-proclaimed basketball genius despite being a total beginner at the sport. However, because we see his constant failures and his relentless drive for improvement, Sakuragi manages to avoid being an arrogant and unlikable main character. Sakuragi's development as a basketball player is also impressive. Sakuragi's skillset is slowly built ...
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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