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 134931134,931 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #798
Members: 297,450
Favorites: 7,201

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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
Akehi, Masayuki
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)


Feb 2, 2024
It is a certified classic, sports anime from the 90s and is enjoyable to watch all throughout, even to this day and age in my opinion. My only complaint is that after Season 1 it didn't had any continuation. Which is a shame because, it had an underlying potential for a longer run.

Animation (6/10) - Honestly speaking, its animation was alright for its time. But on this day and age with anime series like as Demon Slayer, One Punch Man and Jujutsu Kaisen; It's more than seemingly that it doesn't stand the tests of time. A lot of recycled frames and still image used. But ...
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 ...
Dec 12, 2023
To be honest "Slam Dunk"quite frankly, doesn't even come close to capturing the brilliance of its source material.

Let's talk animation, or should I say, the lack of it? "Slam Dunk" somehow manages to make basketball, a sport filled with energy, athleticism, and dynamic movements, look like a game played by wooden dolls. The characters move with all the grace of a sack of potatoes, and the animation lacks the fluidity needed to convey the intensity of the sport. It's as if the animators decided that conveying the excitement of basketball was optional

The character designs are another disaster. Takeo Inoue's manga gave us memorable, expressive characters ...

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