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Slam Dunk  
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Description
From VIZ:

Winning isn't everything in the game of basketball, but who wants to come in second? It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that. They have one last year to make their captain's dream of reaching the finals come true--will they do it? Takehiko Inoue's legendary beloved basketball manga is finally here and the tale of a lifetime is in your hands.

Hanamichi Sakuragi's got no game with girls—none at all! It doesn't help that he's known for throwing down at a moment's notice and always coming out on top. A hopeless bruiser, he's been rejected by 50 girls in a row! All that changes when he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko, and she's actually not afraid of him! When she introduces him to the game of basketball, his life is changed forever...

Notes:
- Includes a oneshot called 10 Days After.

- In 1995 Slam Dunk received the 40th Shogakukan Manga Award for shounen.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Kaede Purple (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
スラム ダンク
スラムダンク
灌篮高手
10 Days After
Slam Dunk!
Slamdunk

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.7 by Z Quality Scans (70d ago)
v.1 c.6 by Z Quality Scans (138d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Z Quality Scans (149d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
31 Volumes (Complete)
24 Volumes (Kanzenban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Volume 01
Ends at Volume 22

User Reviews
Slam Dunk by genre001

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (1092 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.93 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 5th 2014, 10:13am PST


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Year
1990

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Chuang Yi (31 Volumes - Completed)
Viz (30 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #745 increased(+83)
Monthly Pos #1165 increased(+5)
3 Month Pos #1218 decreased(-136)
6 Month Pos #1140 decreased(-305)

List Stats
On 486 reading lists
On 586 wish lists
On 2325 completed lists
On 86 unfinished lists
On 231 custom lists

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It's an amazing manga, but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Glad-kun
January 24th, 2014, 10:13pm
-1 point for making me force myself to get through the first couple of volumes. Sakuragi was so obnoxiously arrogant, I couldn't stand him. Dropped after the first volume. Returned after couple of weeks. Still had to force myself for couple of volumes, where more secondary characters got more space.
-1 point for the ending. I wouldn't say that it has ended too soon, because if it did continue, it would've become stale. Last arc already felt a little bit too drawn out. The main problem is the way how it ended. Some stuff never got resolved and I don't like this kind of open endings.
Other than that, it's a truly great manga.
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The Best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fahmedbd
July 13th, 2013, 10:32am
It really is. Its not the first manga to get a 10 from me but Slam Dunk really is the best manga I've read. Its just really fun and that is something I feel stories seem to lose as the go on longer. Also the most important in my view: long manga always seem to stagger at some point before becoming good again but Slam Dunk never had this problem. It was ALWAYS good ALL THE TIME throughout its run. And that is something that I can't say for even the very best manga out there. Its fun. Its hilarious. Its emotional. Its THE BEST.
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Ridiculously good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
June 28th, 2013, 9:56am
Ok, so it's been...what, 7 years since I read it. Yet I still remember it as the best sports manga I've read (granted, I haven't read a whole lot) as well as one of the most hilarious manga I've ever read. I remember trying to watch Dear Boys soon after reading this and I just couldn't, it was just so shit by comparison.
Great amount of drama, hot-bloodedness, comedy, sports and I love that ending. Really, really hope those talks of a sequel after the mangaka is done with Real are true.
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I love it   
Rating: N/A
by Yoneko
January 17th, 2013, 9:25am
This is such an amazing manga! Worth reading all volumes. I'm not the type that reads very long mangas and stuff but this one was really worthy. The artwork is amazing too, I'm also reading Vagabond by Inoue Takehiko and is such a realistic, crude art. But all the characters in Slam Dunk are quite cheeky and charming. I became attached to all of them through the story.
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Nostalgic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
August 29th, 2012, 4:06pm
The only disappointing fact is the ending which felt a bit cut short, but still emotionally connecting and done in the most realistic way possible

Slam Dunk was voted as the best manga of all time (GOAT) in Japan by over 70,000 people beating other classic mangas like DBZ, Sailor moon, Yu Yu hakashu etc Shohuku vs Sannoh still remains the best match ever portrayed in any manga/anime series EVER, That was high class high intensity stuff which is unmatched even till today

Funny Manga + Epic matches + Likable Characters = Epic WIN!

MUST READ!

... Last updated on August 29th, 2012, 4:11pm
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Brings back memories..   
Rating: N/A
by BowlOfNoodles
August 16th, 2012, 7:00pm
This is probably the best basketball anime/manga that will ever come out, even though ending was not the best, it written with a lot of realism. I recommend watching anime and reading this as anime has extras scenes and movies that cover some more depth of some of the characters, especially about Sakuragi. You can tell the mangaka really understood the game, all the rules and styles and incorporate it into this. You don't see basketball animes/mangas with fouls incorporated anymore. As I was reading on, I couldn't stop myself from cheering Sakuragi, just hoping he would do something crazy every episode or chapter. The stunts pulled in there kept me laughing and never once did I think this was boring.

Watched this in Cantonese when I was in Elementary school and now re-watching and reading the manga to finally find out about the nationals. One of the best sports anime/manga ever! There is no need for special moves or crazy abilities to make this good, just hard work and will power to never give up.

... Last updated on August 16th, 2012, 7:12pm
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An all time classic!   
Rating: N/A
by Jo77
July 21st, 2012, 1:56pm
I created an account just so I can give a review on this masterpiece. It's an understatement to just say that slam dunk is the pinnacle of the sports genre, it's a classic and ranks right at the top even when compared to other genre. 

Amazing art, amazing character development, amazing humour and story-telling at its best. The most magical thing about slam dunk is that you will come to love every single character, even from the rival schools. My favorite character in the entire series does even come from the main team. 

Even after 14 years when I first read the series, my love for this series remains strong and I still take the books out to re-read once in a while. The ending was epic in it's own right. As much as I prayed and pestered inoue to make a sequel, I knew the ending couldn't have been more perfect. Inoue sensei knows it too, that there is no way he can make a sequel without risking slam dunk's legacy. The only wish I have is to at least finish the anime version right to the last chapter, damnit!

Truly an all time classic! The fact that it's the best ever selling manga per volume in Japan speaks volumes! 
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First time I've ever wanted to read something so long twice....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xendlesssorrowx
March 20th, 2012, 9:20pm
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Although the ending was disappointing, it was still the most realistic ending...so I'm both happy and sad at the same time hahah


If I could, I'd give this manga a 100/10 bigrazz definitely recommended. The art was kinda ehh and the beginning, but it definitely gets better (muuuuch better! biggrin)
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Ending   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by linkindc
March 2nd, 2012, 4:20pm
Well i watched the anime and manga, and at the end of both i got a little upset , because there still things not ended yet, like what is gonna be sakuragi future as player, he was improving so well , i think a sequel should be made, cause it is a great manga but the ending is not that proper, i like the new manga that the autor made , but still would be nice Slam Dunk having a sequel.
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Simply the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hanabira
January 24th, 2012, 2:27am
I do not normally like sports manga. But Slam Dunk is simply incredible. The characters are likeable, and the games are exciting and easy to understand (this coming from someone who'd rather watch paint dry on a wall than watch a basketball match, real or fictional). It took a while to get used to the art style (I don't read older manga very often) but if the art is clear enough to communicate the complex actions involved in a basketball match, I think it must be good. Some people complain about the ending, but I'd rather have the manga end early at a time where the creator feels is appropriate than have it drag on and turn into a mess like Bleach and most other long series.
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