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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 girlsŚnone 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
سلام دانك
灌篮高手
10 Days After
Slam Dunk!
Slamdunk

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.12 by Z Quality Scans (49d ago)
v.1 c.8-11 by Z Quality Scans (335d ago)
v.1 c.1-7 (v2) by Z Quality Scans (335d 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 (1200 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.94 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 5th 2015, 6:07am PST


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Year
1990

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (31 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #742 increased(+51)
Monthly Pos #934 decreased(-14)
3 Month Pos #826 increased(+141)
6 Month Pos #1024 increased(+74)

List Stats
On 528 reading lists
On 625 wish lists
On 2547 completed lists
On 93 unfinished lists
On 275 custom lists

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EPIC!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Verito.S
April 18th, 2011, 1:56pm
I watched the anime as a kid, and now reading it was epic, even though the last match lasted 3 volumes (or more?) It was amazing! I cried ;___; It was so short!! It should be at least 10 vols longer!

Just Epic, one of the best mangas I've ever read.

... Last updated on May 12th, 2011, 4:36pm
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A story that you'll never forget   
Rating: N/A
by flyfffever
April 10th, 2010, 3:46pm
at first it was just a typical story but certain twist on it made it extraordinary. i already read the manga a couple of times for the story brought me into that reality as if im sakuragi kun... it just so sad that the ending was sakuragi being on a rehabilation for his injury...Only hope the author might consider to create a sequel to this manga that we love most. The inspiration that this manga brought into my life that made me see that through strong determination, hardwork and perseverance anything is possible...

Mr. Takehiko Inoue kindly do a sequel on slam dunk for many of the fans been patiently waiting for it...its like a dream come true to all of us fans...please kindly extend the story for it uplifts my spirit as well as others. i know for sure that it will be another big hit... hope you can do us a favor thanks

... Last updated on April 10th, 2010, 3:47pm
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all time classic fav   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by -L-
July 16th, 2007, 11:11pm
I just luv this manga!! i've read it like more than ten times already and I'm still getting excited over the awesomeness of the main characters plays, sure he is cocky, but his cockiness is truly hilarious!! however, it can't be argued that the guy is somewhat a genius!! and in the end.. you just can't end up hating the guy..

I also like the realism of this manga and how Inoue potrays basketball (it's completely different from my expectations and now I became more open minded about basketball).. I won't spoil it anymore.. but for people out there who haven't read it, read it!! if not, you're missing a lot!! even though you dunno basketball you can still enjoy this manga.. and who knows you might end up liking and playing basketball.. I know a couple of my friends did just that cus of Slam Dunk

... Last updated on July 16th, 2007, 11:14pm
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Unbelievable... so brilliant...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Deva
June 14th, 2007, 7:41am
First I was really sceptical about this manga, and the first volume wasn't that great. But it became better and better and after finishing it I can say this is the best sports manga out there. I can´t find words to describe how great it is, it's simply an amazing piece of art. It would've been great if there had been another 30 volumes.I don`t rate very much with a ten but this one is better than that, ah I love it. If you like sports manga you will love this one but if you like basketball you will worship it.

... Last updated on June 14th, 2007, 7:45am
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what can i say?!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by traziemykel
October 15th, 2006, 11:42am
Mmmm wayywayy better than the anime..
a must read to guys learning to play bball..
*thumbs up*
i liked the ending..
i wish he should have made more..
like a part 2 or something
hahaha
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Artwork : 8.5
Characters: 10
Story:10

... Last updated on December 28th, 2006, 4:40am
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Most awesome   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 19th, 2006, 8:45pm
Just finished reading, i was truly thrilled by this manga. And moved...
Althought i don't like basketball, it doesn't matter with this manga. The spirits of the characters made me love this manga, and appreciate the context (bball)

It's also very funny! That Hanamichi is a real funny baldy haha :)
This work is better than Vagabond, because you feel the mangaka really likes basketball :)

Read it.
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Enduring classic   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Empyrean
March 25th, 2015, 3:32am
There is a reason why Slam Dunk is so beloved to many younger generations in the Philippines: Sakuragi Hanamichi is a relatable, imperfect protagonist with big dreams for an underdog. I will try my best to be as objective as I can in this review, as I am forever a fan of Slam Dunk and its imperfections in all its entiretyŚwithin the anime and the manga.

The main characters develop emotionally, mentally, and physically, while their individual backgrounds have been fleshed out and incorporated into their hunger for victory. Their emotions are very well portrayed through the sense that I felt their willpower and their effort that endured through numerous trainings and setbacks. I must commend the author for being able to craft such abstract emotions and allowing the readers to feel the growth of the Shohoku team. The interactions within the Shohoku team is reminiscent of real interactions between close friends. Teasing, jokes, and light-hearted insults are frequently exchanged between teammates and enforce the feeling of close friendships and brotherhood. Comical scenes are usually perpetrated through Sakuragi, whose foolishness and straightforward mindset are often the brunt of jokes.

The art is, of course, fairly dated and does take time getting used to in the beginning. I will admit it took me awhile when confronted with Sakuragi's own preposterous hairstyle. The same is said when introduced to Sakuragi for the first time; he acts mindless and I was a bit frustrated with his personality, but after pulling through the road bumps his personality becomes more tolerable, I promise.

I also admit at times, this manga can become bland in terms of plot. There is not much to say about basketball except training, competing, eating, and sleeping. But I was swept up in the emotions of the characters that everything was exciting, particularly fights and basketball matches.

Sakuragi Hanamichi is undoubtedly the underdog and it was entertaining to watch his growth as a character and a basketball player. Shohoku's journey as a team also brought aspirations and changes in myself: never give up and always try your best. Readers also have the opportunity to learn more about basketball as Sakuragi learns the basics, and it was extremely helpful in the sense that I could watch an NBA match on TV and understand what is happening. The ending, however, is not as neatly wrapped up as I would have liked it to be, but I suppose I can live with it. I regard this as a classic for the very reason that it portrays emotions and characters so vividly that it transcends the two-dimensional world. This manga may not be perfect, but it was certainly worth reading and watching.
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art | ★★★☆☆ (3.75, to be exact)
characters | ★★★★★
plot | ★★★★☆

... Last updated on March 25th, 2015, 3:41am
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Unexpectedly GOOD!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ward94
June 27th, 2014, 3:50am
Slam dunk is definitely not my type of story. It was on my wish list and I just picked it up randomly probably because of its incredible art, and maaaaan I was amazed. It turned from a manga i chose to pass time to a manga i would find time to read.

Even though most of the story focused on them during their games but thats what makes slam dunk exciting! I still think it would be even better if we were more involved in the characters personal life. for example if we took the story lead sakuragi, we dont really know much about his life outside of the school and games.

finally, I expected more from the ending but I'm not complaining about it, it was kinda.. Nice. All in all I loved this manga and really enjoyed it, big recommendation here! (9/10)
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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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