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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.8-11 by Z Quality Scans (148d ago)
v.1 c.1-7 (v2) by Z Quality Scans (148d ago)
v.1 c.7 by Z Quality Scans (250d 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 (1146 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.94 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 24th 2014, 6:14pm 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 #706 increased(+16)
Monthly Pos #977 increased(+124)
3 Month Pos #1180 increased(+241)
6 Month Pos #1374 decreased(-89)

List Stats
On 513 reading lists
On 611 wish lists
On 2432 completed lists
On 90 unfinished lists
On 250 custom lists

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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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Realistic, informative, hilarious, and INTENSE!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
July 24th, 2014, 1:11am
I put off reading this manga for a long time because the cover art looks sweaty and unattractive (it's actually not so). Now that I've read the whole thing, I just want to read more!

This manga is fun, with a strange main character that might anger readers or cause 2nd-hand embarrassment at times. There are many jokes, puns, and slapstick humor weaved evenly throughout every chapter without disrupting the flow of the manga. I actually wanted to cry at many points.

Long story short, I unexpectedly came to love this manga. Slam Dunk is the BEST of the basketball genre--better than Kuroko no Basket and etc in many aspects. Anyways, kudos to the author! Because of Slam Dunk, I became interested in other basketball manga ( and basketball in general ) as well!

... Last updated on July 24th, 2014, 1:15am
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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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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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