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

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.12 by Z Quality Scans (639d ago)
v.1 c.8-11 by Z Quality Scans (925d ago)
v.1 c.1-7 (v2) by Z Quality Scans (925d 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 (1314 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.94 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 15th 2016, 10:53pm 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 #626 increased(+158)
Monthly Pos #1138 decreased(-107)
3 Month Pos #1197 increased(+96)
6 Month Pos #1429 increased(+40)

List Stats
On 572 reading lists
On 694 wish lists
On 2754 completed lists
On 95 unfinished lists
On 307 custom lists

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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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The Empyt Feeling left   
Rating: N/A
by Tendou_Sama
May 18th, 2016, 9:42am
At first I didn't think i was going to be interested in a manga like Slam Dunk but then i read the manga and i fell in love with the characters, the art, the story, the games...everything. But, once i finished i felt empty on the inside besides the anime & movies ( which i finished shortly after ) don't satisfy. i felt as though the manga's ending was like a cliffhanger and there's suppose to be more but there isn't and that makes me sad because i want to read more.
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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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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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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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Fantastic in every way.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GoldenKaos
December 29th, 2011, 7:51am
Art is top notch. Characters that are believable, likeable and can understand and get behind. Very funny. Good character-driven story. Tense and exciting confrontations in the basketball court. Perhaps I'm a tad let down by the ending, but not that much. If you like sports manga, funny manga or simply manga in general - read this. Inoue Takehiko is one of the best current mangakas.
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Beyond Ratings   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tinman
October 28th, 2011, 10:05am
For me this is simply why I read manga and what makes them so much better than american or any other comics . This is the 'Friends' version of manga haven't met one guy who has not loved it . Like all fans I hope for the day when Inoue san picks up the story again .

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just a 10   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by simpleeyelid
April 4th, 2010, 4:00pm
Other than 10, which number could I have shot?
The best mangas never give a sequel, or say the cleverest mangaka always can give a perfect ending; so is the situation of YuYu Hakusho

... Last updated on April 4th, 2010, 4:02pm
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Awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sauyadav
June 15th, 2009, 9:54am
I am not a fan of basketball infact i never thought of playing it. But now not only i like to play it i like to play it seriously too. This manga is just awesome. Not a single dull moment in 31 volumes. You wont even feel how quickly you will complete reading it its so engaging.
Those who have given it less than 8.5 rating seriously guys i cant understand you. Everything about slam dunk is awesome, its drawing are expressive, its hell lot of hilarious, it has really good pace.

Just one advice a must read.
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Classic!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wiskiz
July 27th, 2007, 10:11am
Super classic! even though this manga's complete long ago, the story's still riveting!!!
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