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Slam Dunk  
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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...

- Includes a oneshot called 10 Days After.

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


Related Series
Kaede Purple (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
スラム ダンク
سلام دانك
10 Days After
Slam Dunk!

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.12 by Z Quality Scans (598d ago)
v.1 c.8-11 by Z Quality Scans (883d ago)
v.1 c.1-7 (v2) by Z Quality Scans (883d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
31 Volumes (Complete)
24 Volumes (Kanzenban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews
Slam Dunk by genre001


User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (1309 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.94 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 15th 2016, 10:53pm PST



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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (31 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #690 increased(+29)
Monthly Pos #1155 increased(+112)
3 Month Pos #1336 increased(+91)
6 Month Pos #1433 increased(+36)

List Stats
On 569 reading lists
On 693 wish lists
On 2742 completed lists
On 95 unfinished lists
On 302 custom lists

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Way to go !   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Toni
September 16th, 2007, 1:04pm
Great sports manga. Very funny but also sad.... maybe not for everyone but there were some sad passages which nearly made me cry.... essecially this *peep* ending... i nearly killed myself, but hey to be able to get those emotions out of his reader, INOUE Takehiko is simply great !!

still hoping for a continuation of this masterpiece !

... Last updated on October 21st, 2007, 5:04am
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by Anonymous
February 10th, 2006, 11:46pm
Another 10/10 plz this serie is the greatest
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The best basketball manga ever   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 17th, 2005, 7:57pm
This series is definitely top on my list. Anyone and everyone should give this series a try. If you don't know anything about basketball, you'll learn with Hanamichi as the story progresses. If you're not really interested in basketball, still give it a try because the memorable characters (as well as the plentiful comedy) will surely keep you flipping through the pages. The art is also amazingly realistic and detailed.
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All-Time Favourite - Forever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by atomdreamer
January 18th, 2009, 12:02pm
This is, without a doubt, my favourite manga of all time, and I don't even like basketball. Sakuragi is a hilarious, inspirational, amazing combination of cluelessness, cockiness and talent, and he couldn't have a better supporting cast. My only complaint is the ending, although it was inspiring in its own way - the series is too short! I wanted more! I was never ready to part with the characters that I loved so much.

It made me laugh, and it came close to making me cry several times. Don't be scared off by the basketball - the sports scenes are thrilling and suspenseful even for those who have absolutely no interest in the sport, like me. This manga is for everybody, and everybody should read it.
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It's a classic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nightcrawler103
September 18th, 2007, 8:38pm
I don't understand why people would rate this manga 1, and no explanation on top of that. It's definitely one of the best manga ever, and one of my favorites. It's a classic, and the fact that it's not typical like other sport manga is more reason to love it. And as some comments said, the ending is absolutely amazing!

I would love if there's gonna be Slam Dunk II (I'm sure other fans also ^_^), because I want to see more team work from Sakuragi-Rukawa. I want to see Shohoku rules with those two as the pillars. As Anzai-sensei said, they could be the number one pair in the country.
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One of the greatest sports manga   
Rating: N/A
by vosh
March 10th, 2005, 3:18pm
R u sure u have not heard of Slam Dunk? Plz do urself a favour & buy this. Ok!
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Reading This Manga is an Amazing Experience   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JHax9999
December 3rd, 2008, 8:21pm
This manga is amazing. I finished it in 3 days... (pulled two all-nighters)... just because I couldn't put it down. I normally just read comedy and shoujo manga, so it was just boredom that had me picking this up. Never thought I'd be so blown away by it. It is action-packed, touching, inspiring, hilarious, and extremely fun to read.

... Last updated on December 3rd, 2008, 8:22pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by criticman
January 26th, 2008, 7:18am
this manga is soo inspiring!!!! the best sport manga ever
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Rating: 9.1 / 10.0
by timduncan1
October 25th, 2007, 8:27pm
well, maybe story is realistic but players
all good players come from nba
like sendoh
shot after he switched hands. it was mj s muv
of course who wants to watch untalanted players?
so many thinks nothing to do with basketball
but it was funny
thats all

... Last updated on October 25th, 2007, 8:31pm
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Simply the one of the very best   
Rating: N/A
by Annie
June 21st, 2006, 8:30am
Hilariously Funny and Gripping!
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