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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.
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Loving it, forever.
I don't really know how to describe its greatness. Read the other reviews please~
But, I myself love Sakuragi and all his quirks. I find them cute, hahaha... Weird me.. Well, I even find myself liking his hairstyle. That's not my usual favourite style though, so I'm a bit surprised at myself...Weird
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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.
Blast from the Past!
Oh man i am writing this review 10 years after i first read it, so my memory might be a bit scewed but i had to do it better late than Never!
The MC at first might appear to be Annoying and a bit Cute Cocky but believe me the Charm wears ON pretty quick...around 30 chapters in i already fell in love with him ...his quirkiness and the comedic situation that he himself forces into is GOLD!
Side characters are also well developed and they have their own reasons and Background that gets revealed as the series progresses. This is the BEST chemistry i have seen for a Sports manga...
One of the most standout arcs is towards the final and that is what pretty much defines this manga for me...i won't spoil the final match details but lets just say that it is the most Intense and exhilarating thing you will ever read ! Guaranteed !!!
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)
This is such an amazing manga. Worth reading all volumes. I'm not the type that reads very long mangas nor shounen actually, but this one was worth the while. The artwork is amazing, I love the characters, I became attached to all of them through the story. This manga made me feel the intensity and power and all emotions of a perseverant basketball team.
... Last updated on October 8th, 2015, 4:00am
A Sport Classic
This is a must read for all fans of sport related mangas.
At times the plot was purely comical and at others it was heartrending, but by the end of the novel everything fell into place and I was completely satisfied. The combination of comedy with a truly inspirational story left a great impression.
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
A story that you'll never forget
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
This is the pinnacle of the sports manga genre. Perfection in every sense of the word. Art isn't so hot in the beginning, but it becomes incredible later on, as is the plot. Its the one manga that keeps me rereading (5 times at last count). Only problem i have with it is its rather abrupt ending, though on retrospect, thats the only way it could end. Just wished it hadnt. Must read for every manga reader, bball fan or not.
... Last updated on September 7th, 2007, 7:29am
this is the best series ever made, back when it was made it was way ahead of its time, fans are still pouring in, even though its been completed for so long...this is the perfection of sports manga