Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

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Hanamichi Sakuragi, infamous for this temper, massive height, and fire-red hair, enrolls in Shohoku High, hoping to finally get a girlfriend and break his record of being rejected 50 consecutive times in middle school. His notoriety precedes him, however, leading to him being avoided by most students. Soon, after certain events, Hanamichi is left with two unwavering thoughts: "I hate basketball," and "I desperately need a girlfriend." One day, a girl named Haruko Akagi approaches him without any knowledge of his troublemaking and asks him if he likes basketball. Hanamichi immediately falls head over heels in love with her, blurting out a fervent affirmative. She then leads him to the gymnasium, where she asks him if he can do a slam dunk. In an attempt to impress Haruko, he makes the leap, but overshoots, instead slamming his head straight into the blackboard. When Haruko informs the basketball team's captain of Hanamichi's near-inhuman physical capabilities, he slowly finds himself drawn into the camaraderie and competition of the sport he had previously held resentment for.

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English: Slam Dunk
Japanese: スラムダンク
Type: TV
Episodes: 101
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 1993 to Mar 23, 1996
Premiered: Fall 1993
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Asahi, Animax
Licensors: Flatiron Film Company, Geneon Entertainment USA
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama, School, Shounen
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Nobutaka Nishizawa – Director
Hiroyuki Kakudou – Episode Director, Storyboard
Kazuhisa Takenouchi – Episode Director, Storyboard
Junji Shimizu – Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Kimi ga Suki da to Sakebitai” by BAAD (eps 1-61)
OP2: “Zettai ni Daremo” by ZYYG (eps 62-101)
ED1: “Anata Dake Mitsumete’ru (あなただけ見つめてる)” by Ooguro Maki (eps 1-24)
ED2: “Sekai ga Owaru Made Wa (世界が終るまでは…)” by WANDS (eps 25-49)
ED3: “Kirameku Toki ni Torawarete (煌めく瞬間に捕らわれて)” by MANISH (eps 50-81)
ED4: “My Friend (マイフレンド)” by Zard (eps 82-101)

Episode List

01: Birth of a Basketball Genius!?
02: Go to Hell, Basketball! Hanamichi vs. Rukawa
03: Gorilla vs. Hanamichi – The Ultimate Match
04: Basketball Athlete Hanamichi Makes the Team
05: A Spiritless Afternoon
06: Rukawa vs. Akagi – Battle Between the Real Deals
07: Hanamichi’s Debut – A Burst of Dunks
08: Hanamichi in a Bind! The Judo Man’s Trap!
09: I’m Sticking with Basketball!
10: The Simple Shot is Tricky
11: Secret Special Training for Love
12: Beat Ryonan! Training the Night Before the Game! TV-14
13: Shohoku vs. Ryonan! The Fiery Captains!
14: Ultimate High School Level! Ryonan’s Aggressive Attack!!
15: Hanamichi’s Nerve-wracking Big Moment
16: Who the Hell is he? Taoka’s Big Mistake!
17: Rebound King hanamichi Sakuragi’s Distress!
18: Two Minutes Left! I’ll Take Sendo Down
19: Time’s Up! Final Showdown with Ryonan
20: Basketball Shoes
21: Super Problem Children! Hanamichi vs. Miyagi
22: The Birth of the Ultimate Idiot Combination
23: The Last Day for the Shohoku Basketball Team
24: Heroes of Justice – The Arrival of Sakuragi’s Gang!
25: The Man Who Aimed for the National Championship
26: The Angst of 15 Year Old Hisashi Mitsui
27: I Want to Play Basketball!
28: The Interscholastic Prelims Begin
29: Hanamichi! Official Game Debut
30: The Repentent Gang’s Huge Counterattack
31: The Secret Weapon of the Formidable Miuradai
32: Genius Hanamichi! Killer Dunk
33: The Foul-Out King!? Hanamichi Sakuragi
34: Gorilla Transmitted- Kill With a Look!
35: The Heated Sentiment of Men
36: A Seeded School – Enter Shoyo
37: Hanamichi – Starting for the First Time!
38: Rukawa’s Counterattack!
39: Ryota Quick as Lightning
40: Rebound King – Hanamichi Sakuragi
41: The Appearance of Shoyo Star, Fujima
42: The True Power of Shoyo Star, Fujima
43: Mitsui, At His Limit!?
44: Mitsui! Thunderous Three-Pointers
45: Impending Foul-Out!?
46: Hanamichi, A Fiery Dunk
47: A Challenge from a Rival
48: The Man Who Vows to Crush Kainan
49: Takezono
50: A Challenge to the Champions
51: Miscalculation!?
52: The Secret Weapon
53: Gorilla’s Injury! A Desperate Situation!?
54: The Younger Brother of King Kong
55: The Man Who Controls the Game
56: Superstar Maki at Full Throttle
57: Anzai’s Gamble to Win!
58: Die-Hard Dudes!
59: The Last 10 Seconds! The Final Score
60: Shohoku on the Edge
61: The Revenge of the Baldhead!
62: 3 Days of Special Training
63: Battle for the Summit! Kainan vs. Ryonan
64: Full Throttle! Kainan the Champions
65: The Biggest Showdown! Sendo vs. Maki
66: Sendo – A Split Second Gamble!
67: Final Battle! Shohoku vs. Ryonan
68: Savior!? Hanamichi Sakuragi
69: Gorilla Abnormal!
70: Gorilla Dunk II
71: Gorilla’s Comeback Roar!
72: Worst Insult Ever
73: Rukawa, Bet on the Second Half
74: The Most Dangerous Challenger
75: Great Play
76: Victory Premonition
77: All of You Are Strong
78: Revival! Fired Up Captain, Jun Uozumi
79: Blue Wave! Ryonan’s Counterattack
80: Shohku’s Negative Attributes
81: Sendo on Fire! Shohoku’s Collapse!!
82: Super Amateur, Hanamichi in His Element
83: Assistant Captain Four Eyes’ Tenacity
84: Victory or Defeat
85: A New Challenge
86: Rukawa’s Ambition
87: Japan’s Number One High School Player
88: A Land of Basketball
89: Unstoppable Intensity! Rukawa
90: Shohoku’s True Star!
91: The Nationals at Risk
92: Male Friendship!? Sakuragi’s Gang
93: A 20,000 Shot Challenge
94: Fierce Battle at Shizuoka!
95: Hanamichi’s Hottest Day of His Life
96: Basketball Shoes II
97: The Passionate Heart, Uozumi Once Again!
98: Intense Battle Begins!
99: Shohoku in Trouble!
100: Man of Miracles, Hanamichi Sakuragi!


Slam Dunk is considered a pioneer of sports anime. All from its witty jokes to its inspiring speeches, it’s a masterpiece from the 90s.


Of all the sports anime that use the same formula, this is the best one by far.


Really good anime if you can get past its age. The manga actually inspired a whole generation of young people in Asia to play basketball.


Argh! Why did it have to end there. Now I have to read the manga.


I had some of the hardest laughs if this anime. It can hit you in the feels too. Also inspirational. Just doesn’t have a solid ending :(


My all Time favourite anime. The best sports anime out there. I hope that Takehiko Inoue animates the rest of the series.


Not my kind of show, but I can see how this would appeal to other people



    Anime was a mistake