Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk Slam Dunk manga info
Genres: Comedy, Shounen, Sports

Online info:
Slam Dunk (スラムダンク suramudanku) is a 31-volume Japanese manga series written by Takehiko Inoue about a basketball team from Shohoku (Shōhoku) High School. It has sold over 100 million copies in Japan alone. It was so popular that many Japanese teenagers began playing basketball after it was published. Inoue has also uses basketball as a central theme in two other manga series: Buzzer Beater and Real.

The main character of this manga is Hanamichi Sakuragi who started out as an outcast who fights as a method to gain power and publicity, becoming the leader of a gang. Hanamichi, being very unpopular with girls, has been rejected by them fifty times. Yet, he finds out that Haruko Akagi is the girl of his dreams, and is happy when she’s not scared of him like all the other girls he has asked out.

Haruko, who recognizes Hanamichi’s athleticism, introduces Hanamichi to the Shohoku basketball team. Hanamichi was reluctant to join the team at first because he had no previous background in any sports and thought that basketball was a game for losers (also because the fiftieth girl – see the Trivia section below – rejected him for a basketball player).

Sakuragi, despite his immaturity and hot temper, proves to be a natural athlete with potential and joins the team in order to impress Haruko and prove that he is worthy of her.

Characters:
Hanamichi Sakuragi (桜木花道 Sakuragi Hanamichi)

Year: 1st Year
Height/Weight: 188cm, 83kg -> 189.2cm, 83kg
Jersey Number: #10
Position: Power Forward (PF)
Birthday: April 1
Real Life Player Resemblances: Dennis Rodman
Voice Actor: Takeshi Kusao

Kaede Rukawa (流川楓 Rukawa Kaede)

Year: 1st Year
Height/Weight: 187cm, 75kg
Jersey Number: #11
Position: Small Forward (SF)
Birthday: January 1
Real Life Player Resemblances: Michael Jordan
Voice Actor: Hikaru Midorikawa

Ryota Miyagi (宮城リョータ Miyagi Ryōta)

Year: 2nd Year
Height/Weight: 168cm, 59kg
Jersey Number: #7
Position: Point Guard (PG)
Birthday: July 31
Real Life Player Resemblances: Isiah Thomas
Voice Actor: Yoku Shioya

Hisashi Mitsui (三井寿 Mitsui Hisashi)

Year: 3rd Year
Height/Weight: 184cm, 70kg
Jersey Number: #14
Position: Shooting Guard (SG)
Birthday: May 22
Real Life Player Resemblances: Reggie Miller
Voice Actor: Ryoutarou Okiayu

Takenori Akagi (赤木剛憲 Akagi Takenori)

Year: 3rd Year
Height/Weight: 197cm, 90kg
Jersey Number: #4
Position: Center (C)
Birthday: May 10
Real Life Player Resemblances: Patrick Ewing
Voice Actor: Kiyoyuki Yanada

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