Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

tv
finished airing
MAL ratings
RANK #87
Score 8.55/10
Synopsis
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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Songs
Openings

#1: "Kimi ga Suki da to Sakebitai" by BAAD (eps 1-61)

#2: "Zettai ni Daremo" by ZYYG (eps 62-101)

Endings

#1: "Anata Dake Mitsumete'ru (あなただけ見つめてる)" by Ooguro Maki (eps 1-24)

#2: "Sekai ga Owaru Made Wa (世界が終るまでは...)" by WANDS (eps 25-49)

#3: "Kirameku Toki ni Torawarete (煌めく瞬間に捕らわれて)" by MANISH (eps 50-81)

#4: "My Friend (マイフレンド)" by Zard (eps 82-101)

Other Names
English
Slam Dunk
Japanese
Slam Dunk
Information
Type
tv
Status
finished airing
Episode Duration
23
Air Date
1993-10-16
End Date
1996-03-23
Studio
Toei Animation
Producers
TV Asahi
Animax