“Slam Dunk” is a sports-themed manga series written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue about a high-school basketball. Hanamichi Sakuragi, main character that is not at all interested in basketball joins the basketball team to win Akagi Haruko’s favor. Sakuragi is secretly in love with Haruko, but Haruko is crazy about Kaede Rukawa, star player. Heartbreak try roused Sakuragi to practice harder and enabled him to be a good player.
Slam Dunk’s influence is very large, basketball fans that had been few in Japan increased suddenly. This manga is a tremendous popularity in China too. There are many famous basketball players who like this manga.
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