Slamdunk is an anime/manga
mainly about basketball and all sort of things mixed
together. Hanamichi Sakuragi, a freshman on Shohoku
High, met a girl named Haruko. He fell in love with
her and decided to join the basketball team which she
introduces to him. Before, he hated basketball and he
soon challenged the captain of the basketball team,
Akagi Takenori. In embarrassment, Hanamichi won because
of his incredible tactic. Akagi let him join when Hanamichi
cleaned the whole gym and even polished the balls. He
met Rukawa Kaede, his best rival and friend. Rukawa
always teases him and makes Hanamichi mad. Upon joining,
he met Kogure and the other bench warmers of the team.
He also met the beautiful and strict manager, Ayako-chan.
Before the elimination, Shohoku decided to have a ball
prctice with Ryonan High. Although they didn't won,
they continued to train themselves. Later, they met
Ryota Miyagi. He was first a rival of Hanamichi but
it soon faded. Upon summoning Ryota, they faced an uncontrollable
fight from Mitsui and his gang who forcedly challenged
everyone to a fight. The fight was finally over when
Mr. Anzai appered before them all. After that incident,
Mitsui joined the team.
All of them continued their training.
Until, the elimination day has come. They faced other
schools and no doubt, won. They also faced the famous
Shoyo, where they met Fujima, the coach and the captain
of the team. However, Shoyo lost. After some more fights,
they finally faced Kainandai High, Where they experienced
defeat and injuries. It was actually depressing. But,
they continued on. They faced Ryonan High next. Almost
everything was perfect until Shohoku won. The Ryonan
was shocked and almost all of them cried. Shohoku only
got the second place and making Kainandai High the champion.
The MVP awardees are: Rukawa, Akagi, Uozumi, Sendoh
As a senior, Kogure Kiminobu seems be the most
mature of all the team members. Although his basketball
skill is not among the very best in the team,
he insists on learning and helping others. Many
team members respect the vice - captain for his
personality and his determination.
Previously known as white-hair devil, Anzai sensei
changed his coaching style after retiring from
college basketball team-coaching. Now, Anzai sensei
is known as the white-hair buddist.
Gorgeous lady in the Shohoku team's bench is the
b'ball club manager and stats keeper, Ayako. She
is the love interest of Ryota Miyagi. According
to Ryota, Ayako inspired him to pursue senior
high school basketball. Though she always looks
boyish , Aya-chan can really be a fine lady at
Haruko discovered Sakuragi Hanamichi on the first
day of the first day of high school and taught
Sakuragi the meaning of "Slam Dunk".
She secretly admires Rukuwa and attends all the
important games Shohoku engages to cheer for the
Shohoku team members.
Captain of the Karate Club Tatsuhiko Aota
Aota consecutively attempts to steal Sakuragi
away from the basketball team and make him join
the Karate Club (all attempts failed). Aota is
also Akagi's childhood friend, due to their different
hobbies (karate vs. Basketball), the two eventually
grown to be rivals.
Army (1st years)
Mito, Takamiya, Ookusu and Noma. They are Sakuragi's
closest friends eversince junior high days. Though
at first they look like fearsome gangsters, they
have the same attribute as Hanamichi, they look
tough but they're just kind and approachable persons
who likes to fool around.
squad (probably 1st years)
At first it consists of three die-hard Rukawa
fans, each equally annoying as the other, but
had multiplied to 20 or so. They didn't seemed
to miss a single Shohoku's game, always cheering
for Rukawa at the same time disturbing other Shohoku
players specially Hanamichi.