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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

• To be serialized in VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump magazine starting in 2008.

• From creator of Real and Vagabond, also available from VIZ Media.

• Inoue’s series Slam Dunk has over 100 million copies in print worldwide.

• Vagabond has sold over 22 million copies worldwide!

• Real has over 8 million copies in print worldwide.

• Slam Dunk is widely considered to be the best sports manga ever.

• Inoue received the 2000 Media Arts award for manga from the Japanese Ministry of Culture and the Kodansha award for best manga for his work on Vagabond.

• Nominated for 2003 Eisner Award in the category for Best Writer/Artist!

• Everything Takehiko Inoue has published has hit the top ten sales list in Japan.

• An anime series for Slam Dunk was created by Toei Animation.

Basketball. The court, the ball, the hoop. The hopes, the dreams, the sweat. It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that--the best. They have one last year to make their captain's dream of reaching the finals come true--will they do it? Takehiko Inoue's legendary basketball manga is finally here, and the tale of a lifetime is in your hands!

 

Sakuragi Hanamichi's got no game with girls--none at all! It doesn't help that he's known for throwing down at a moment's notice and always coming out on top. A hopeless bruiser, he's been rejected by 50 girls in a row! All that changes when he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko, and she's actually not afraid of him! When she introduces him to the game of basketball, his life is changed forever...

Review:

"Although Inoue's imported teen sport-romance manga Slam Dunk — a big hit back in Japan — is ostensibly about the love of basketball, it really starts out as a chronicle of love and rejection in high school. The series' towering, red-haired hero, Hanamichi Sakuragi, is first shown in utter dejection, after having been rejected by 50 girls in a row (apparently, people are keeping count). But saving him from utter despair is the appearance of the angelic Haruko Akagi, who flirtatiously swoons over his stature and wonders whether or not he plays basketball. After some gentle considerations of whether he's interested ('If only I could walk her to school!! Then I could die happy') Hanamichi sets about trying to get on the basketball team. Haruko disappears from the pages not long after she has conveniently set the plot device in motion, leaving Inoue free to depict Hanamichi's attempts be accepted by the arrogant upperclassmen who dominate the team. It comes as a disappointment to Hanamichi — a hot-tempered kid who prefers to pick fights and slam dunk than learn how to actually play the game, — that winning Haruko's heart is going to take some work. Inoue's pacing is frantic, if somewhat padded, but he manages to maintain a welcome sense of humor amid all the adolescent gamesmanship." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Considered the best sports manga ever, Inoue's 31-volume series is a coming-of-age drama set against the intense action of high school basketball. Young adult.

Synopsis:

Inoue's "Slam Dunk" is a coming-of-age drama set against the intense action of high school basketball.

Synopsis:

Basketball. The court, the ball, the hoop. The hopes, the dreams, the sweat. It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that--the best. They have one last year to make their captain's dream of reaching the finals come true--will they do it? Takehiko Inoue's legendary basketball manga is finally here, and the tale of a lifetime is in your hands!

 

Sakuragi Hanamichi's got no game with girls--none at all! It doesn't help that he's known for throwing down at a moment's notice and always coming out on top. A hopeless bruiser, he's been rejected by 50 girls in a row! All that changes when he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko, and she's actually not afraid of him! When she introduces him to the game of basketball, his life is changed forever...

About the Author

Takehiko Inoue was born in Kagoshima prefecture in 1967. His first major success — the hugely popular 31-volume long basketball manga SLAM DUNK — sold over 100 million copies worldwide and catapulted him into the top ranks of Japanese manga artists. Besides manga, Inoue also worked on character design for the Playstation basketball game ONE ON ONE.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781421506791
Author:
Inoue, Takehiko
Publisher:
Viz Media
Subject:
Manga - General
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
High school students
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Slam Dunk
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
5 x 7.5 in

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Product details 208 pages Viz Media - English 9781421506791 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Although Inoue's imported teen sport-romance manga Slam Dunk — a big hit back in Japan — is ostensibly about the love of basketball, it really starts out as a chronicle of love and rejection in high school. The series' towering, red-haired hero, Hanamichi Sakuragi, is first shown in utter dejection, after having been rejected by 50 girls in a row (apparently, people are keeping count). But saving him from utter despair is the appearance of the angelic Haruko Akagi, who flirtatiously swoons over his stature and wonders whether or not he plays basketball. After some gentle considerations of whether he's interested ('If only I could walk her to school!! Then I could die happy') Hanamichi sets about trying to get on the basketball team. Haruko disappears from the pages not long after she has conveniently set the plot device in motion, leaving Inoue free to depict Hanamichi's attempts be accepted by the arrogant upperclassmen who dominate the team. It comes as a disappointment to Hanamichi — a hot-tempered kid who prefers to pick fights and slam dunk than learn how to actually play the game, — that winning Haruko's heart is going to take some work. Inoue's pacing is frantic, if somewhat padded, but he manages to maintain a welcome sense of humor amid all the adolescent gamesmanship." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Considered the best sports manga ever, Inoue's 31-volume series is a coming-of-age drama set against the intense action of high school basketball. Young adult.
"Synopsis" by , Inoue's "Slam Dunk" is a coming-of-age drama set against the intense action of high school basketball.
"Synopsis" by , Basketball. The court, the ball, the hoop. The hopes, the dreams, the sweat. It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that--the best. They have one last year to make their captain's dream of reaching the finals come true--will they do it? Takehiko Inoue's legendary basketball manga is finally here, and the tale of a lifetime is in your hands!

 

Sakuragi Hanamichi's got no game with girls--none at all! It doesn't help that he's known for throwing down at a moment's notice and always coming out on top. A hopeless bruiser, he's been rejected by 50 girls in a row! All that changes when he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko, and she's actually not afraid of him! When she introduces him to the game of basketball, his life is changed forever...

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