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Title: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on June 05, 2008, 05:57:19 PM
It's not much, but it's a taste of Inoue's other major work. The first episode of Slam Dunk is available for free on IGN:

http://media.anime.ign.com/articles/879/879028/vids_1.html

I think the series fucking rules, but the anime is subpar to the manga, as usual.  Viz picked up the rights to the manga, but so far haven't printed anything.  Here's a news release about it, along with an Inoue interview (wow, he's met MJ.) Looks like Volume 1 is set to drop on Sept 08.

http://www.shonenjump.com/news/newsroom/dunk_sj.php
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on December 05, 2008, 08:02:54 PM
From Inoue News dated 10.31.08. I just found this totally cool.
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While I was at Starbuck working on my drafts for Real, a young lady sat down at the table next to me and pulled out from a bookstore bag.... not Real, but SD, and started to read it.

It looked like it was about the game with Sanno. She was sitting there, every once in a while sipping on her straw, intensely focused on reading, while I was sitting less than 1 meter away thinking about the developments for Real Issue #49.
Ignorant bitch didn't even notice the CREATOR was sitting right next to her. I have to say though, that Sannoh game really is very fucking intense, so I don't necessarily blame her for not taking her eyes of the pages  :guts:.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 05, 2008, 08:48:30 PM
From Inoue News dated 10.31.08. I just found this totally cool.Ignorant bitch didn't even notice the CREATOR was sitting right next to her. I have to say though, that Sannoh game really is very fucking intense, so I don't necessarily blame her for not taking her eyes of the pages  :guts:.

Maybe the problem is that Asian people all look alike. :schierke:
No but I agree, I actually think it would be a complement that she didn't notice him. If she got into the story to a degree that prevented her from being aware of her surroundings, that's a sign that both the visuals and story are captivating.

Also if I sat beside Inoue I probably wouldn't recognize him either. I mean I've only seen his face maybe once about 2 years ago when he did that huge painting of Musashi's face( or atleast a similar character).. it's on youtube. I just remember that he looked badass and he had facial hair.  :???:
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on December 06, 2008, 01:13:33 AM
I actually bought the manga and it's pretty cool. Of course I already have read it thanks to scanlations, but I will keep buying as they come out. Definately the Kainan game was pretty good too, and the funny parts at the beginning of the manga.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on December 06, 2008, 02:47:33 AM
The Kainan game just kept goooiiing.  I own all 31 original volumes, though for a good 5 years, I didn't have any reliable translations. It's one of my favorite series. Right behind Berserk.

As popular as it was in its time, I think it's still underrated. Especially these days, people tend to write it off as "just" a manga series about basketball. It's really about the personal growth of its main character, and learning to become a better human being by fully devoting yourself to a cause. Very similar to Vagabond in that regard.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on December 06, 2008, 03:58:05 PM
yeah you can see the growth of Sakuragi as the manga progresses. I don't think it's only about sports,but it has other ideas thrown in there.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on January 26, 2009, 03:27:04 PM
                                                  Slam Dunk 10 Days After Epilogue's Reprint Confirmed

The Oricon news source has confirmed this weekend that Slam Dunk 10 Days After, the epilogue that manga creator Takehiko Inoue drew for his Slam Dunk basketball manga on a 23 school blackboards, will finally get reprinted this year. Inoue had hinted on his website on January 15 that this story will get a general release after four years. Inoue drew the epilogue to thank his readers for buying 100 million copies of his manga.

Inoue created Slam Dunk 10 Days After at Misaki High School, a school that had closed down in Kanagawa Prefecture just southwest of Tokyo. Inoue drew the manga with chalk on 23 blackboards scattered across the campus. For three days starting on December 3, 2005, over 5,000 fans came to that shuttered high school to see what happened to the Slam Dunk characters 10 days after the main story ended. The epilogue did get reproduced in an issue of Switch magazine (pictured at right), a set of "blackboard cards," and a documentary DVD for the event, but all three have long since sold out. The blackboard card set now goes for 18,199 yen (about US$200) on online secondhand sales.

Inoue serialized the original Slam Dunk manga from 1990 to 1996 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The story follows Hanamichi Sakuragi, an trouble-making boy who joins his high school basketball team to impress the captain's sister. He gradually gains a passion for the sport and helps his team rise to national glory. The manga spawned a popular animated series and sparked nationwide interest in basketball. Viz Media will publish the second volume of Slam Dunk in North America next month.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
(http://www.skullknight.net/images/news_large_inoue04.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on January 26, 2009, 03:30:20 PM
Awesome, so THAT's what "Slam Dunk 10 Days After" is. I remember seeing a video of the event on Inoue's website, but it was so fucking cryptic and in Japanese, I never knew the significance of it.  Can't wait to read it.

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Viz Media will publish the second volume of Slam Dunk in North America next month.
:golfclap: :schierke: way to go, Viz. You're only about 10 years late to publish this awesome series.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on February 26, 2009, 09:05:01 PM
I found where to read "Slam Dunk 10 days after" online. If it becomes available here in the U.S, soon I'm buying it.

Link (http://view.thespectrum.net/series/slam-dunk-10-days-later.html?ch=Volume%2031%20-%20Finale&pg=sd10dayslater_001.jpg)

I had been working on this picture since Monday. I am finally finished, but I messed up when I was going for the lips, I didn't have a thinner brush and tried to improvise. Oh well it is what it is.

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/8890/sdc10547.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on February 26, 2009, 09:53:36 PM
I found where to read "Slam Dunk 10 days after" online. If it becomes available here in the U.S, soon I'm buying it.
Man, I was actually just looking on Amazon for a way to buy this last weekend, but couldn't find it =(.  I do hope that Viz gets this, or somehow bundles it with their Volume 31. I kind of feel sorry for new readers seeing this now, because ... Well, it's pretty pointless unless you've read the series completely.

Bear with me here because I have a lot of things to talk about here, most of which is spoilerific.  :schnoz:

Geez, leave it to Inoue to "end" his shounen series on such a bittersweet tune. That's not to say there were any overtly sad moments here. There weren't. Each page had some comedy in it, carrying on Slam Dunk's light sense of humor. But seeing as the context for this followup was a "thanks" to all the support fans have shown the series, the tone Inoue chose to include in these brief pages really left a somber impression with me. Some prime examples of where Inoue took a stab at my Slam Dunk heart:

Akagi had to give up basketball for school, but is now out of sync with life as a result; Sawakita is REALLY heading to America, living out Anzai's former pupil's life, likely to end in failure since he's so young; the dischord in Ryonan's team now that Uozumi has graduated; Sakuragi still in rehab, with a long way to go still before he reaches the court again, and only 3 more years of high school left.


Still, it's been wonderful to experience this, having read the whole series. It's truly a great send-off for Slam Dunk, and the more I read it, the more I think he really will write a sequel someday. He left all the doors open, even after analyzing each team's portrayal here, there are many, many possibilities for development in the future.


As for the drawing above, looking goood. Truly, it's one of the greatest, and most pure moments in the series :isidro:
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on February 26, 2009, 09:59:17 PM
Yeah, and you can see how different the drawings are if they were transferred from the blackboards. I liked the part about the Shoyo players as the funniest.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Griffith on March 04, 2009, 07:54:44 AM
I had a dream about Slam Dunk last night, strange as it may seem, it's even stranger because I haven't actually read it. Anyway, in the morning, the message was clear that I needed to.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 04, 2009, 01:22:05 PM
I think Inoue must have dragged you out of your body and took you to Slam dunk Ueda style :guts:

I think you are really going to like it if you get the chance to read it.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on March 05, 2009, 05:10:58 PM
One piece of advice, most readers probably won't be hooked on Slam Dunk until several volumes in. Like the main character, you've really got to persevere with the series to see the rewards beyond those first volumes, which are full of Shounen fireworks. I'd say it really starts rolling around volumes 8-9. That's the point when I knew I was in for the full ride. And boy am I glad I stuck around. I think the nearly daily testaments to the series on Inoue's IT Planning forum speak for themselves. It may sound too heavy, but Slam Dunk really has changed people's lives.

Coincidentally, it was also around volumes 8-9 in Vagabond that I became truly hooked.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Griffith on March 06, 2009, 10:51:14 AM
I think the nearly daily testaments to the series on Inoue's IT Planning forum speak for themselves. It may sound too heavy, but Slam Dunk really has changed people's lives.

Coincidentally, it was also around volumes 8-9 in Vagabond that I became truly hooked.

I can believe it just from reading Vagabond, and I can imagine Slam Dunk being even more pertinent and true to life relatively. As a basketball player/fan myself, I'm extremely curious of the personal effect it's going to have on me. By the same token, part of me is afraid to jump in, or worried about how to go about it. Like, I don't want to go the fan trans, read it in a couple of days, route. I want to read the official translation from Viz, and if they were all out I'd just buy them, but I know going volume to volume, after a few, I'm not going to want to wait for them to finish. =)
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 09, 2009, 03:47:45 PM


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-08/slam-dunk-inoue-wins-japanese-government-prize (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-08/slam-dunk-inoue-wins-japanese-government-prize)

Quote from: Animenewsnetwork.com
The Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese government announced this year's winners of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) Art Encouragement Prizes, including the first ever prizes in the Media Arts category, on Friday. This year's winner of the MEXT Art Encouragement Shinjin Prize in the Media Arts category is Takehiko Inoue, the manga creator of Slam Dunk, Vagabond, and REAL.
This is the main source in japanese http://animeanime.jp/news/archives/2009/03/post_693.html (http://animeanime.jp/news/archives/2009/03/post_693.html)

Congratulations Inoue!
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Griffith on March 10, 2009, 09:53:57 AM
Another award for Inoue, it's nice to see him recognized, not that he really needs any more recognition in Japan. =)
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on March 10, 2009, 01:35:25 PM
Awesome. Inoue deserves all the recognition he can get.

But this award is likely more a response to REAL than Slam Dunk. I imagine it's done a lot of good for those with disabilities.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Uriel on March 10, 2009, 08:51:25 PM
Awesome. Inoue deserves all the recognition he can get.

But this award is likely more a response to REAL than Slam Dunk. I imagine it's done a lot of good for those with disabilities.

I hope so. REAL is fantastic. Hell, even my wife loves it!
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on March 10, 2009, 08:58:47 PM
Well crap, if you're a fan, post in the thread!  :azan:
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Griffith on March 11, 2009, 09:06:43 PM
Well crap, if you're a fan, post in the thread! :azan:
Yeah everyone, see all the threads I'm the last poster in, try to make it so I'm not. (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/mushi.gif)
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on April 15, 2009, 08:23:10 PM

Just received SD Vol. 2 in the mail today. Waiting to get paid to order Vol 3. :guts:
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on April 15, 2009, 09:05:47 PM
Stick to it. The art in these early works are really uh ... modest, compared to his height around the 25-31 run.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on April 29, 2009, 05:59:59 PM
Quote from: Walter on April 15, 2009, 04:05:47 PM
Stick to it. The art in these early works are really uh ... modest, compared to his height around the 25-31 run.



yeah I know Walter. I read it through the scans, so that's why I"m putting my $$ into it now. Gotta pay the man for his work.

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I was looking at yesasia.com, and I came around the kanzenban of slam dunk that were reassembled around 2001 through 2002. I thought the updated cover art is nice too and is now 24 volumes. I guess you guys have already seen it, but if some haven't here's a sample pic

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/3475/20576411.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on April 29, 2009, 06:13:36 PM
Yep, I remember these from long ago. I was always baffled why they stopped at 24, then I realized they just made each volume bigger... I felt stupid after that.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on May 04, 2009, 03:08:52 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-03/survey/slam-dunk-manga-is-no.1-choice-for-live-action (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-03/survey/slam-dunk-manga-is-no.1-choice-for-live-action)

Survey: Slam Dunk Manga is #1 Choice for Live-Action
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The Japanese marketing research firm Oricon posted on Sunday the results of its survey on which manga people want to be adapted into live-action.

Interesting to see if they do it in japan. Since someone else has been in production (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-03-09/live-action-slam-dunk-movie-in-production) since 2007, by Taiwanese and Chinese Television Groups.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Armando on May 10, 2009, 11:12:19 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-03-09/live-action-slam-dunk-movie-in-production >>>> the movie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_Fu_Dunk

I think that the one relationship with Slam Dunk and that movie is that both are about Basketball, i don't think is a live action because that movie's history don't have anything related to the history of Slam Dunk.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on October 23, 2009, 02:01:11 PM
All episodes of Slam Dunk are currently available on Hulu:

http://www.hulu.com/slam-dunk

The manga becomes superior around volume 8 or so, but the earlier episodes are great translations of the first few volumes.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Eluvei on October 23, 2009, 02:33:41 PM
All episodes of Slam Dunk are currently available on Hulu:

http://www.hulu.com/slam-dunk

The manga becomes superior around volume 8 or so, but the earlier episodes are great translations of the first few volumes.

This is great, too bad it's only available for the United States.

I wonder why the last Arc wasn't made into anime. The game against Sannoh is probably the best part of the whole series.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on November 21, 2009, 09:59:57 PM
Yep, pretty much. It's why I say that the anime is a good primer for new fans, but the manga easily succeeds it past a certain point.



In fact, that's the main problem I have with Slam Dunk: it doesn't change at all.
Actually Sakuragi grows as a character and changes quite a bit throughout, even though he's still a cocky kid. He even says so in his long monologue in vol 30, just before the climax of the game. Unsure how you can miss his character development that occurs in vols 15, 22, and ultimately in 30.

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The problems the characters have to get over in the beginning of the series are exactly the same they have to face in the last part.  
Unless you mean they continue to have to win basketball games, I think you're mistaken. There's plenty of character development, which to me is the backbone of the series. Spoilers ahoy: In the beginning, Sakuragi is new to the game, and selfish. A major part of the story is him wanting to prove himself on the court, even if it's at the expense of others. But over time, he becomes more serious about the game and himself. He's able to admit his faults to himself instead of just putting on airs. By the end of the series, he's no longer playing just for himself, he's playing for the team. And through the quick development of his skills, everyone ultimately has to recognize that he's a force to be reckoned with, even despite his freshman status. Sannoh attributes their loss to their underestimation of him.

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Sure, it's fun to see how they manage to overcome their difficulties, but... they go through exactly the same like three times.
Again, if by "exactly the same" you mean they play basketball during all the major events, then... yeah. But what's important in Slam Dunk are the characters, and the character interchanges are all very different, and get better and better as they open up and the dynamic between them changes. Part of Slam Dunk's strength is that it's an ensemble effort, not just one guy's journey.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Eluvei on November 21, 2009, 11:11:00 PM
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Actually Sakuragi grows as a character and changes quite a bit throughout, even though he's still a cocky kid.

I didn't mean exactly Sakuragi, but everyone around him. While he does change, Inoue kept introducing new characters, mostly from the other teams, and showing us flashbacks of them, while still trying to further develop the Shohoku characters in the middle of the games. In my opinion, because of having to deal with so many new characters, it was impossible for him to focus so much on Shohoku like I hoped he would.

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Unless you mean they continue to have to win basketball games, I think you're mistaken. There's plenty of character development, which to me is the backbone of the series.

I guess I did exaggerate when I said everything stays the same, especially because Sakuragi not only learns how to play, but he learns how to control himself and use his head when he got the ball: all these actions which reflected on how he started to act out of the court as well... and it was all done quite well. But I don't know, I still feel like Inoue could have developed his relation with Haruko, or show more about his past and what happened to his father. Some things just felt like Inoue forgot about them or didn't care enough to mention it again. And that's just Sakuragi we're talking about, my problem is mainly with the rest of the team.

Mitsui goes through the same problem for the last two or three games: he got tired to the point of passing out because he stopped his training; Miyagi loved Ayako and did his best when she cheered for him... and while all this was awesome, I expected something else would happen to them. I mean, aside from the things I mentioned about these two characters, we only know that they don't like to study and were troublemakers. To be honest, now that I'm talking about it, I admit that I sound bitter, but I'm not saying these things out of hate to the series. I guess I just expected more about the characters because I like them a lot, or maybe I got that impression for reading the whole thing in such a small period of time (like, two months).

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Again, if by "exactly the same" you mean they play basketball during all the major events, then... yeah.

The games themselves felt similar in many parts because of what I mentioned earlier: the main characters (excluding Sakuragi) had the same problems to deal with at the first games and at the game with Sannoh.

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Part of Slam Dunk's strength is that it's an ensemble effort, not just one guy's journey.

That's just it, although it is an ensemble effort, to me it felt like the only character that gets really developed is Sakuragi. For example, Rukawa existed only as his rival in the series, we're not shown almost anything about him. We know his ambitions, but that's only introduced halfway through the series.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on November 21, 2009, 11:39:44 PM
You also have to realize that Slam Dunk is a shonen manga. It's mostly aimed at teenagers, so you have to realize that most of the details about the character's past lives or motives are not going to be explained in full detail. I think at the end of the series you can see something beginning to appear between Haruko and Sakuragi ( or that's just me I guess)

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The games themselves felt similar in many parts because of what I mentioned earlier: the main characters (excluding Sakuragi) had the same problems to deal with at the first games and at the game with Sannoh
There aren't many moves you can do in basketball, So most of them had to be repeated, only with different characters, just with different levels and experience.

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That's just it, although it is an ensemble effort, to me it felt like the only character that gets really developed is Sakuragi. For example, Rukawa existed only as his rival in the series, we're not shown almost anything about him. We know his ambitions, but that's only introduced halfway through the series
It was only a season of basketball, so I am ok on how it was written. Most sports manga don't have much information and background and all that you ask for, but  I say Slam dunk delivers quite well for a teen audience. If you want more details, check out REAL.




UPDATE: I forgot to mention to also check the 10 days after  of slamd dunk.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Eluvei on November 22, 2009, 12:07:11 AM
You also have to realize that Slam Dunk is a shonen manga. It's mostly aimed at teenagers, so you have to realize that most of the details about the character's past lives or motives are not going to be explained in full detail.

Yes, I suppose what I said can be said of most Shonens.

There aren't many moves you can do in basketball, So most of them had to be repeated, only with different characters, just with different levels and experience.
It was only a season of basketball, so I am ok on how it was written.

I was talking about the motives of the characters, not the moves they performed. I meant to say that the things they go through on most of the games are basically always the same.

Most sports manga don't have much information and background and all that you ask for, but  I say Slam dunk delivers quite well for a teen audience. If you want more details, check out REAL.

Yeah I still haven't read REAL, nor Buzzer Beater.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention to also check the 10 days after  of slamd dunk.

Yeah I've read it, and I liked it too. That's the main reason I think Inoue will continue Slam Dunk someday: 10 Days Later doesn't serve as an epilogue to Slam Dunk like the LAST Manga Exhibition does to Vagabond, it feels more like a "to be continued" screen.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on November 22, 2009, 12:46:53 AM

I was talking about the motives of the characters, not the moves they performed. I meant to say that the things they go through on most of the games are basically always the same.
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Yeah, in most even actual games you go through the same things as well. You have to face an opponent who is either better,same, or worse than you. I played soccer for most of my life, and I went through the similar obstacles. Sometimes they were faster, bigger or dirtier than me. But eventhough every team was different you almost went through some of those same things over and over.


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Yeah I've read it, and I liked it too. That's the main reason I think Inoue will continue Slam Dunk someday: 10 Days Later doesn't serve as an epilogue to Slam Dunk like the LAST Manga Exhibition does to Vagabond, it feels more like a "to be continued" screen.




I think he ended the series with a very open ending and you can make your own after where he left off. It was also one of his major works, so I think he did all he could do at that time and I don't see him having regrets about it.

Just  see this to refresh your memory,  I had to read it as well.


(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9814/sdv31ch276p186187.th.jpg) (http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9814/sdv31ch276p186187.jpg)



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update


(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/835/sd2.jpg)

(This is from the end of Slam Dunk's second volume, I'd appreciate if anyone could tell me if it's on the Viz edition. It's not on my country's edition for some reason, I only know it exists because of this low quality scanlation I found on the internet. The guy loves to draw himself!)
I was checking my scans and the volume and I also found that Viz changed the name of the restaurant from "Danny's" to "Dizzy's"(right at the begginning of Volume 2)
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: TheBranded1 on June 09, 2010, 02:55:23 PM
I think this is pretty nice for Inoue!! :guts:

Japan Basketball Association Awards Slam Dunk's Inoue
posted on 2010-06-09 09:43 EDT  (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-09/japan-basketball-association-awards-slam-dunk-inoue)

Quote from:  animenewsnetwork
 
The Japan Basketball Association's board of directors revealed during its Wednesday meeting that it is awarding Slam Dunk manga creator Takehiko Inoue with a special commendation. The award is part of the association's 80th anniversary celebration.

The special commendation recognizes Inoue's contribution to the growing popularity of the basketball in Japan, as well as the Slam Dunk Scholarship that he established in collaboration with his publisher Shueisha. Since 2007, the scholarship has been sending Japan's top high school players to study abroad in America, where they study English and prepare to possibly play basketball in America's National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: IncantatioN on December 08, 2010, 05:27:25 PM
I re-visited Slam Dunk this past weekend when I picked up Volumes 1 through 12. This morning I was on Volume 9 and honestly couldn't control laughing or chuckling on so many parts. I've pre-ordered Volumes 13 and 14 for now, and I'll start a marathon re-watch of the series after I'm done reading Volume 12. Also in the process of bargaining prices on 2-3 Slam Dunk photo/ art books by Inoue.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Mangetsu on July 21, 2014, 03:56:53 PM
I finally was able to finish it today
And all i can say is that this Series is Amazing! It maybe started off a little it slow, but afterwards it gets really good
It has one of the best endings i have ever seen in my life
Sakuragi's character development through out the Series is amazing too, even though he was sometimes annoying

btw my favourite character's were Miyagi, Mitsui and Maki
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Walter on July 21, 2014, 04:10:16 PM
I finally was able to finish it today
And all i can say is that this Series is Amazing! It maybe started off a little it slow, but afterwards it gets really good
It has one of the best endings i have ever seen in my life
Sakuragi's character development through out the Series is amazin too, even though he was sometimes amazing

btw my favourite character's were Miyagi, Mitsui and Maki
Glad you were able to read the whole thing. The ending, and really, the last 3 volumes or so, is really an amazing accomplishment.
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: IncantatioN on October 16, 2014, 01:54:21 PM
Some new Slam Dunk x Nike goodies. I remember a blue shoe that they collaborated on and I see it pop up at YJA every now and then for a lame higher price =_=

Check it out!

http://nikeinc.com/news/inside-access-iconic-slam-dunk-comic-makes-triumphant-return-in-jordan-brand-collaboration#/inline/34093
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Mangetsu on October 16, 2014, 03:19:26 PM
I will try to buy one pair.  :serpico:
It is so ironic that actually Sakuragi weared Air Jordan's in the Manga and now there will be a Slam Dunk x Air Jordan collection. Inoue is probably so happy now
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: IncantatioN on October 16, 2014, 04:24:21 PM
It isn't the first time Nike and Inoue have collaborated on Slam Dunk. In the past, they released this pair of Jordans -

Blue Jordan 1 (http://6.kicksonfire.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/15_px250-570x395.jpg)

Blue Jordan 2 (http://www.eukicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/nike-slam-dunk-takehiko-inoue-6-1-570x379.jpg)

Here's some pricing info on the new Slam Dunk x Nike products -

Air Jordan 6 Retro will be 30,240Yen
Jordan Super Fly 3 will be 20,520Yen
Slam Dunk T-shirt white will be 6,480Yen(S/M/L/XL/XXL)
Slam Dunk T-shirt red will be 6,480Yen(S/M/L/XL/XXL)
Jordan Slam Dunk 6 Cap will be 5,940Yen

Those Retro 6's are bloody expensive :puck:
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: MASTER-AMIR on October 17, 2014, 12:45:21 AM
i really want that Slam Dunk T-shirt white coool :))
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Kobby on December 17, 2014, 06:57:46 PM
I finished it not too long ago. That last match was amazing  :ubik:
Title: Re: Official Slam Dunk thread
Post by: Hitoshura on November 12, 2015, 04:12:01 PM
All manga volumes of Slam Dunk are currently 50% off at Rightstuf as part of their Holiday sale for a limited time. The offer lasts until 11/18.  :guts:
http://www.rightstufanime.com/category/Graphic-Novels?order=displayname:asc&show=96&keywords=slam%20dunk