Slam Dunk, Volume 2

( 1 )

Overview

R to L (Japanese Style)

One of the most popular manga in the history of manga! Winning isn't everything in basketball, but who wants to come in second? 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 ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $1.99   
  • New (12) from $4.21   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

R to L (Japanese Style)

One of the most popular manga in the history of manga! Winning isn't everything in basketball, but who wants to come in second? 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!

He may be a pain in the butt, but Hanamichi's athletic prowess and monstrous strength have not gone unnoticed by the captain of Shohoku's judo team. Hoping to take his troupe to a national title, the judo captain is willing to go to great lengths to lure Hanamichi away from the court and get him on the sparring mat. Will out-and-out bribery convince Hanamichi that judo's the way to go, or will he stay a basketball man to the very end?

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this series' first volume, readers met Sakuragi Hanamichi, a tall, athletic, self-centered dimwit who's jealous of the attention the Shohoku basketball players get from the girls. But after meeting the irresistible Haruko, an adorable, basketball-loving female classmate, red-haired Sakuragi develops a huge crush and decides he's going out for the team-even though he doesn't know the first thing about the game. Haruko asks her brother, Akagi, the feared and respected team captain, to give Sakuragi a chance to make the team-and he does after making an improbable slam dunk over Akagi during practice. That's where the fun and action in this thoroughly enjoyable manga begin. Sakuragi possess strong athletic ability, but he's much more interested in impressing Haruko than in learning how to play. Plus, he's insanely jealous of Rukawa, the cool, slick-playing star freshman guard that all the girls, including Haruko, swoon over. The hapless Sakuragi is constantly trying (and failing) to upstage Rukawa on the court, leading to one comical basketball mishap after another. In this volume, Sakuragi finally gets in an intrasquad game that's been dominated by Rukawa's thrilling play, only to learn the hard way that there's a lot more to basketball than being able to dunk. A hit in Japan, the book is credited with creating a national basketball craze. Takehiko's b&w drawings are comic and vivid-he captures basketball's dynamic action and vibrant physical postures-and his story is a delightful send-up of high school life that American readers will enjoy. (Aug.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421519845
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Series: Slam Dunk Series , #2
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 348,654
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Takehiko Inoue is the creator of one of the most popular manga of all time, Slam Dunk, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. He followed that series up with two titles lauded by critics and fans alike—Vagabond, a fictional account of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, and Real, a manga about wheelchair basketball. Inoue is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Tezuka Osamu Culture award and the Media Arts Festival Award. In addition to his work on manga, Inoue has worked on television commercials, character designs for video games, and is the founder of a scholarship to foster Japanese basketball talent.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)