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Slam Dunk, Volume 2

Slam Dunk, Volume 2

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by Takehiko Inoue
     
 

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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

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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?

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421519845
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Series:
Slam Dunk Series, #2
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
260,148
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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.

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