Winning isn't everything in the game of 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. 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 beloved basketball manga is finally here and the tale of a lifetime is in your hands.
Hanamichi Sakuragi'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...
Starring Hanamichi Sakuragi , a 6" 2' First Year in Shohoku High School who is very unpopular with the lady's. After being rejected over fifty times from fifty different girls, Hanamichi believes he should give up forever. After leaving class he was stopped by a girl named Haruko Akagi, who admires Hanamichi's height. Haruko indroduces Hanamichi to the Shohoku Basketball team. Never stepping on a basketball court in his life, Hanamichi decides to attempt joining the basketball team to impress Haruko and get her attention.
- Chapter #1: Sakuragi
- Chapter #2: Kaede Rukawa
- Chapter #3: Blood
- Chapter #4: The Gorilla
- Chapter #5: For Love I Will Prevail!
- Chapter #6: JAM!
- Chapter #7: I Am Basketballman
- Chapter #8: Hanamichi Joins the Team
- Chapter #9: Fundamentals