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How to Watch Slam Dunk? Watch Order Guide

Slam Dunk is a 1993 animated series created by Takehiko Inoue. And today, we’re here to guide you with a How to Watch Slam Dunk? Watch Order Guide article.

The series was considered to be one of the longest series back in the time as it had 101 episodes. It was animated by Studio Tohei Animation and, to date, has an active fan base.

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Its manga series has a 9.02 rating on My Anime List. The manga series began its release in 1990 and is one of the golden anime. It might as well be considered the start of the sports anime genre.

Furthermore, the entire series is well-written and provides an amazing character connection. And despite the current evolution of sports animation, it still remains one of the best.

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Where to Watch Slam Dunk Anime-

The Slam Dunk series not only includes a number of movies but also has a lengthy episode list. It is therefore entertaining to watch due to its comedy and also quite interesting due to its inclusion of drama and sports.

Although the series mentions comedy as its main genre, the show does have a heart-touching emotionality to it. And so, if you do decide to watch it, you can find it on Crunchyroll, Netflix, and Funimation.

However, kindly note that some sites have now divided the series into 8 seasons. 

Slam Dunk Anime Release Order-

  • TV Series
  1. Season1: Slam Dunk (1993)
  • Movies
  1. Slam Dunk (Movie) (1994)
  2. Slam Dunk: Zenkoku Seiha Da! – Sakuragi Hanamichi (1994) 
  3. Slam Dunk: Shouhoku Saidai no Kiki! Moero Sakuragi Hanamichi (1995)
  4. Slam Dunk: Hoero Basketman-damashii! Hanamichi to Rukawa no Atsuki Natsu (1995)

Where to Read Slam Dunk Manga- 

Slam Dunk Manga series is written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue. It has a total of 276 chapters spanned over 31 volumes. This manga series continued for six whole years before finally ending with the most satisfying chapter. 

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So if this has piqued your interest, we hope you’ll head straight to the manga. Although the manga isn’t currently available on official websites, fans can read the manga on private websites like Mangago.

Slam Dunk Manga Release Order- 

  • Volume 1 (Chapter 1 – 9)
  • Volume 2 (Chapter 10 – 18)
  • Volume 3 (Chapter 19 – 26)
  • Volume 4 (Chapter 27 – 35)
  • Volume 5 (Chapter 36 – 44)
  • Volume 6 (Chapter 45 – 53)
  • Volume 7 (Chapter 54 – 62)
  • Volume 8 (Chapter 63 – 71)
  • Volume 9 (Chapter 72 – 80)
  • Volume 10 (Chapter 81 – 89)
  • Volume 11 (Chapter 90 – 98)
  • Volume 12 (Chapter 99 – 107)
  • Volume 13 (Chapter 108 – 116)
  • Volume 14 (Chapter 117 – 125)
  • Volume 15 (Chapter 126 – 134)
  • Volume 16 (Chapter 135 – 143)
  • Volume 17 (Chapter 144 – 152)
  • Volume 18 (Chapter 153 – 161)
  • Volume 19 (Chapter 162 – 170)
  • Volume 20 (Chapter 171 – 179)
  • Volume 21 (Chapter 180 – 188)
  • Volume 22 (Chapter 189 – 197)
  • Volume 23 (Chapter 198 – 206)
  • Volume 24 (Chapter 207 – 215)
  • Volume 25 (Chapter 216 – 224)
  • Volume 26 (Chapter 225 – 233)
  • Volume 27 (Chapter 234 – 242)
  • Volume 28 (Chapter 243 – 251)
  • Volume 29 (Chapter 252 – 260)
  • Volume 30 (Chapter 261 – 269)
  • Volume 31 (Chapter 270 – 276)

Slam Dunk Watch Order Guide-

  1. Season 1: Slam Dunk (Episode 1 – 20)
  2. Slam Dunk (Movie) (Episode 1)
  3. Season 1: Slam Dunk (Episode 21 – 36)
  4. Slam Dunk: Zenkoku Seiha Da! – Sakuragi Hanamichi (Episode 1) 
  5. Season 1: Slam Dunk (Episode 37 – 60)
  6. Slam Dunk: Shouhoku Saidai no Kiki! Moero Sakuragi Hanamichi (Episode 1)
  7. Slam Dunk: Hoero Basketman-damashii! Hanamichi to Rukawa no Atsuki Natsu (Episode 1)
  8. Season 1: Slam Dunk (Episode 61 – 101)

Slam Dunk Anime Series Duration-

As seen in the Slam Dunk Watch Order Guide, this series is a pretty lengthy one. And so, if you’re wondering how you could fit it into your schedule, we’ve got you covered.

Below we’ve noted for you the duration of each title of the Slam Dunk series. Kindly note that the title durations mentioned before including the Slam Dunk opening and ending songs. In the end, we’ve also noted the total screen time of the Slam Dunk series.

  1. Season 1: Slam Dunk (101 episodes x 23 minutes) – 38 hours 42 minutes
  2. Slam Dunk (Movie) (1 episode x 30 minutes) – 30 minutes
  3. Slam Dunk: Zenkoku Seiha Da! – Sakuragi Hanamichi (1 episode x 45 minutes) – 45 minutes
  4. Slam Dunk: Shouhoku Saidai no Kiki! Moero Sakuragi Hanamichi (1 episode x 40 minutes) – 40 minutes
  5. Slam Dunk: Hoero Basketman-damashii! Hanamichi to Rukawa no Atsuki Natsu (1 episode x 40 minutes) – 40 minutes

Total screen time of Slam Dunk Anime Series = 1 day 17 hours 16 minutes

Since this series is pretty lengthy, we’d like to recommend that fans take their time with this series. And the fact that its animation and storyline remain unique is a guarantee that you’ll enjoy it.

Slam Dunk Plot- 

The Slam Dunk series revolves around Hanamichi Sakuragi, a redhead temperamental young boy. As he enrolls in Shohoku High, he attempts to leave behind his delinquent reputation and finally get a girlfriend.

This is where he meets Haruko Akagi, who appears like a ray of hope to his 50 times reject record. After noticing his height, she asks him if he likes basketball, and to impress her; he says yes.

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Naturally, she asks him to do a slam dunk which he willingly agrees to win her over. And so, as one normally would, he runs up and shoots the ball. However, he not only overshoots but instead of a slam dunk, he slams his head into the blackboard.

Seeing his amazing physical prowess Haruko informs the basketball team captain of his abilities. And after a series of events, Sakuragi ends up joining the basketball team.

The characters of this series are well developed with gradually evolving growth. Unlike most present-day series, this one focuses on overall team spirit instead of a single character.


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Furthermore, the most interesting aspect lies in its manga. The easy-to-read manga panels and well-explained and illustrated plot can easily serve as a basketball guide.

Every aspect, right from the basketball moves to the fouls, is explained in detail. Thus the series not only gives a realistic explanation of the game but also makes it enjoyable.

At first glance, the art style may seem a little rustic, but the great plot and the character attachments keep it high. As the series explores the wonders of friendship, rivalry, support, & the love of a game, its true essence is revealed. Thus we highly recommend that you watch this anime.

With this, we conclude with our Where to Watch Slam Dunk Anime? Watch Order Guide article. We’ll be back with yet another watch order guide, so until then, stay safe, stay tuned, and stay hyped.


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