anime & manga consideration

[Review] Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk is one of the most beloved of sports anime titles and the manga is often regarded as a main influence on the increased interest in basketball among the Japanese during the period of its release. Despite being billed as a sports anime, Slam Dunk‘s greatest strength lies not in its basketball action but […]

[Review] Slam Dunk – Zenkoku Seiha Da! Sakuragi Hanamichi

The second Slam Dunk movie focuses on Shohoku’s match against Tsukubu during the 4th round of the Inter-High qualifying games. As Sakuragi struggles to think of a way to prevent himself from getting fouled out before the end of the next game, he comes across Rango Koichiro, who in similar in personality and has a […]

[Review] Slam Dunk Movie 1

Although produced as a movie, Slam Dunk (1994) feels more like an TV episode set after the practice match with Ryonan. This time the Shohoku company heads to Takezono High for another practice game with the local basketball team. There Sakuragi encounters Youko, the girl who rejected him in the first episode of the anime, […]


This blog hosts a collection of my thoughts on various anime and manga titles. The content of each post may vary from full series reviews to single-episode-based summaries to random discussions.