Mini Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 14 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

The game against Kainan continues! Akagi’s back in the game, but can he play at 100%? His ankle looked like a pumpkin in the last volume! I don’t think an entire roll of tape is going to fix that. I hope he doesn’t do more damage and get himself knocked out of the rest of the tournament if Shohoku advances!

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 13 by Takehiko Inoue @vizmedia @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

While Hanamichi is steaming on the bench, Rukawa rallies a drive against Kainan. Everything is cruising ahead like roses – until Akagi twists his ankle landing a jump. In obvious pain, he leaves the game, and Hanamichi overhears him instructing Ayako to tape it up. She fears that it’s broken, and Akagi, in an unusual show of temper, yells at her to do as he says. He has waited three years to make it to Nationals, and a little injury is not going to stop him. Inspired by his resolve, Hanamichi is determined to cover for Akagi and lead the team to victory!

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 12 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Volume 12 starts the game with Kainan, a team that’s made it to Nationals an amazing 16 years in a row. Kiyota and Hanamichi immediately hit it off. I’m kidding – they immediately almost come to blows. Kiyota is as brash and overly confident as Hanamichi, and he brags that he, not Rukawa, is the rookie of the year. But we all know that Hanamichi is certain that he the rookie of the year, as well as the rebound king and he is a basketball genius.  I enjoyed their preening, and found it even more amusing when Rukawa, who pretty much never lets anything get to him, has to add his two cents. It’s going to be one heck of a game!

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 10 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

My tour through all 37 volumes of Slam Dunk continues! It’s time for the lead up to the final four in their prefecture, and the team is ready to go! Their first opponent is Shoyo, one of the tallest teams in Tokyo. They make Hanamichi look short! And with the Shokoku team tense in their matchup, they are getting trampled by Shoyo. Do they have a chance to catch up to their adversaries?

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 9 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

After the brawl in the gym, Hanamichi’s friends, as well as Mitsui’s, take responsibility for the fight. They are suspended, but the team emerges from the altercation unscathed. Practice continues, and the team prepares for their first game in the upcoming tournament. Coach Anzai, however, thinks that the players involved in the fight need to be taught a little lesson.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 7 & 8 by Takehiko Inuoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Volumes 7 and 8 are basically one long, drawn out battle for supremacy in Shohoku’s gym. Miyagi has earned the unwanted attentions of Hisashi Mitsui, and a fight between them sent them both to the hospital. Now Mitsui has recruited his thug buddies to teach Miyagi and the entire Shohoku basketball team a lesson.

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