Post Reply If you like Slam Dunk... you will be disappointed.
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This is gonna be a rant based on the 8 episodes I seen thus far. I will not explain the plot, you can just view the description, watch some episodes or research on your own. As far as I can tell, this anime focuses on 2 characters with almost no background, dimension or personality. They also have no social life, its always basketball and you never see them do any outside of school activities. I only saw up to episode 8 but that was enough for me to tell where the direction of this anime was heading.

Problems I have with this anime:

Generation of miracles- Group of 5 bad asses that dominated their middle school league. Each individual is superior in their own form of basketball talent. They all separated and went to different high schools. Kagami and Kuroko took down one of them in their very first practice game... You're telling me a mediocre team with no team chemistry and 2 above players, beat one of the generation of miracles team in a practice game...

Gameplay- A member of the generation of mriacles is a shooting specialist. I dont have a problem with that but when you portray the character with a surreal shot, it just makes the who thing unwatchable. His shooting arc is so high that it can almost touch the ceiling of the gym... I kid you not and that is when I finally give up and lost all credibility for this anime to be deemed watchable.

Okay, I understand how this is appealing to people who don't watch basketball because they get to learn and see how fun basketball really is but for those who are fans and are looking for a real life or mirror reflection of the NBA, you will be disappointed.

Everyone that is good in this anime can dunk and score easily with no trouble. Kagami can do anything from scoring, dunking, fade aways, rebounding, defending and is basically the Kevin Durant of this anime. Kuroko is the phantom sixth man and is praised for his passing abilities. But that is all... This kid has no endurance, speed, agility and the anime portrays him as a pointguard that can only pass and can't make buckets so that already sums up this anime. This Anime will just show a lot of Kagami scoring and a lot of Kuroko passing. There I told you the main plot, there is no point in watching something that is redundant. This anime focuses on 2 players instead of the whole team.

Slam Dunk has many characters and backgrounds. I don't want to go into detail but as you can see Akagi is a devoted player whose dream was always to strive for the best. Sakuragi joined basketball to impress a girl but ended up falling in love with the game. Rukawa is basically Michael Jordan and plays to be #1. Slam Dunk is also realistic and point out the flaws, fallacies, cohesion and all intangible aspects of the game. No one is perfect and everyone has flaws. Mitsui can't play more than 3 quarters, Rukawa is a ball hog, Sakuragi has no offense, Akagi is a liability at the free throws. Slam Dunk presents the basketball inside and out. What players have to go through and the struggles they must overcome to help their team.

I just couldn't keep this all in, I wrote this in like 10 minutes without thinking twice. I wrote whatever pop up to my mind so there you have it, I will put some more thought into it later on if I feel like I miss anything but I am in a hurry so toodles.
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Gameplay- A member of the generation of mriacles is a shooting specialist. I dont have a problem with that but when you portray the character with a surreal shot, it just makes the who thing unwatchable. His shooting arc is so high that it can almost touch the ceiling of the gym... I kid you not and that is when I finally give up and lost all credibility for this anime to be deemed watchable.

I can understand ppl in NBA dont shoot that many high angle shots for they are more inacurate then lower shots. Still I think a lot ppl can do it, rly with practice u'll get a feeling for those high angle shots. I studied on a border school for 4 years. All I did was getting the basket ball and try to shoot and hit. At some point this became soo easy i started at 3 pointers after that i wanted to do them without touching the ring. The only way to go is doing it from a higher angle. At some point I got some feeling for it. Ofc i dont shoot a 100% but lets say 40% hit on 3 pointer circle other 60% bounce off on the ring. But to get to the point people can get a feeling for it so dont say its impossible to hit a shot like that.

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This anime focuses on 2 players instead of the whole team.

Well its true but doesnt every anime has that in the end. Ofc there are multiple characters but in the end its only about a small group of characters. In the 9th episode both Kuroko and Kagami where send to the bench. It was time to show what the seniors can do.
The captain is a good shooter, another guy has great insight and a tird has a good hook shot. Mby a bit late but its not those 2 all the time.
Further more Kuroko is the main character with the smallest screen time in anime history as far as I can remember.
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Posted 1/14/13
You may not like the show but I do! I also liked slam dunk but I liked the animation of Kuroko and Kagami a lot ! I also liked the other players a lot and can't wait for a secon season. Wish Slam Dunk was longer. I also love soccer animation too
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Posted 8/15/13
I am only on the 5th episode of this anime but i remember reading that you were on the 8th. Maybe have to give the anime more time to see new characters come out. Slam dunk did not start getting good until about episode 17. It took time for the anime to create a team
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