Slam Dunk

The WORST episodes of Slam Dunk

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Hanamichi Sakuragi, an entering Shohoku high school freshman, holds a record for being rejected by 50 girls during middle school. His nearly 2 meters height and bright red hair causes most students to write him off as a delinquent. One day, a girl named Haruko Akagi approaches Hanamichi without any fear. When she asks Hanamichi "do you like basketball?" Hanamichi falls head over heels for the girl of his dreams. Without missing a beat, Hanamichi tells her he loves basketball, and the two head to the gymnasium where Hanamichi learns about the slam dunk. He also learns of Rukawa, one of the country's top basketball prospects, also a freshman at Shohoku.

Last Updated: 5/21/2022Network: TV Asahi
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Gori's Slump
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8.00
29 votes

#1 - Gori's Slump

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 6/3/1995

Something appears to be wrong with Akagi; after getting knocked down by Uozumi, he started playing horribly. Kogure was forced to call a timeout in order to straighten things out.

Formidable Enemy Miuradai's Secret Weapon
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8.50
58 votes

#2 - Formidable Enemy Miuradai's Secret Weapon

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/2/1994

Miuradai revealed a secret weapon of theirs that'll help them try and overcome Shohoku, and that's the ox Nato.

Die Basketball! Hanamichi vs. Rukawa
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8.55
73 votes

#3 - Die Basketball! Hanamichi vs. Rukawa

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/30/1993

After Rukawa beats up those thugs, Hanamichi is shocked and asks him for his name. When he discovers that he is the one that Haruko has a crush on, he becaomes angry. Then, Haruko comes and helps Rukawa with his wounds, but he dismisses her and this makes Hanamichi very angry. Haruko mistakes Hanamichi for injuring Rukawa and she says that she hates Hanamichi. Hanamichi's world comes tumbling down again.

The Gifted Basketball Player Is Born!?!
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8.55
89 votes

#4 - The Gifted Basketball Player Is Born!?!

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/16/1993

After being dumped by Yoko, a girl he really liked in Junior High, Sakuragi Hanamichi was devastated. On the first day of school, he was approached by a girl who asked him whether he likes basketball or not. He immediately said he loves it although he has no idea how to play the sport. His world is filled with hope again.

Basket Man Hanamichi Joins the Team
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8.64
61 votes

#5 - Basket Man Hanamichi Joins the Team

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/13/1993

Sakuragi mananges to dunk over/through Akagi. Akagi is intrigued by Sakuragi's raw power, but doesn't think he's got the drive to make it on the team. Still, he ponders what the team would be like if he was to join.

A Gutless Afternoon
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8.69
58 votes

#6 - A Gutless Afternoon

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/20/1993

Sakuragi Hanamichi has been training in the basics for two weeks under Ayako and he wants to play with the other. Akagi refused to let him play. Out of frustration, he quits the team. But after seeing Haruko's face, he changes his mind again.

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Hanamichi's Crisis! The Judo-man's Trap
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8.69
58 votes

#7 - Hanamichi's Crisis! The Judo-man's Trap

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/18/1993

Impressed by Sakuragi's raw power and general brute force, the captain of the judo club tries to recruit him away from the Basketball team.

Rukawa vs. Akagi. The Real Showdown
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8.78
59 votes

#8 - Rukawa vs. Akagi. The Real Showdown

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/4/1993

Akagi decides to test Rukawa's skills against his own to see if Rukawa really has the talent everyone says he does.

I'm Going to Play Basketball
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8.79
56 votes

#9 - I'm Going to Play Basketball

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/25/1993

Sakuragi declines Aota's offer of joining the Judo club. Kogure and Ayako were overjoyed at Sakuragi's refusal and Akagi was very much impressed by Sakuragi's words.

Beat Ryonan! Tough Rules the Night before the Game
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8.81
58 votes

#10 - Beat Ryonan! Tough Rules the Night before the Game

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/22/1994

The night before their game with Ryounan, Akagi decides to try and teach Sakuragi basic defense, starting with rebounding. Learning quickly, Sakuragi impresses Akagi. After the practice session, Sakuragi encounters a scout from Ryounan, and fills him in on who the REAL star is.....

Hanamichi Debut!! Dunk Explosion!
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8.82
57 votes

#11 - Hanamichi Debut!! Dunk Explosion!

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/11/1993

After successfully persuading Anzai to let him join the game, Sakuragi shows how much he has improved in basic skills such as dribbling. But in the game, he refuses to pass the ball to Rukawa out of jealousy.

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Basketball Shoes
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8.82
57 votes

#12 - Basketball Shoes

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/19/1994

The next day, Haruko has to accompany Sakuragi to the sports shop to buy a new pair of shoes because his old shoes are in a bad shape after the practice game with Ryonan.

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Our Love's Special Secret Training
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8.84
57 votes

#13 - Our Love's Special Secret Training

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/15/1994

Having mastered dribbling and passing, Sakuragi moves on to shooting, which is a lot harder than he had anticipated. Frustrated by his lack of skil, Sakuragi gets some extra help from an unlikely source: Haruko.

What's With This Guy?! Taoka's Miscalculation
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8.85
59 votes

#14 - What's With This Guy?! Taoka's Miscalculation

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/19/1994

With just 8 minutes left in the second half, Ryonan is still leading. Taoka tells the Ryonan to continue to attack. Sakuragi plays whole-heartily and this impressed Sendoh.

The Commoner's Shoot Is Difficult
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8.87
60 votes

#15 - The Commoner's Shoot Is Difficult

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/8/1994

After getting the permission to allow Sakuragi to learn the basics of shooting, Akagi asked Rukawa to demonstrate how to do lay-up shot. But Sakuragi got into a fight with Rukawa instead.

Last 2 Minutes! I'll Be the One to Defeat Sendo
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8.88
58 votes

#16 - Last 2 Minutes! I'll Be the One to Defeat Sendo

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/5/1994

Sendoh is amazed at how good Shohoku has become, thus begins to take the game seriously. Anzai then, calls both Rukawa and Sakuragi to approach, to tell them of his plan.

Shohoku vs Ryonan. The Secret Weapon
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8.90
59 votes

#17 - Shohoku vs Ryonan. The Secret Weapon

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/29/1994

Sakuragi is eager to play too, thinking of what Akagi has told him the previuos night. At Ryonan High, Anzai is greeted by Ryonan coach, Moichi Taoka. In the locker room, Anzai finally announces the starting five players who are Akagi, Yasuda, Shiozaki, Kogure and Rukawa.

Super Trouble Makers Hanamichi vs Miyagi
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8.93
55 votes

#18 - Super Trouble Makers Hanamichi vs Miyagi

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/26/1994

Ryota Miyagi returns to basketball after beening injured in a fight. Ayako heard rumors that Miyagi was back in school, so she decided to investigate. She brings along Sakuragi and see that Miyagi is into another fight realizing that Ayako and Sakuragi are together sparking jealously into his eyes which causes a problem. Will Miyagi and Sakuragi be able to coexist...

The Rebound King Sakuragi Hanamichi's Distress
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8.93
56 votes

#19 - The Rebound King Sakuragi Hanamichi's Distress

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/26/1994

Ryonan is leading with 3 points ahead of Shohoku, Taoka said that the game will depends on how Sakuragi plays. Meanwhile, Sakuragi begins to realize how important rebounds are.

Gorilla vs. Hanamichi! Big Showdown!!
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8.94
63 votes

#20 - Gorilla vs. Hanamichi! Big Showdown!!

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/6/1993

When Hanamichi calls basketball a 'dumb game', the captain of the basketball team challenges him because Hanamichi had made fun of his favorite game of all!

Shohoku Basketball Team's Last Day
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8.96
54 votes

#21 - Shohoku Basketball Team's Last Day

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/23/1994

A former member of the Shohoku team returns with a major axe to grind, which spells doom for the team.

Super Basketball Match With Ryonan
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8.98
56 votes

#22 - Super Basketball Match With Ryonan

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/5/1994

Sakuragi keeps begging Anzai to let him join the game. At 14 mins, Ryonan has a 0-15 lead, with everyone cheering for Sendoh. Sendoh and Uozumi, both play briliantly. The first half ends with a score of 42-50.

Time's Up! The Decisive Battle with Ryonan
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9.00
57 votes

#23 - Time's Up! The Decisive Battle with Ryonan

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/12/1994

Although Shohoku has lost the game, Sakuragi played very well for his first game. Sakuragi and Rukawa vowed that in their next game with Ryonan, they will beat Sendoh.

The Guy Who Wanted to Conquer the World
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9.02
54 votes

#24 - The Guy Who Wanted to Conquer the World

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/7/1994

Mitsui and Tetsuo were defeated, but Mitsui still continued to fight. Though when Akagi enters, the atmosphere becomes dense. Akagi slaps Mitsui around. Kogure then informs everyone that Mitsui use to be an excellent basketball player, and was even on the team. Kogure then proceeds to tell the rise and downfall of Mitsui's basketball career.

Mitsui's Peak, Trouble at 15
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9.02
52 votes

#25 - Mitsui's Peak, Trouble at 15

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/14/1994

It seems that Mitsui was once a great basketball player himself before High School. Though something happened during practice that changed his life forever.