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First Slam Dunk Episode Streamed with English Subs

posted on 2008-06-04 23:57 EDT
Original manga serialized in Shonen Jump magazine in Japan, U.S.

The IGN entertainment website has posted the first episode of Toei Animation's Slam Dunk anime series with English subtitles. Like Takehiko Inoue's original bestselling manga, the anime follows a hotheaded high school boy who joins the basketball team to impress the captain's sister, but ends up embracing the sport and his newfound teammates. Toei released four DVD volumes of the anime in 2005 before ceasing its direct distribution plans in North America. Viz Media has been serializing the original manga in Shonen Jump magazine since February, and the first compiled English volume will ship in September.

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