Slam Dunk Season 1 DVDs Listed Under Cinedigm

posted on by Egan Loo

Home video distributor MVD and online retailer Amazon are listing a Slam Dunk - Season 1 Vol. 1 DVD release from New Video Group (Cinedigm) on December 9. MVD's listing for the US$19.95 two-disc volume gives the following story synopsis of the television anime based on Takehiko Inoue's manga:

Hanamichi Sakuragi is a high school punk who hates basketball, mostly because the girls he likes always prefer basketball players to him. Things change, however, when he meets the cute and available Haruko Akagi. She loves basketball and thinks Hanamichi has the height and prowess to play. Hanamichi, quite willing to settle for collateral affection, immediately takes up the sport, never mind the fact that he doesn't know the rules, cannot dribble and is constitutionally unsuited to teamwork and sportsmanship. If playing basketball will get Haruko to look at him then he'll be a basketball star! However, a weird thing happens to Hanamichi while struggling to make the team and play the game: he kind of starts to like it!

Toei Animation released the beginning of the anime on DVD with English dubbing and subtitles in North America in 2005.

Thanks to rukiia and wtk for the news tips

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