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15th Slam Dunk Scholarship Special Movie Brings Hope for Players and Fans!

Slam Dunk was the first sports manga that I ever read, and I fell inevitably in love with the series. The series oozes adrenaline to the point where you will breathlessly keep reading/watching the whole manga/anime with absolutely no breaks.

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Takehiko Inoue, the creator of this classic basketball series, admits that it is due to this sport that he was able to reach the hearts of fans. Thus in order to give back to the sport, he organized the Slam Dunk Scholarship.

The B.League is a professional men’s basketball league that is held in Japan. A Slam Dunk “Scholarship Special” movie will be aired at the B.League Final that will be held on 30th May.

This is not the upcoming Slam Dunk movie that was previously announced in January. This is just a movie that will serve the purpose of the scholarship.

You might not be familiar with the Slam Dunk Scholarship, so let me explain quickly. Takehiko Inou organized Slam Dunk Scholarship in 2006 to help Japanese students who wanted to pursue the sport.

His goal was to popularize basketball. Winners of the program receive a one-year basketball and academic scholarship to study at the South Kent School in Connecticut.

The 14th Slam Dunk Scholarship was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic, and the 15th selection will be held soon.

The upcoming special movie might be a motivational message for current and future players. However, the news is making every otaku happy since something is better than nothing.

We hope that foreign fans can also get access to the special movie and enjoy the spirit of basketball together!

About Slam Dunk

Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk manga was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1990 to 1996, comprising a total of 31 volumes.

The story follows Hanamichi Sakuragi, a highschool student who has a history of getting dumped by girls. He falls in love with a girl named Haruko, who loves basketball.

He starts taking an interest in basketball, plays a game with the captain of a basketball team, and wins.

Source: Shueisha Website

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