The folks at New Video Group/Cinedigm continue to pick up some interesting titles that have been overlooked for years. The latest one to get the nod is Slam Dunk: Season 1, Vol. 1 with the first volume slated for a December 9th, 2014 release. The release listing information doesn’t have any details on how many episodes it will contain, but it’s priced at $19.99 and will be a monolingual release like all the streams have been. The series, based on the manga of the same name, aired between 1993 and 1996 for 101 episodes.
Plot concept: 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.
[Source: Slam Dunk from New Video/Cinedigm]