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Cinedigm Sets New ‘Slam Dunk’ Anime DVD Release, Reveals Cover

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Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk

The folks at New Video Group/Cinedigm picked up the rights to Slam Dunk last September with plans to release the first volume in December of last year, but that didn’t happen and things have been quiet since. Now the first volume has a new release date of May 12th, 2015 and the first piece of cover artwork has been revealed for it as well. The release listing information originally didn’t  have any details on how many episodes it will contain, but that’s now been updated. The set will have the first fourteen episodes and will include the previously created English language dub as well as the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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.

Slam Dunk Volume 1 Cover

[Source: Slam Dunk]

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