Wednesday, July 15, 2009

FW:Real Life Hanamichi Sakuragi of Slam Dunk Anime

I just know that Slam Dunk is based on the real life story of a student named "Sakuragi Hanamichi". It's his story and his life which then was made into a manga then an anime!
A student who joined the basketball club just for his girlfriend!

Hanamichi Sakuragi was born in 1968 in a family of the common working class. His mother passed away when he was very young, without the love of his mother he use the violence (out-on-the-street fights) to resolve his problems. As a young boy he was very tall at the age of 12 average 1.75 mts, and his body began to acquire force and a lot of resistance through his fights. Once he had a fight with the students in the sports zone of the University of Tokyo ; his abilities to fight, velocity and to and phycality they attracted the coach of the basketball team, and offered him to join the team.

In a party of practice, at the age of 17, against the National Team of Japan, Hanamichi of 1.89 mts, was the unique one that was not frightened by the professionals and noted 33 points alone: 10 shots, 3 nailed, 1 triple, 1 shot that did not find the terminology to explain, and 2 free shots.

Although its team lost with only 59 points (59 – 115), had been an excellent first game for Hanamichi.� Basketball was in chaos, and he was named “The Hope of the Japanese Basketball”. Nevertheless, its father fell sick a year later. Hanamichi went of return to Tokyo , and this trip would cost him all. He descended of the bus in Tokyo and he was on the verge of crossing the street across the hospital when a car that went very fast hit him . Although he had the “body of steel”, the impact simply was too strong. He collapsed, they carried him to the hospital. Unfortunately it was too late… before they sent him to the operating room died from internal hemorrhage, only with 18 years of age.

The World of the Japanese Basketball was completely destroyed, they called this loss “Colossal”. The mangaca Takehiko Inoue created its series” Slam Dunk” based on the history of this youth.


What a great lesson from Hanamichi Sakuragi~ NO FEARS!!! 

Additional note for myself:

Being Fearless but not being rude, I think I've being a little over recently. 


  1. OMG loving this manga i never there is such a touching real story behind it, goshhhhhhhhhhhh!

    thanks for sharing, this is really very precious for a manga otaku like me T_T

  2. same thank you for sharing this. Very appreciated

  3. i love hanamichi sakaragi somuch am fan of him when i read his real story now am goina jus hanamichi sakaragi if u wish to mail who ever see this plese add me has ur and talk about hanamichi k my email id is or

  4. im a huge fan of hanamichi sakuragi... The confidence that he had in himself even when he was just an amateur inspired me a lot. In the anime,despite all the bragging,he nevertheless played a major role in boosting up my self confidence... I was exhilarated when i came to know that slam dunk is based on a true story... But its certainly disappointing to know that a basketball genius such as himself met with a tragic accident and lost his life.... Hats off to Inoue for converting this story into an anime. Three cheers for HANAMICHI... HIP HIP HURRAY ....HIP HIP HURRAY...HIP HIP HURRAY... YOU WILL LIVE IN OOUR HEARTS FOREVER..

  5. wow!! i have watched sla, dunk since i was a kid i would have never guessed that sakuragi was real. i have found new meaning in the manga now

  6. This is not real...musician yoshiki is the real name of that person...

  7. betul ke bukan? google yoshiki tp tkder pon gmbr tu kuar. huhu.

  8. this is yoshiki

  9. such a nice work done to the authors of the SLAM DUNK. weew, when i was a child, i used to watch it every afternoon, after school, even though ryt now that im college, such a nice story, i really love SAKURAGI <3 <3 <3

  10. its so sad

    i love the anime

    now i love it more because it real -_-

  11. Now im crying after seeing the real life story of sakuragi. Real i became the fan of this manga and anime .... Its the best anime ever.

  12. awesome anime...awesome manga....and awesome big real story :D :D :D