KONTAK PERKASA FUTURES – Masahiro Matsuoka, the drummer and vocalist for the rock band Tokio, stands out with his hairstyle, which stands up in the front. On July 27, he revealed on Tokio‘s TV program, Tokio Kakeru, where he got the look: Slam Dunk.

“I look like this now, but I think long ago it stood up even more,” Matsuoka said. “It was more like [Akira] Sendou’s.” His bandmates agreed that the resemblance to Matsuoka was strong. Matsuoka didn’t claim to be a basketball player, but he did speak fondly of playing dodgeball, since he could “protect kids I liked.”

Matsuoka’s band member, Tomoya Nagase, has starred as a manga character come to life in the NTV drama Naku na Hara-chan.

An anime adaption of the manga Slam Dunk was premiered since 1993. It is produced by Toei Animation. Directing the series is Nobutaka Nishizawa.

The anime premiered October 16, 1993 and ended March 23, 1996.

The first opening song is “Kimi ga Suki da to Sakebitai” by Baad and the second opening song is “Zettai ni, Daremo” by ZYYG. The first ending song is “Anata Dake Mitsumeteru” by Maki Ohguro, the second ending song is “Sekai ga Owaru Made wa…” by Wands, the third ending song is “Kirameku Toki ni Torawarete” by Manish, and the fourth ending song is “My Friend” by Zard.

Hanamichi Sakuragi (桜木 花道 Sakuragi Hanamichi) is the main protagonist of the series. At the beginning of the series, Sakuragi is a slacker, good for nothing other than fighting delinquent, who’s the leader of the feared “Sakuragi Legion” (Hanamichi’s Army in the English Dub), which consists of his four friends Mito, Noma, Ohkusu and Takamiya. Sakuragi’s quest for love is nothing but humiliating. He is always trying to ask girls out, but is rejected constantly, the fiftieth rejection occurring at the start of the series. He then met Haruko Akagi, a lovely and friendly basketball fangirl, whom he fell in love with, immediately. Haruko’s encouragement led to him to join the Shohoku basketball team. However, as a complete beginner, he is not able to keep up with the rest of the team at first, despite his physical attributes (great height, athleticism, stamina, speed and leaping ability). With just 4 months, he has become a fully realized basketball player and is now considered a player that Shohoku cannot afford to lose.

Source : animenewsnetwork.com