Slam Dunk

Season 1 Episode 29

Hanamichi! Pennant Race Debut

Aired Unknown Jun 18, 1994 on Toei Animation
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The match starts, and Anzai refuses to put Sakuragi, Rukawa, Mitsui, and Miyagi, in the starting line-up. For what reason? As punishment for fighting. Will Anzai keep it like this for the entire game?

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  • Funny.

    It seems like coach Anzai has started the game without four of his best players; Sakuragi, Miyagi, Mitsui, an Rukawa, as punishment for fighting. Shohoku was easily getting blown out by Miuradai by guarding only Akagi, who's only help is Kogure. Though with a couple of slam dunks from the big gorilla, he was able to energize his team full of young players, and put up a respectable fight against a strong Miuradai squad. Coach Anzai asked his four players if they learned their lesson, in which they all obviously said yes. He substituted them in, and the real match is just starting.

    This was learning more towards a funny episode than a serious one. Anzai looking away as Sakuragi asked him why the four of them aren't starting, and saying it's for punishment, was pretty funny. Even Haruko was haunted by Sakuragi, when she predicted what everyone's points total will be, she forgot Sakuragi, and on the notebook, a small Sakuragi pops out. Plus, everyone in their chibi form, arguing among themselves on who fought first, was pretty hilarious. I just love seeing Sakuragi in his unmuscular form, and Rukawa in his unmuscular, and sarcastic form. Though while this episode wasn't really serious, it had its moments. It was badass how they all entered the floor, all confident and cocky. Plus, all of this of them not playing, really built up that hot bloodedness within you. You just can't wait to see Miuradai's faces when they see what Sakuragi, Rukawa, Miyagi, and Mitsui, are made of.moreless

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    • Rukawa: Now there's three of them are morons...*sigh
      Sakuragi, Mitsui and Miyagi surround Rukawa in super-deformed mode.
      Mitsui: You're the one who hit me first! You short-tempered jerk!
      Sakuragi: Now you're calling us moron!
      Miyagi: Rukawa, how dare you insult your sempai!
      There's a long silence as Rukawa stares at them. Then...
      Rukawa: (hear no evil) You're blocking my view.
      Mitsui, Miyagi and Sakuragi look like they're going to explode.

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