Slam Dunk

Season 1 Episode 3

Gorilla vs. Hanamichi! Final Confrontation

Aired Unknown Nov 06, 1993 on Toei Animation



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Akagi: How's that! This is the 'kids game' that you look down on. Don't underestimate basketball!(utter in a loud, piercing tone...referring to Sakuragi)

    • Sakuragi: That gorilla is such an evil guy! He collects gorillas from the zoo to make up his team and calls himself captain!! (with a louder voice)
      Sakuragi: We can't let such wild and violent animals roam free in OUR beloved world of basketball!!

    • Kogure: Yeah, according to critics Akagi's strength does not lie in a powerful offense but rather from his tough defense...
      Yasu: Who did you hear that?
      Kogure: During last year's Prefectural Competition, Akagi blocked 2m tall center, Uozumi's shot... the image still vivid in my mind...Akagi is probably the best player in the entire country...but...Because the rest of us were so bad...we lost the first gamesob...sob....

  • Notes

    • Sakuragi gives Akagi the nickname Gori, which means gorilla. Given how Akagi is protrayed in caricature, his nickname's not too far off.

  • Allusions

    • Tracy McGrady: During All Star weekend in 2001, Tracy McGrady threw the ball off the backboard, and dunked it.