In case you still can’t get over the hype of The First Slam Dunk, Netflix just released the original Slam Dunk anime in select countries.
This iconic 90s basketball anime was released without much fanfare on Netflix in the Philippines and in a couple of other countries. While its release wasn’t highlighted on Netflix’s social media platforms, the app does showcase the anime to let fans know that it’s finally streaming there.
Specifically, all 101 episodes of the OG anime series by Toei Animation, meaning you can relive the entire anime from the comfort of your own screen (no need to wait for it to air on TV).
Of course, as with most Netflix anime releases, Slam Dunk is only available in a limited number of countries (due to how streaming rights work). According to uNoGS.com, the anime has been released on March 31 in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Meanwhile, it’s also available in Japan and South Korea, though it has been released in those countries for a while now.
Slam Dunk is easily one of the most popular anime in the Philippines. Aside from airing on local TV, the anime was a huge hit thanks to the country’s love for basketball.
In case you haven’t seen it yet though, even though it has aged, it’s still very much an incredible series. Though if you want a better idea of what it’s about, the original manga by Takehiko Inoue is described as:
Hanamichi Sakuragi’s got no game with girls–none at all! It doesn’t help that he’s known for throwing down at a moment’s notice and always coming out on top. A hopeless bruiser, he’s been rejected by 50 girls in a row! All that changes when he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko, and she’s actually not afraid of him! When she introduces him to the game of basketball, his life is changed forever…
With the anime’s release, here’s hoping that Netflix also releases The First Slam Dunk movie soon!