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They were known as the 'Generation of Miracles' – five basketball prodigies who helped lead Teiko Middle School's basketball team to glory, defeating anyone who got in their way. But a mysterious rumor tells of a sixth, a phantom player who the five prodigies respected greatly. That boy is Tetsuya Kuroko, a freshman at Seirin High and the newest member of the basketball club. Alongside strong teammates such as Taiga Kagami, Kuroko will use his unique skills on the court to help the team defeat old rivals and make their way to the championships.
Both mangas are based on the story of senior highschool basketball teams, and their way to the top of Japan.
Kuroko no Basket (KnB) and Slam Dunk (SD) are similar in several aspects, such as main characters. Sakuragi is playing same position, as Kagami. Both of them are similarly looking, their main power is their jumping, both are quite stupid, thus making funny scenes throughtout the series.
Many KnB's characters have some "unique" powers, which are brilliantly handed, since they are all based on reality (even thought exaggerated little bit). SD lacks something like this.
Since KnB is much newer than SD, I would say that its better in many things than SD, KnB's story isnt as slow-paced as SD's, which makes it more interesting.
Overall, both series are excellent. If you liked one, you will liked the other one as well.
Yeah I totally agree with this recommendation. Both series are quite similar in many different ways.
another sports pairing, this time both are dealing with basketball, so if you're a big time fan of sports or basket ball in general then this is for you.
Baseball, girls, gags, and one big idiot: that's Mr Fullswing for you. The new generation of sports/gag manga has been born with the release of this insane series.
To put it simply - Mr. Fullswing is refreshed, baseball version of Slam Dunk. Both are comedy sports mangas, with arrogant main character. The protagonist decides to join a sport club, since he have fallen in love with manager. Even though he knows nothing about the sport, his raw power makes him potentially a great player.
While Mr.Fullswing sometimes have too many gags (to a point, that it gets tiresome ) both mangas are amusing sport stories. If you like one, you should give the other one a try too.
Akatsuki and his good friend Kiyoharu (whom Akatsuki calls Kiyo-chan) have been playing one-on-one basketball for quite sometime. Unfortunately, things started to change after they joined a very strong basketball team in their new school. Both of them were forced to separate into two groups: Kiyoharu was in the "B" group, and poor Akatsuki was put under "F" group, which is known as the "Failure" group. However, Akatsuki was not discouraged at all. He continues to train hard and always has a smile on his face. Will Akatsuki succeed in his promise to Kiyoharu to become an official player? And what is blocking the path to his goal?
For fans of basketball mangas, these two are a must read. Slam Dunk is more of a classic treasure while Akatsuki is somewhat new. Both offer amazing effort put in by the characters in their quest to be recognized by their surroundings. Excellent reads and not to be missed for a basketball fan.
Mori Buntaro transfers to Yokosuka North High School and wants nothing more than to be alone, even going so far as to ignore his teachers and brazenly skip class. But when Hajime Miyamoto challenges him to climb the school building as a form of hazing, Mori feels alive for the first time in years. Awakened to the thrill of rock climbing, he pursues his goal to reach to the sky, but can he learn to work in tandem with others, or will he be forever seeking the heights alone?