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Kuroko’s Basketball

Kuroko’s Basketball

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.

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addrid addrid says...

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.

SugarCookies95 SugarCookies95 says...

Yeah I totally agree with this recommendation. Both series are quite similar in many different ways. 

miko miko says...

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.

Mr. Fullswing

Mr. Fullswing

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.

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

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.

Fight no Akatsuki

Fight no Akatsuki

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?

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happicat happicat says...

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.

Kokou no Hito

Kokou no Hito

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?

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069JLU 069JLU says...

Both have a sporty aspect to it and a storyline that make you wnat to play the sport yourself.

For Someone

For Someone

A oneshot about a boy who will do anything to impress a girl that he likes. What he wants is a kiss from her, but will he get one?

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Kari5 Kari5 says...

Both of these manga are about a guy who joins a sports team to impress a girl. Both guys are very similar; they are over-energetic and determined when it comes to impressing their crush, but always fall short even when they excel in their sports.

Real

Real

Tomomi is a high school dropout who was tragically responsible for crippling a beautiful girl he had just met; Kiyoharu is an ex track star whose bone cancer confined him to a wheelchair as a child; and Takahashi is newly handicapped due to an accident on his bike, stripping him as captain of the basketball team and his status as the alpha male of his gang of friends. Each of these young men shares something in common – their love for basketball. Though society may look down on them, these new friends will come to terms with themselves and their situations, and show their love of the game.

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Lews Lews says...

These mangas both portray basketball as intense, exciting, being written and drawn by the same mangaka, they share the same kind of comedy and art (though Real is by far superiorly drawn), They have very different feelings.

Slam Dunk is about a passionate, young delinquent who falls in love with basket and shares an amazing time with his high school mates. Real however follows a another basket ball delinquent who meets a handicap basketball player who moves like the wind.

If you like sports manga, these are probably the best, both of shounen and seinen.

Ping Pong Dash!

Ping Pong Dash!

Haruku Tendo is the strongest Yankee, striking fear into all of Ibaraki Prefecture. He meets the beauty Sawa, and then discovers ping pong?!

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ReyKaNeel ReyKaNeel says...

If you loved Slam Dunk because of Sakuragi then you will love Ping Pong Dash! for Haruku.

Both would not win a cup in an IQ test, but they win all hearts by fighting hard for their Dreams.

In both cases I really loved how they have "outgrown" of their simple Yankee-Live by working hard and still remained true to themselves.#yankeesforlive <3

Dear Boys

Dear Boys

Aikawa Kazuhiko was the captain of Tendoji high-school prestigious basketball team. He moves into a new town to attend Mizuho high school and joins its basketball team. However, Mizuho high's basketball team is far from being prestigious, in fact, it's a now defunct basketball team. Nevertheless to say, Kazuhiko's presistence, passion and basketball skills inspired other team members of the dysfunctional basketball team to gear up and start practicing again.The aim is to play in the national tournaments where all young basketball players meet their opponents in basketball competition. The tale of youth of five protagonist: Fujiwara Takuya, Ishii Tsutomu, Dobasi Kenji and Aikawa Kazuhiko have just began along with the live of Mizuho high-school basketball team.

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Dash! Kappei

Dash! Kappei

The greatest sportsman in the world is Kappei, a sixteen-year-old high school boy who gets his strength from the sight of a nice pair of knickers.

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Kuroko's Basketball: Extra Game

Kuroko's Basketball: Extra Game

Kuroko and his team square off American street basketball challengers.

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