Original Author: Takehiko Inoue
Anime First Broadcasted in Japan: 1993
Do you like basketball? This is the question the cute Haruko Akagi poses to Hanamichi Sakuragi who was famous for being rejected by fifty girls in junior high school, to set his heart aflame. But .fortune doesn't comes so easily. There was already a boy a one-sided love from her, his name is Kaede Rukawa. A star player in junior high school, Kaede is Hanamichi's lifelong rival. In addition, Haruko's older brother, Takenori Akagi, is the captain of the basketball team. With all this, Hanamichi's high school days open full of animation.