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[ rated pg ] Slam Dunk!

A Parent's Guide to Anime
Rated: PG
Parental Guidance Advised

Review by Elizabeth Xu:

Slam Dunk's an anime about a high school teenanger, named Hanamichi Sakuragi, who on his first day in high school, met a really cute girl who liked basketball. To impress her, he joined the Shohoku basketball team and learned to play, at first just for the girl, but later, he truly learned to love the game. The basketball team then went on with their grand goal: to win national championships.

This anime focuses mainly on the themes of team work, team spirit, goals, dreams, friendship, and perseverence, and other lightening themes. Love isn't as prominent as friendship here, but it is present, too.

This is a very comical anime, and super deformity of the characters is extremely frequent.

Parent's Guide Rating:

Yellow (parental guidance suggested)

There is hardly any nudity and no sexual content in this anime, except one small scene where you see Sakuragi's butt for 1 second, and it was super deformed.

The only thing that wouldn't be suitable for very young children is that there are some fight scenes, which are bloody, and a (very little) bit of language.

Overall, Slam Dunk is a wonderful anime for all audiences, and I'm on the borderline of giving it a Green Light and a Yellow Light, simply because of some violence.

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