Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue
Hanamichi Sakuragi is a high school teenager who could care less about basketball. In fact, even the mention of it hits a nerve—the last girl he tried to ask out turned him down for a basketball player! This all changes when he finally meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko Akagi. Basketball's her favorite thing in the world, and what better way to get her attention than to finally give it a shot?
Volume 20 of Slam Dunk proves to be one of the most exciting and suspenseful volumes in the series yet. They're up against all-star team Ryonan High for the chance they've been waiting for—a spot in the National tournament! Neither side is going down without a fight for this opportunity of a lifetime. As they enter the second half of the game, Ryonan holds a steady upper hand with a six-point lead. Although the going looks tough for team Shohoku, it's too early to call it anyone's game. They're ready to go all out until the very end!
One of the greatest things about this volume is not only the fast-paced action, but getting to see team Shohoku from a completely different angle. While the promises of teamwork and determination have been holding them up all season, their flaws begin to show through during this critical match. Ryonan's coach Takato can see right through them as he analyzes their weaknesses one by one—their issues with fouls, their lack of depth, and especially their inexperienced members. Hanamichi poses the greatest threat of all, as even the slightest mistake in such a tough game could cost them everything. Not even his enthusiasm can protect him from the fact that he's still just a greenhorn! Despite their setbacks, will the team pull through to reach the goal they've been reaching toward all season?
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by Julie Lutz