Trivia / Slam Dunk

  • The Red Stapler: Many Japanese children started to play basketball just because they read the manga which in turn helped make basketball popular in Japan. Today, Japan's team is usually counted as one of the top teams in the region.
  • Screwed by the Network: The anime didn't get renewed for another period, so the nationals had to be cut. As a means of compensating, the remaining episode slots were made into a Fanservicey practice match with a few scenes mirroring the nationals.
  • What Could Have Been: The anime almost ended up airing on Toonami back when the block was still on Cartoon Network hours.