The 9th Soul

The real Hanamichi Sakuragi of Slamdunk!

Posted in Random by Fated Blue on August 22, 2010



I just came across this blog psychedeniqueFido Dido and saw this post, it seem that there was real Hanamichi Sakuragi that lived before in Japan. This is for those who didn’t know about the story yet.

Hanamichi Sakuragi was born in 1968 in a familyof the common working class. His mother passed away when he was very young, without the love of his mother he use the violence (out-on-the-street fights) to resolve his problems. As a young boy he was very tall at the age of 12 average 1.75 mts, and his body began to acquire force and a lot of resistance through his fights. Once he had a fight with the students in the sports zone of the University of Tokyo; his abilities to fight, velocityand tough physicality they attracted the coach of the basketball team, and offered him to join the team.

In a party of practice, at the age of 17, against the National Team of Japan, Hanamichi of 1.89 mts, was the unique one that was not frightened by the professionals and noted 33 points alone: 10 shots, 3 nailed, 1 triple, 1 shot that did not find the terminology to explain, and 2 free shots.

Although its team lost with only 59 points (59 – 115), had been an excellent first game for Hanamichi. Basketball was in chaos, and he was named “The Hope of theJapanese Basketball”. Nevertheless, its father fell sick a year later. Hanamichi went of, return to Tokyo, and this trip would cost him all. He descended of the bus in Tokyo and he was on the verge of crossing the street across the hospital when a car that went very fast hit him . Although he had the “body of steel”, the impact simply was too strong. He collapsed, they carried him to the hospital. Unfortunately it was too late… before they sent him to the operating room (he) died from internal hemorrhage, only with 18 years of age.

The World of the Japanese Basketball was completely destroyed, they called this loss “Colossal”. The mangaca Takehiko Inoue created its series” Slam Dunk” based on the history of his youth.

How tragic 😦 then again, if it weren’t for his death, Slam Dunk wouldn’t have been made. So thank you and may you rest in peace, Sakuragi-kun. Thank you for inspiring the wonderful manga that made it the most popular of all basketball manga out there.

10 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. igme said, on August 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm


    The guy in the pic is YOSHIKI, leader of X-Japan.

    • anima9 said, on August 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      LOL nice catch! I better report this to my source xD

  2. animate said, on August 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Truly it was a fake picture. How about the story can somebody tell us if it is also fake.

  3. JCTou said, on September 6, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Why the hell would you post a fake pic if the story is true?
    For at least just post the info if your trying to make it real., :/
    I’ll go for igme

    • anima9 said, on September 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm

      It’s for reference sake. I already did indicate that the picture was fake. Just goes to show that I’m not shy on showing people I make mistakes in blogging. It’s also for respect to igme 🙂

      • JCTou said, on September 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm

        One of my friends post it in Facebook. So I got interested and search for more. Only to find out that it’s fake, hehehe… But I wish it was true.. somehow. :3
        Now I’m announcing it to my Facebook. 🙂
        If you look at the pic, Yoshiki’s hair looks like Hanamichi’s. So I too, like most of us, believed it in the first place., ^_^
        (*sigh…) I still really want to believe it to be true.,

  4. Joyce Cathy Lobendino said, on October 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    aa …. its hard to accept that hanamichi is gone … sad to hear that

  5. anika said, on October 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    don’t know whether the picture is fake but the story is true, or both of them are not true… haaaizzzt…

  6. char said, on December 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    i like but what happen to sakuragi at age of 18

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: