Slam Dunk: The classic comic series of love for basketball

Can a comic book help bring basketball to many generations? The answer is “Yes” to Slam Dunk’s case.


Since the series was released in 1990, in 2010, Inoue Takehiko has been awarded a compliment by the Japan Basketball Association for publicizing the sport throughout Japan. In the world, a whole generation of 8x and 9x young people must admit that they come to basketball because of Slam Dunk.

Not everyone knows Slam Dunk has a very high status in society. It is in the Top 10 best-selling manga of all time, even though it has only 31 episodes at the time of its release within 6 years. Slam Dunk’s English translation is also ranked in the Top 100 comics according to votes from prestigious American comic magazines.

Bức hình và bài viết gây nhầm lẫn về hình mẫu của Hanamichi.

After that, author Inoue Takehiko also released two more series of stories to take the theme of basketball is Buzzer Beater and Real but did not achieve much success with Slam Dunk. By 2012, Slam Dunk sold more than 120 million copies in Japan alone, becoming a phenomenon in the sports comic genre.

Inoue Takehiko began to have the idea of ​​drawing Slam Dunk long since he loved basketball from high school. When the first pages of the series were completed, the author was surprised when he received many letters from readers saying they started playing this sport from manga. Previously, Inoue Takehiko’s editor with the old thought also told him that “basketball is a ban in this world (manga)”, because it is hard to believe that the series with such content can sell well.

In the first episode of Slam Dunk, readers can see that the main content still follows the storytelling of the school and the stories of student gangs with basketball-only jewelry as a background.

Rodman trong mái tóc đỏ có nhiều pha bóng y xì Hanamichi.

From those letters, Inoue Takehiko has more faith to decide that he will dig deeper into basketball matches. Thereby, it is possible to convey the feelings or thoughts of the players whenever they win or as they fail. With this series, Inoue wants readers to feel the zeal and increase their love for basketball.

The author’s memories also affect Slam Dunk. At first, he went to basketball just because he wanted to get married with his girlfriends, but later he became addicted. This is also the story of the main character Hanamichi Sakuragi, who plays basketball only for the girl he likes, then gradually becomes deeply attached.

Pha bóng này của Sawakita cũng được lấy mẫu từ pha bóng tương tự của Jordan.

This is shown in a very moving image at the end of the story. When Hanamichi was unconscious after an injury, he took the role of his girlfriend and said: “I really like it. This time I’m telling the truth”. Many people mistakenly believe this is a confession to Haruko but actually is Hanamichi’s confession to basketball.

Some concepts to know about comics

Comic book – in French is bande dessinée and in Japanese is manga – was considered only for the illiterate. Cultural people who hold reading will be considered illiterate.


Today, comics are widely loved, and occupy an honorable place on the library’s newspaper compartments. Over the past half century, the perception of this type of art has changed rapidly, most clearly through the definition of this word in the Petit Larousse dictionary Illustré.

In 1968, comics were defined as “stories presented with drawings accompanied by characters’ lines”. And in 1981, comics were interpreted as a “series of paintings” accompanied by a narration of an action (action) whose evolution was presented in steps from one image to another without interrupts the continuity of the story, as well as the presence of the character.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Một số khái niệm cần biết về truyện tranh

Burne Hogarth, co-director of the School of Visual Arts, writes: “Some people think that comics are not pure art, because it depends on the annotation but in fact substance is also just a literary genre. But how can it be literary, when the comic tries to give up the expression in words to replace the movements, the posture, the movement?”.The father of comics, comic book artists Swiss Rodolphe Topffer calls comics “comic literature”.

Whatever the definition, we see comics exploiting the creativity of artists and story writers. Comics are a combination of visual arts and literature. Literature is not always necessary, because the series of consecutive serials that do not need comments still make viewers understand the story and action of the characters. Moreover, comics are not merely entertaining, they also convey abstract concepts that sometimes cannot be expressed in words.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Một số khái niệm cần biết về truyện tranh

Comic books, regardless of age of readers, from preschool children to retired elderly, love comics. Under the title of Tintin comic magazine, the words “for ages 7 to 77” are always printed. However, when it comes to the development history of comics, not all of us know it well. The picture has a long history. It is related to prehistoric figures on cliffs in caves and Egyptian hieroglyphs. If you understand comic books as stories by drawings, then the cave drawings 35,000 years ago are “comics”.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Một số khái niệm cần biết về truyện tranh

It is said that comics are stories told by pictures combined with writing, then the frescoes in ancient Egyptian tombs are called the oldest comics. From time immemorial, people attach great importance to the expression of religious themes through drawings to convey the message to viewers more easily. True picture stories must be shown on paper or animal skin, and bound into books. It was born in the Middle Ages, illustrated books that recount the Bible’s stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using “Allah” To Refer Hero, Ultraman Has Been Banned In Malaysia

An Ultraman comic book has been banned in Malaysia since 2014 because it uses the word “Allah” to describe the Japanese action hero.

In a statement in 2014, The Home Ministry said that the Malaysia verison of “Ultraman: The Ultra Power” contained lots of elements that can consume the public security and societal ethics. It is said that: “Ultraman is idolised by many children”. And equating the main character, Ultraman King, with Allah would especially confuse Muslim children and damage their reliance.

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Allah, the Arabic word for God, is usually used to refer to God in the Malay language. The government says Allah should be exclusively segregated for Muslims due to concerns its use by others would confuse Muslims and ruin them to convert. Malay Muslims account for about 60 percent of 30 million people in Malaysia, while Christians makeup only about 9 percent of the population in this country. The ministry said that Allah is holy for Muslims and warned that the irresponsible use of that word can rile the community and menace the public safety.

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Ultraman is a fictional Japanese superhero who fights with monsters and first appeared on television in the 1960s. A line in this comic book said that Ultraman is considered and respected as Allah, or the Elder, to all super heros.

The ministry said: “The Ultraman character is not prohibited and only this edition is banned”. It warned that anyone who is caught because of distributing the book could be sentenced three years in prison. The government which postponed the word Allah has stimulated a controversy in this multi-racial Southeast Asian country, where many Malay-speaking Christians commonly use Allah to refer to God.

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Religious tensions have been high in the past five years after the Catholic church went to court to ransack the right to use Allah in its weekly newspaper. Last year, a lower court adjudicated to support the government, which the Catholic church has appealed to the country’s highest court. The Federal Court told that it will decide at a later date whether to hear the case.