6. Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk anime

This classic 90s basketball anime probably inspired many of us to pick up basketball in school. After 20 years it’s still a great basketball anime to watch. Relive the antics of Sakuragi and his hilarious rivalry with his teammate Rukawa while basking in the brilliantly animated action of the games played. This anime has a bit of everything – from funny to heart wrenching moments and a bit of light hearted romance thrown in. It’s a classic sports anime that is definitely considered one of the pioneers of genre.

Why Watch it?: Again, nostalgia aside, Slam Dunk still manages to hold up to its modern successors blending comedy, sports action, romance and slice of life in a neat package. There’s a reason why it’s a classic

TV series: 101 episodes
Anime movies: 4 movies