Is Hanamichi Sakuragi Real? I never thought that he was real all I know about him was that he is a high jumper of the Shohoku team in Slamdunk (a Japanese cartoon series). He also had a crush on Haruko Akagi which happens to be the younger sister of the team captain Takenori Akagi.

I just came across the blog of bob ong quotes and saw this post, it seems that there was real Sakuragi that lived before in Japan. This is for those who didn’t know about the story yet.

hanamichi sakuragi slamdunkHanamichi Sakuragi was born in 1968 in a family of the common working class. His mother passed away when he was very young, without the love of his mother he uses 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, velocity and 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 Sakuragi. Basketball was in chaos, and he was named “The Hope of the Japanese 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.

If this is real then thanks to Hanamichi Sakuragi for giving an idea to Takehiko Inoue to create the popular Japanese sports manga series Slam Dunk.

I know many of you are fans of Slamdunk, so if you think this story is credible, please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many other social media forms.

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12 comments… add one
  • realmakino330

    this is not true :)) LoLs~
    the story is nice but its not true..
    the guy is yoshiki the leder of X Japan band~ :))

  • alulabs♥

    he’s not the real sakuragi, because he’s a member of a band in Japan.

  • akfci

    its yoshiki from x japan”avery famous visual kei band in 1980’s”.. he’s 1 of the richest artist..producer of all time in japan and now touring the whole world again… and dont forget to check all of his bandmates specially hideto “hide” matsumoto

  • junrey

    I’m from the philippines .. i never thought that this is real that’s why i’ve been searching about HANAMICHI SAKURAGI ..

  • Tangerine

    That’s not the real Sakuragi. that’s YOSHIKI from X-Japan! :(

  • cristina

    sayang sana nakilala ko muna siya bago siya namatay :(((IDOL ko pa namn siya :((

  • XJapan

    guys ndi totoo to! Isa syang drummer/pianist ng sikat na rockstar band na XJAPAN, pangalan nya YOSHIKI.. sorry to burst your bubble guys pero ndi man sya si sakuragi sobrang galing nmn nya sa field of music.. legendary n cla eh

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    • mark

      sana ng a idol korin yan

      • kenneth ybanez

        I came from the Philippines, i am ONE of the SLAMDUNK follower.

        it is true or not? the life story above.

  • peanuts

    this is a fake story, the boy on the photo was a rockband member, or something like that.
    Takehiko Inoue found his inspiration from NBA during the 90’s.
    indeed, Sakuragi corresponds to Dennis Rodman, Rukawa to Michael Jordan, Mitsui to Craig Hodges, Akagi to Patrick Ewing… and there are a lot of other examples.

  • ぬず子

    sakuragi’s visual model is Mito kun from Kyoukaraorewa(manga title)
    sakuragi’s mental caracter model is Iwaki kun from Dokaben(sports manga title)
    Iwaki kun always say 『花は桜木、男は岩城』→桜木花道

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