Top 10 most influential Japanese cartoons in China
Updated: 2016-11-02 07:32
By Zhang Xingjian(chinadaily.com.cn)
Poster of Slam Dunk [Photo/Weibo.com]
2 (tie). Slam Dunk: 9.5
Slam Dunk is a sports-themed manga series set in a basketball team from Shohoku High School. Centering on the growing story of Hanamichi Sakuragi, the far-reaching manga has many characters including handsome Kaede Rukawa, brave Takenori Akagi, considerate Mitsui Hisashi and lovely Haruko Akagi.
In a survey from Oricon in 2009, it was ranked first as the manga that fans wanted to be turned into a live-action film. Also, the huge success of Slam Dunk is cited as an influence in the increased popularity of basketball among the Chinese youth during the 1990s. And the character Kaede Rukawa is well-received and manages to win the heart of thousands of female students in China.