The back cover illustration of the new collection “PLUS / SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS 2” of the manga “SLAM DUNK” by Inoue Takehiko has been released. It will be on sale from Apr. 3, 2020.

“SLAM DUNK” is originally a manga by Inoue Takehiko serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” from 1990 to 1996. It is the leading work of the same magazine where the combined issue 3/4, which was published in 1995 and recorded the largest number of copies printed in “Weekly Shonen Jump”, featured all pages full-colored at the beginning of the issue.
The story depicts a rookie basketball player named Sakuragi Hanamichi who joined the Shohoku High School Basketball Club. His talent grows rapidly in his rivalry with his teammate Rukawa Kaede and playing games with Kyougou High School.

“PLUS / SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS 2” is a collection that includes more than 130 illustrations of “SLAM DUNK”. This is the second installment of the collection “PLUS / SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS” published in Jun. 1997.

The back cover illustration is newly drawn by the original author, Inoue Takehiko. Akagi, Mitsui, Rukawa, and other members of the Shohoku High School Basketball Club are depicted.
In addition to the previously announced “11 new illustrations drawn by Inoue Takehiko”, it has been decided that three new drawings will be included in the collection, reaching a total of 14 new illustrations.

“SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS 2”, a new collection of “SLAM DUNK”, will be released on Apr. 3, 2020. The price is 3,600 yen (excluding tax).

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