Already recognized as a top athlete from his junior high days, Rukawa immediately establishes himself as a rising star in the Shohoku high team. Focused, skillful and popular with the ladies, Rukawa is everything that Sakuragi is not, so it's little wonder that Sakuragi immediately sets his sights on Rukawa as his rival.
Haruko Akagi Sweet and pretty freshman Haruko loves basketball. When she spots Sakuragi in the halls on the first days of school, she immediately figures out that his height and strength makes him a great candidate for the basketball team.
Haruko's enthusiasm and belief in Sakuragi fuels much of his initial desire to play basketball, and she's always on the sidelines cheering him on. Much to Sakuragi's disappointment, Haruko sees him only as a friend, because she harbors an unrequited crush on Rukawa. Takenori Akagi Third year student Takenori is the captain of the Shohoku High basketball team. His passion for basketball makes him a bit of a hard-case, as he can be quite strict with players who don't take the sport as seriously as he does.
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