We Filipinos love watching Takehiko Inoue's creation entitled "Slam Dunk." So much so that we baptized Sakuragi's look alike in Philippine Basketball Marc Pingris as The Pinoy Sakuragi.
The reason why we're addicted to watching Hanamichi's exploits on the basketball court is complicated. Let's face the fact that he's not that good in playing basketball, but because he knows how to work hard and loves the sport as much as we do, we became his follower unconsciously.
During the ‘90s, the game of basketball experienced rapid globalization. Basketball fans around the world tuned in to watch the top talent in the game. Michael Jordan became the face of the basketball surge, rising to global super-stardom and inspiring a legion of fans — including Japanese manga artist, Takehiko Inoue.
In 1990, Inoue introduced the world to the fictional character Hanamichi Sakuragi – the protagonist in his popular “Slam Dunk” manga series. Sakuragi began as an outcast at his high school with a reputation for causing trouble. After a girl rejected him, he tried out for the basketball team, where he showcased his natural athleticism and helped turn his previously unknown high school team into an all-star contender in Japan.
MJ and Slam Dunk reached great heights in the 90's, making basketball a world-wide phenomenon. No wonder, Jordan Brand decided to bring to life the iconic Sakuragi in an epic collaboration.
Will the collaboration be available in the Philippines?
Well, good news to Pinoy Fans because according to my source, the Jordan Brand Slam Dunk Collection will be released in the Philippines and in other selected countries in Southeast Asia.
The products that will be released in Southeast Asia including the Philippines are:
1. Air Jordan 6 Retro Slam Dunk
2. Jordan Superfly 3 Slam Dunk
1.Slam Dunk tees
2.Jordan Superfly 3 Slam Dunk Tee
3. Air Jordan 6 Retro Slam Dunk Tee
4.Slam Dunk Cap
The collections will be available at the following stores across Southeast Asia, availability will depend on stores and are in very limited quantities.
You can buy them in Titan stores in the Philippines once their are officially out in our country. The previous post got changed according to my source.
-Titan stores across Metro Manila