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After his personal mock fight with Rukawa and onwards, he shaved his hair into a semi-bald due to his mistake he had made in their battle against Kainan.
He wears a dark blue standard Shohoku winter school uniform from his initial appearance until their battle against Shoyo. Later, he wears a white short sleeve loose shirt throughout the series until he wears his white short sleeve openly loose button shirt.
During basketball training, Sakuragi wears a blue tank top which is tucked into his white shorts and wears and his white running shoes with two blue linings. He later wears the Nike Air Jordan Basketball shoes after his running shoes got destroyed in the end of the practice match against Ryonan. Later, the color of his tank top changed to black and now loose.
His basketball jersey uniform is red and black and it's alternately red and white.
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When he was at Wako Junior High School, Sakuragi's uniform was olive green, but in later flashbacks when he fought other delinquents from other schools, his uniform was purple. Personality Throughout the manga, he is very short-tempered, boisterous, arrogant, aggressive, very rude, and immature. He begins regarding himself as a "genius" even though he has not learned any skills. He also brags himself as the "Rebound King" when his rebounding ability has just started to surface, which was accepted and considered as valid.
His most recognizable trait is his red hair and shaves it as reparation for an error that led to a loss in the interhigh tournament against Kainan.
Despite his violent nature and rude personality, Sakuragi has a soft spot for girls and is extremely vulnerable and sensitive to them. This was seen when he was unable to defend himself from Rukawa fan girls' provocations and insults. While talking with girls, Sakuragi always speaks in a formal and polite way.
He also calls them using honorifics, as he always addresses Haruko as "Haruko-san", which is a way to talk to a person with a high status. He is also a simple-minded and a naive person. After their loss in the practice match against Ryonan, He felt a bit depressed, however, as soon as Haruko began to compliment him for his hard efforts in the match, he immediately returned to his senses.
Another time when Miyagi explained fakes in basketball, he showed amazement and described it as terrifying for deceiving opponents. His naivety and simple judgement earned him the nickname of "Simpleton King". He is not the type to accept losses. His persistence started to get into Fukuda when he was totally outplayed at the 1st half of their game though, it was just settled during the practice match against the combined team of Shoyo and Ryonan.
Sakuragi has a habit of making fun of other players by giving nicknames other than their names. Despite this, the only one doing the same thing to Sakuragi is Kiyota who calls him "red haired monkey". In spite of the setbacks he has had to face, Sakuragi displays a great deal of tenacity and determination that carry him through and help reciprocate for his other failings, both on and off the court.
He also knows how to carry a will of a teammate. These was shown when he told Kogure of postponing his retirement for a while because of him who is a genius. As a basketball player, he became a person with a great determination and resolve.
Sakuragi began to gain respect from the audience firstly during the latter's dunk against Shoyo, and during the match against Sannoh when he saved the ball from out of bounds in which he injures his back, making the audience cheering for Shohoku instead, managing to win everyone's heart for his determination and resolve. His determination to keep playing despite the back injury was the main factor for Shohoku's victory against Sannoh.
Although his love for Haruko and rivalry with Rukawa are the main driving forces motivating him to succeed in basketball, his injury during the Sannoh match made him realize that he has actually come to love basketball, leading him to give his all for the team and bring them victory.
Plot Sakuragi used to be nothing more than a high school delinquent, who knows only how to fight, and is unpopular with girls, as he ended up rejected 50 times. His comrades YoheiOhkusuNozomi and Noma always tease him for his rejections, in which they end up receiving headbutts. Sakuragi also hated basketball, because the 50th girl that rejected him, was in love with a basketball player; considering it to be a game of losers.
One day, a friendly girl called Haruko Akagi approached him and asked him if he likes basketball, Sakuragi immediately falls in love with her and decided to play basketball to please her.
She showed him the way around the gym, Haruko informs him about slam dunk, one of the most exiting and epic moves in basketball.
After noticing that he can palm the ball, Haruko asked him to attempt a slam dunk the ball, which the latter does by hitting his head into the backboard.
Even though he missed his shot, Haruko was impressed by his jump, and convinced him to join the basketball team. Sakuragi is overjoyed after he found a new love, but his happiness is short-lived when he found out that Haruko is in love with a guy called Kaede Rukawaa talented basketball player back in junior high, which left him once again heartbroken.
Later, Sakuragi and his gang are challenged by a group of third-year students for a fight. Once arriving in the roof, they found the students already beaten by a high school student who turned out to be Rukawa, the guy that Haruko has a crush on. Sakuragi, overwhelmed with anger and jealousy, introduces himself to Rukawa.
Haruko, eventually arrives at the scene and notices that Rukawa is bleeding. Believing Sakuragi is responsible for her crush's injuries, Haruko insulted the latter, saying "I hate you!
After Rukawa coldly rejected Haruko's help, Sakuragi headbutted Rukawa this time for hurting her feelings. Haruko left him emotionally heartbroken, and he tried to commit suicide only to be halted by his comrades.
On his way, he met two basketball players as he headbutted both, until he met Takenori Akagi who punches the two players' heads and Sakuragi smashed him with the basketball in his face, insulting basketball, which enrages Akagi to challenge him in one-on-one handicap match.
Sakuragi is easily outmatched by Akagi who scored 9 baskets, until Haruko intervenes and urged Sakuragi to stop embarassing himself. Mistaking that she is cheering for him, Sakuragi managed to snatch the ball from Akagi, and tearfully regained his senses after Haruko really cheered for him.
Sakuragi eventually won the match by a slam dunk, and reconciled with Haruko. Sakuragi began to humorously mock Akagi until he realized that he is in fact Haruko's older brother. After that, Sakuragi officially joins the basketball team in order to compete with Rukawa and earn Haruko's love, however as he is completely a beginner, he had to learn the basics such as dribbling, much to his annoyance. After a week, Sakuragi got into a fight with Akagi, because he couldn't take the pressure of being "bullied" by him, doing a lot of basics so he decided to quit basktetball.
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However, Sakuragi soon rethinks about his previous decision, and realized that he wanted to return once again. Swallowing his pride, he eventually returns to the team, when Kiminobu Kogure suggested that he should learn something other than dribbling, Akagi agreed and gave another basic training of passes.
While Sakuragi was at first annoyed, but neverthless he accepted it with joy. Some time later, a judo man called Tatsuhiko Aotaa childhood friend of Akagi and a guy who also has a crush on Haruko, wanted to recruit Sakuragi in his judo team because of his athleticism and his brute strength. He wanted even to force him to enter Judo by using Haruko's pictures to bribe him, but Sakuragi ultimately refused, and told Aota that he's going to play basketball because he is a basketball player.
Motivated by his words, Akagi decided to teach Sakuragi layups, Sakuragi found it boring, calling it a commoner's shot. However, he found himself unable to score even one and ended up fighting with Rukawa, which Akagi suspended them from practice.
The day after, Sakuragi went to the baskteball court practicing layup, but with no result. He is eventually found by Haruko, and she offered him to teach him layups since it was the only move she was good at.
After several attempts, Sakuragi realized its trick and succeeded in scoring his frst layup, much to his happiness not only at scoring a layup but ending up training with Haruko. After Anzai informs the team of their incoming practice match against Ryonan HighSakuragi spent the night before the match with Akagi, learning the Rebound. The day of the match, Sakuragi was first angry because he wasn't selected as a starter, but Anzai reassured him that he will play because he is the "Secret Weapon".
During the practice match and the start of 2nd half, Sakuragi demonstrates his troublemaking antics such as injecting Coach Taoka's butt, changing the players scores and overhearing Coach Taoka's plans for the game as well as personally confronts Sendoh who laughs at his troublemaking antics. All those antics makes Akagi angrily punches him in the head to take him back to the bench.
After Akagi got injured in the face, Sakuragi finally entered in his place.
He was at first anxious at his surroundings as well as injuring Uozumi from falling into the ground, but only a kick from Rukawa caused him to regain himself. He amazed everyone in the court by his skills despite being a beginner, as he successfully took the ball from Uozumi and outrebounded him, he even managed to block Sendoh 's shot and scored his first 2 points with a layup.
In the end, Shohoku lost the match after Sendoh scored the decisive points. Refusing to accept loss, Sakuragi wanted to keep playing, but his running shoes were completely worn out. The next day, he was completely depressed of his loss until Haruko comforts him and praised him for his efforts, quickly regaining his usual self. Haruko suggested that Sakuragi should buy basketball shoes. After school, Sakuragi went with Haruko to buy his shoes, believing it to be a date, much to his happiness.
Soon after, Sakuragi met Ryota Miyagianother member of Shohoku, well known for his speed and quickness as a point guard.
At first they were at bad terms, because Miyagi believed Sakuragi was dating Ayakohis crush. But soon, they found friendship, after realizing how both of them are unlucky in love.
Later, Shohoku were confronted by Hisashi Mitsui and his gang, who forced them to fight his gang, so they will be disqualified to enter the tournament. After Sakuragi and his gang defeated Mitsui and his gang, it was revealed that Mitsui was once a basketball player, formerly MVP who quitted because of his leg injury.
After Mitsui redeemed himself that he wanted to play Basketball thanks to Anzai's call, Shohoku finally achieved completed their selection of members. The road to the Interhigh has finally began for Shohoku.
During the first matches, Sakuragi used to be the worst player of Shohoku, as he was known for fouling out during each game. During 4 games, he fouled out with a total of 20 fouls, which earned him the nickname of "King of Fouls". Despite that, Shohoku managed to easily win these 4 matches. The 5th match was against Shoyo Highwho was considered as the 2nd representative of Kanagawa last year. During this match, Sakuragi was for the 1st time selected as a starter in this match.
Unfortunately, the dunk was invalid due to the offensive foul and Sakuragi was once again fouled out for the 5th time. But neverthless, he gained respect from the audience for his determination.
Eventually Shohoku managed to defeat Shoyo with a score to After the match, Sakuragi was at first frustrated due to fouling out, but after dunking the ball at the gym, Sakuragi realized that he is improving a bit and Haruko managed to light up his mood by telling him that he became famous, showing him a newspaper where Sakuragi's dunk was shown on it. After defeating Shoyo, Shohoku's last round to enter the Interhigh has finally began.
Shohoku's first opponent is Kainan Highthe king of Kanagawa for 16 years. During this match, Sakuragi improved at such speeding rate, he scored against Nobunaga Kiyota under a layup, faking a shot; completely tricking him. He even managed to block Nobunaga and Soichiro Jin 's 3 point shot. He even showed his rebounding prowress, which was a factor for Shohoku's scoring chances.
He later challenged Shinichi Maki with a dunk, and the latter purposely fouledaware that he can't make free throws. But to his surprise, Sakuragi scored his 2 free throws by shooting them underhanded, which surprised Maki. Sakuragi simply told him he will return the humiliation 10 times.
Sakuragi finally managed to score his first dunk during the last minutes in the match. However, during the last seconds, Sakuragi made a small mistake, passing the ball to Kazuma Takasagomistaking him as Akagi, which left him very shocked. The match ended with Shohoku's first loss, and Sakuragi was left emotionally in tears, with Akagi consoling him. The day after the match, he didn't show up at school, he was still depressed about his mistake, believing that he was responsible for his team's loss.
Haruko showed up to comfort him, at first he refused to listen, but when she told him that his match will be unforgettable since he scored his first dunk and that even geniuses make mistakes, he felt a bit grateful to her, but still felt that he was at responsibility for his team's loss. On his way to the school's gym, he was initially challenged by Kicchou Fukuda by convincing one of his friends but only refuses by headbutting them due to his depression.
At night, he went to the school's gym and encountered Rukawa who finished training, Sakuragi found how weird he is saying nothing about his loss, but Rukawa rebuffed at Sakuragi's protest, telling him his mistake won't affect the outcome of the match, and that his efforts were beyond everyone's expectations.
Rukawa instead blames himself, since he couldn't continue the match because of his explosive scoring strength took a toll on his stamina during the 1st half. Believing that Rukawa belittled him, the two engaged in a fight, blaming themselves for their team's loss. The day after, Sakuragi returned to his former self in an unknown way, and to everyone's surprise, he even shaved his hair into a semi-bald, which made everyone including his teammates to burst into laughter.
However, all of his classmates including Mitsui's gang are always looking at Sakuragi's hair in which Anzai was impressed on his new look. For the incoming matches against Takezato and Ryonan; Akagi taught Sakuragi how to shoot under the basket, wanting him to be part of Shohoku's offense.
Sakuragi showed up a bit late in the match against Takezato, due to practicing his shots the morning of the day of the match, but neverthless Shohoku managed to won without him.
Despite their win, their coach Anzai was later taken to the hospital due to being suffered from a heart attack and Akagi discovers it was Sakuragi and hewas the one who rescued and took Anzai to the hospital which causes him to remember the time when he was still a delinquent and wanted to help his father who has heart problems.
But it fails when he is forced to fight delinquents in other schools leaving his father to die from his heart problems. From that point, Sakuragi's reasons of saving Coach Anzai is to never meet the same fate as his father when he suffers a heart attack.
Shohoku's last opponent before entering Inter High was Ryonan. During the match, Sakuragi managed to suprise everyone once again with his fast growth. Firstly, he surprised Yayoi Aida and the referee of the match by making a basket interference foul, that was never made in a high school match before. Aida commented that his jumping ability is beyond high school level. Secondly, he suprised everyone when he scored the first two points of Shohoku under the basket, surprising both of Moichi Taoka of Ryonan and Riki Takato of Kainan.
He even successfully blocked Uozumi's dunk, and scored a free throw underhanded. However, near the end of the first half, he was defeated by Kicchou Fukudaunable to stop his alley oop, and left him bleeding from his forehead after he fell into the ground.
Sakuragi felt humiliated at his loss, but soon in the second half, he made the decision to help the team win the match after treating his forehead wound. He managed to score two points under the basket and 2 points under layup. He even managed to trick Uozumi into comitting his fourth foul, forcing him to leave the court; weakening the defense of Ryonan.
During the last minutes, he successfully stopped Fukuda and Sendo from scoring, and also blocked Uozumi, which surprised Taoka who disregarded him earlier as a threat. Eventually, Sakuragi scored a stuning dunk that completely sealed Ryonan's victory. The match finally ended with Shohoku's victory and qualification to the Inter High tournament.
Prior to the IH tournament, Sakuragi went along with Maki and Kiyota to see the level of opponents he is going to face in the tournament. He learns of Dai Moroboshithe ace of Aiwa, and was interested in facing Hiroshi Morishige of Meioh, after he was knocked down by him when he purposely tried to bump into him. Some time after, Sakuragi challenged an ambitious Rukawa on a one-on-one match. Rukawa easily defeated him, which left him very shocked. However, he soon regained his senses, after Miyagi and Mitsui reminded him of his opponents in the tournament.
Before their training for the Inter High, Miyagi, Mitsui, Rukawa and Sakuragi became lacklusters because of their training which makes Akagi to let them stay at his house for their make-up exams with the help of Ayako and Kogure. Sakuragi can't focus too much due to Akagi's presence even pranking him by using a black permanent marker as retaliation. Only he could study hard when Haruko and Ayako are in his side. After that, the group passed the make-up exams.
Sakuragi is revealed he got cheated with Aota during the exams and his reason to passed it. Sakuragi, along with the support of Haruko, his gang friends and Anzai successfully completed his training. His intensive training left his basketball shoes worn out, so he had to go along with Haruko to buy new basketball shoes, much to his happiness. When he bought the second shoes, the owner of the basketball shoes is actually a former basketball player and is often berated by Akagi from mistaken the Shohoku's name 2 years ago.
My Top 12 Anime Ending Themes | ReelRundown
They tend to emphasize the credits a lot more than the opening does and where an opening theme might often sound exciting in one way or another, anime ending themes tend to be a bit more subdued. Even still, anime endings are every bit as memorable as openings are and here are twelve of my personal favorites. Beginning serialization as a manga inthe series became an anime in untiland then relaunched in and is still running to this day.
In fact, where my list for anime openings had one opening per series for each entry, for this entry there will be a few series that actually have two of their endings as entries for this list. Whichever way, Uso was a great choice for closing out the early episodes of the true-to-the-manga series FMAB. This is the ending for the first fourteen episodes which in essence are the sections of the manga that this series has in common with the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime, before the latter deviated into its own thing.
These episodes may seem rushed because to be frank, they were already animated with the first series they were still a necessary part for setting the story up. NO, Thank You Bando yarou yo!! Ho-kago Tea Time Series: They are joined a year later by Azusa Nakano rhythm guitar.
In terms of the characters, all of the opening songs are sung by Yui while all of the ending songs are sung by Mio, including this one. Ultimately though, this song makes the entry mostly because of my overall familiarity with it. Whenever there is Gundam cross over featuring the various series, each one of those series usually gets some kind of theme song for their respective shows: Then again, maybe it is with this song that the series ultimately concluded with, being the last ending of the series and all.