“The First Slam Dunk” could potentially make for a great introduction to the series. However, for those that want to get a head start on “Slam Dunk” before the movie debuts, there are quite a few ways to do so. Japanese fans may already have a leg up again in this regard, as Toei placed the anime series on its Animation Museum Channel on YouTube for free (via Geek Culture). It will be up until November 19, 2022. The catch, however, is unless you’re viewing YouTube from Japan, there’s no way to take advantage. Perhaps as a western date is revealed, Toei might do the same event for North America. In the meantime, the best way to watch all 101 episodes of the “Slam Dunk” anime is through Crunchyroll as they have the entire series.
Although it’s possible to watch some series on the service for free with ads, Crunchyroll requires a subscription for “Slam Dunk.” However, new subscribers can try a 14-day trial before paying. That’s plenty of time to try out a good chunk of “Slam Dunk” or, for the more dedicated, binge the series before paying. For those looking to go back to where it all started for “Slam Dunk,” there’s the manga option. Viz has published all 31 volumes of the “Slam Dunk” manga. Surprisingly, they don’t offer it digitally through their Shonen Jump App, but in print form, each book is currently priced at $9.99.