Buzzer Beater (2005)

Title:Buzzer Beater (2005)
零秒出手 (2005)
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Notables: Music - KAMEYAMA Kouichirou
Based on the manga of Inoue Takehiko (who published the SLAM DUNK series), this series follows an eclectic and strange collection of basketball players (set in a futuristic time,) who aspire to create a team to join the Intergalactic Basketball League to play against the alien (devil horned) Gorans, and challenge their apparent mastery of this earth-sport.

13 TV Episodes.
First aired on 02-05-2005

See sequel - Buzzer Beater (2007)

"零秒出手" means "zero" - "second" - "going out on stage" - "hand" (stage appearance of one's hand in the final second?) but according to Wikipedia (japanese) the official title appears to be "ブザービーター" (buza bita).
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Watch Jan-Chan [series:971#967]
It is kinda hip, with a lot of hop-n-bop, but it is (most definitely) a sports anime series about basketball. The main characters are a bit off center and perhaps bizarre, but it does come across as being very fun and light hearted. The players all come from either the 'street' or from a mixed back ground with big egos and a lot of attitude.

And the 'bad guys' a horned aliens who have 'stolen the thunder' of the human game - BASKETBALL.

I have to admit that I am kinda of charmed by this series story line.

Last updated Monday, September 22 2008. Created Monday, February 21 2005.

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