We are starting to see the hype for the SLAM DUNK Air Jordan 6 build momentum quickly as a release approaches us. As of late, I've felt that the Jordan Brand's creativity has started to plummet with the recycled color ways and hackneyed inspirations, but this has turned that boat around for me.
As a quick background introduction, I spent a huge part of my childhood growing up in Seoul Korea. Even though SLAM DUNK was a Japanese production, that did not stop it from surrounding me daily. Growing up I would see the Manga (book) copies cover shelves in book stores and stationaries, as well as seeing kids everywhere wear the memorabilia. SLAM DUNK is so popular that anything you can think of would feature characters from the manga. Growing up playing basketball over there I quickly gathered the two common favorite players of Asia, Michael Jordan and Hanamichi Sakuragi. As much as Michael Jordan has done for the game, it goes without saying how impressive it is that his popularity is only rivaled by a fictitious character.
This release will definitely have Asia in a frenzy, the question is will it be reciprocated here stateside. Weather it is or is not, I will most certainly be waiting for this drop, if not for nostalgic purposes at least.