On the official page of the upcoming animated film based on the manga written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue, Slam dunk, announced that the premiere is scheduled for the Fall 2022 (October-December) season in Japan. The press release also included the production team for this project, the title of which is yet to be decided.


Inoue published the manga in the magazine Weekly shonen jump from the publisher Shueisha between October 1990 and June 1996 with a total of 31 compiled volumes. The piece inspired a 101-episode anime adaptation that was directed by Toei Animation Studios. was produced Nobutaka Nishizawa and scripts written by Nobuaki Kishima, published October 1993.

This production was followed by four short films (less than 60 minutes) produced by Toei animation and published between 1994 and 1995. The films contained original content as the manga was not finished and has had nothing to do with the franchise since then, other than video games.

Production team

  • Own Takehiko Inoue is responsible for directing the feature film in the studios Toei animation.
  • Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is responsible for character design and animation direction.
  • Katsuhiko KITA (Attack on Titan, Major: Yuujou mo Winning Shot), Naoki Miyahara (Digimon Adventure, Popin Q), Toshio oohashi (Layered Stories 0) Yes Yuu Kamatani (Looking for Magical DoReMi, Precure Super Stars!) are responsible for the technical management.

Slam Dunk Synopsis

Hanamichi Sakuragi, notorious for his temperament, massive stature and fiery red hair, enrolls at Shohoku High School in hopes of finally getting a girlfriend and ending his bad luck streak of fifty rejections. However, his notoriety precedes him, which means that most students avoid him. Shortly afterwards, after certain events, Hanamichi had two unwavering ideas: "I hate basketball" and "I urgently need a girlfriend".

One day a girl named Haruko Akagi comes up to him, unaware of his temperament, and asks him if he likes basketball. Hanamichi immediately falls in love with her and gives a passionate affirmation. So they both go to the gym where she asks him to do a slam dunk (a dunk or dunk) but Hanamichi trumps and hits the board. However, his superhuman physical abilities opened new doors for him in his life.

Source: Comic Natalie


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