Various cinema chains in Japan released a series of photos showing new promotional posters for the upcoming movie based on the manga written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue, slam dunk. These new posters confirmed that the film will be titled The first slam dunk and that its premiere is scheduled for next December 3rd in theaters in Japan. A new promotional video is scheduled for next July 7th on YouTube.

Inoue published the manga in the magazine Weekly shōnen jump from the publisher shueisha between October 1990 and June 1996 with a total of 31 compilation volumes. The play inspired a 101-episode anime adaptation produced by the studios. Toei animationLed by Nobutaka Nishizawa and scripts written by Nobuaki Kishimareleased in October 1993.

production team

  • Own Takehiko Inoue is responsible for directing the feature film at the studios Toei animation.
  • Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is responsible for character design and animation direction.
  • Katsuhiko Kitada (Attack on Titan, Major: Yuujou mo Winning Shot), Naoki Miyahara (Digimon adventure Popin Q), Toshio Oohashi (Layered stories 0) J Yuu kamatani (Looking for Magical DoReMi, Precure Super Stars!) take over the technical management.
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Slam dunk synopsis

Hanamichi Sakuragi, notorious for his hot temper, enormous height, and fiery red hair, enrolls in Shohoku High School in hopes of finally getting a girlfriend and ending his losing streak of fifty rejections. However, his notoriety precedes him, causing most students to avoid him. Shortly thereafter, after certain events, Hanamichi is left with two unshakable thoughts: "I hate basketball" and "I desperately need a girlfriend".

One day he is approached by a girl named Haruko Akagi who doesn't know anything about his temper and asks if he likes basketball. Hanamichi falls in love with her instantly and gives a fervent affirmation. So they both go to the gym where she asks him to do a slam dunk (a mate or pin) but Hanamichi overdoes it and hits the board. However, his superhuman physical abilities have opened new doors for him in his life.

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