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The next Slam Dunk movie will be released in December in Japan

Various cinema chains in Japan released a series of photos showing new advertising posters for the upcoming film 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 3 in theaters in Japan. A new promotional video is scheduled for next July 7 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 Animationunder the direction of Nobutaka Nishizawa and scripts written by Nobuaki Kishimareleased in October 1993.

Production team

  • Own Takehiko Inoue is in charge of directing the feature film at the studios Toei Animation.
  • yasuyuki ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is in charge of 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) Y yuu kamatani (Looking for Magical DoReMi, Precure Super Stars!) are in charge of the technical direction.
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Slam Dunk Synopsis

Hanamichi Sakuragi, infamous for his hot temper, massive height, and fiery red hair, enrolls at Shohoku High School in hopes of finally landing a girlfriend and ending his fifty-rejection losing streak. However, his notoriety precedes him, causing most of the students to avoid him. Soon after, 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 with no knowledge about his temper and asks if he likes basketball. Hanamichi immediately falls in love with her, letting out a fervent affirmation of her. Thus, 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 in his life.

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