THE FIRST SLAM DUNK has been playing in Japanese theaters for six months
Kodoani.com – June 3 marks six months since THE FIRST SLAM DUNK released in theaters in Japan and has since taken the world by storm, becoming the fifth highest-grossing theatrical anime of all time worldwide (and that was before it hit theaters in the West!).
To thank fans for their support over the past six months, THE FIRST SLAM DUNK author and director Takehiko Inoue drew an illustration congratulating Mr. Anzai, the school basketball coach. Shohoku High School is jogging.
The Slam Dunk television anime series aired from 1993 to 1996, with four anime series being spun off from the original anime.
THE FIRST SLAM DUNK opens in Japan on December 3, 2022, in conventional and IMAX theaters, and expands to Dolby Cinema theaters on December 10. It will arrive in the UK, Ireland and Malta. from Anime Limited and Toei Animation Europe this summer with GKIDS hosting the North American premiere of the film at Anime Expo. GKIDS describes the film:
Shohoku’s “speed man” and point guard, Ryota Miyagi, always plays with his brain and lightning speed, running around his opponent while pretending to be calm. Born and raised in Okinawa, Ryota has an older brother who is three years older. Following in the footsteps of his brother, a famous local player from an early age, Ryota also became addicted to basketball.
In his sophomore year of high school, Ryota played with the Shohoku High School basketball team alongside Sakuragi, Rukawa, Akagi, and Mitsui when they competed in the National Inter-High School Championship. And now, they are in danger of challenging the defending champion, Sannoh Kogyo High School.