On January 7, 2021, it was announced that a new Slam Dunk movie is being produced. The author of the original manga revealed that information on his Twitter account. Slam Dunk is a manga about basketball that was serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump from 1990 until 1996.
In case you don’t know what Slam Dunk is about you can read the synopsis below:
Hanamichi Sakuragi, a tall, boisterous teenager with flame-red hair and physical strength beyond his years, is eager to put an end to his rejection streak of 50 and finally score a girlfriend as he begins his first year of Shohoku High. However, his reputation for delinquency and destructiveness precedes him, and most of his fellow students subsequently avoid him like the plague. As his first day of school ends, he has two thoughts. One of them is “I hate basketball” and the second one is “I need a girlfriend.”
Haruko Akagi, ignorant of Hanamichi’s history of misbehavior, notices his immense height and unwittingly approaches him, asking whether or not he likes basketball. Overcome by the fact that a girl is speaking to him, the red-haired giant blurts out a yes despite his true feelings. At the gym, Haruko asks if he can do a slam dunk. Though a complete novice, Hanamachi palms the ball and makes the leap…but overshoots, slamming his head into the backboard. Amazed by his near-inhuman physical abilities, Haruko quickly notifies the school’s basketball captain of his feat. He soon discovers that there is perhaps more to basketball than he once thought.
(Written by MAL Rewrite edited by AC)
You can see the author’s Tweet about the new Slam Dunk movie below:
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