The previously announced Slam Dunk movie will be titled The First Slam Dunk and is set to premiere on December 3 in Japan. Movie will reveal additional information about the project in a special program on July 7 at 19:00h JST.
Toei Animation and DandeLion Animation Studio are producing the movie. Original mangaka Takehiko Inoue is directing the movie and writing the screenplay. Yasuyuki Ebara is doing character designs and also serving as chief animation director. The movie revealed a teaser visual in December of last year and that was the last update fans received. The movie also revealed a poster:
A visual with The First Slam Dunk movie title and premiere date is now available:
Slam Dunk is a sports manga by Takehiko Inoue which ran in the Weekly Shonen Jump from September 18, 1990, to June 4, 1996. It had a total of 276 chapters, compiled into 31 volumes. The manga won the 40th Shogakukan Manga Award for best shonen manga in 1994. Toei Animation produced the anime adaptation, which ran from October 1, 1993, to March 23, 1996, with a total of 101 episodes. In addition to the main anime series, the franchise also spawned 4 short movies.
Viz Media licensed the manga and describes the plot as:
Hanamichi Sakuragi’s got no game with girls–none at all! It doesn’t help that he’s known for throwing down at a moment’s notice and always coming out on top. A hopeless bruiser, he’s been rejected by 50 girls in a row! All that changes when he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko, and she’s actually not afraid of him! When she introduces him to the game of basketball, his life is changed forever…
Source: Slam Dunk Official Twitter
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UPDATE: The article has been edited to include additional information about the poster.