The First Slam Dunk anime film introduced the basketball team’s teacher Mitsuyoshi Anzai in a new countdown trailer that also featured five members of the club on Friday. The film premiered on December 3 in Japan and has earned over ¥4.1 billion (≒$30 million) as of December 19.
The newly posted The First Slam Dunk trailer’s title in part reads “Post-Premiere Trailer” and the video starts with one of the team members, Ryota Miyagi. He says thar basketball has been keeping him alive. In addition to the character, Mitsuyoshi Anzai and Ayako’s voices can be heard in the video along with the ending theme song, 10-FEET’s “Dai Zero-kan.”
Studios Toei Animation and DandeLion Animation Studio animated the film based on Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk manga, which was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from October 1990 to June 1996 with a total of 31 volumes. The series surpassed 120 million circulating copies. The manga’s author is directing and writing the script for the adaptation.
Viz Media licensed the manga for English releases and all the volumes are published. The official website describes the plot of the first volume as:
Takehiko Inoue’s legendary beloved basketball manga is finally here and the tale of a lifetime is in your hands.
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: Official YouTube
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