The previously announced Slam Dunk movie titled The First Slam Dunk has revealed a new trailer, as well as the main voice cast. It is set to premiere in Japan on December 3, 2022. Watch the new video:
The theme songs for the movie were also revealed. The opening theme will be performed by the group The Birthday, while 10-FEET will perform the ending theme song.
Besides the trailer, the main voice cast for THE FIRST SLAM DUNK movie has been revealed. It includes:
- Ryota Miyagi (CV: Shugo Nakamura)
- Hisashi Mitsui (CV: Jun Kasama)
- Kaede Rukawa (CV: Shinichiro Kamio)
- Hanamichi Sakuragi (CV: Subaru Kimura)
- Takenori Akagi (CV: Kenta Miyake)
Toei Animation and DandeLion Animation Studio are producing the movie. The original mangaka Takehiko Inoue is directing and providing the screenplay, with Yasuyuki Ebara as chief animation director and person in charge of the character designs. The movie revealed a teaser visual in December of last year.
Takehiko Inoue wrote and illustrated the original Slam Dunk sports manga, and it was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from September 18, 1990, to June 4, 1996. It ran for a total of 276 chapters, which were compiled into 31 volumes. Toei Animation produced the TV anime adaptation, which ran from October 1, 1993, to March 23, 1996 for a total of 101 episodes. In addition to the main anime series, there are also 4 short movies.
Viz Media licensed the manga, and they describe the story:
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…
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