First Slam Dunk Movie: Release Date, Trailer, Cast & Plot

Great news for all anime lovers worldwide: Inoue is90’s popular anime series Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoueis getting a new remake. “The First Slam Dunk” has been officially announced.

Slam Dunk is a popular anime and manga. People have shown a lot of love, and in the 1990s, it was clearly on top. Many fans are happy that this legendary anime is getting a remake with a new animation that will help the anime reach a new generation. Slam Dunk is a basketball-inspired anime, and that’s why it has several elements that make it worth watching. It has great sportsmanship spirit, teamwork, and the urge to be at the top that is necessary for a player.

As a sports anime, it has many moments that will get you hyped.

The First Slam Dunk Movie Trailer


If this is your first time watching this anime, you should definitely take a look at its plot so you can get a better idea of the show.

The story starts with Hanamichi Sakuragi, a short-tempered guy who’s been rejected by 50 girls. He was admitted to Shohoku High School to finally get a girlfriend and break his record of being rejected by 50 girls. In this school, he met a pretty girl named Haruko Akagi, and guess what?

Hanamichi fell for her in an instant. She asked him if he liked basketball and could join the school basketball team. Hanamichi already wanted a girlfriend and desired to express that to Haruko, so he agreed to everything. Earlier, he used to hate basketball, but this new school, with a new team and the desperation of having a girlfriend, will change his life completely and make Hanamichi Sakuragi a true sportsman.

Promotional Video

The First Slam Dunk was announced with an official promotional video, and that was enough to see how good this movie would be. This time, instead of old-school animation, we will have CGI animation. In the promotional video, we could see stunning scenery and animation that looked clean and eye-catching.

In the very beginning, we can notice a kid playing basketball with someone older and taller than him, and in the same video, we can see some clips from a basketball match. To be honest, the whole video was great, and I believe this movie will be amazing.

Main Cast

Let’s look at our main production team, working behind the scenes to make this anime a great hit.

  • Film Director: Takehiko Inoue
  • Animation Director: Yasuyuki Ebara
  • Technical Director: Katsuhiko Kitada
  • CGI Director: Daiki Nakazawa
  • CGI Producer: Yuta Ogura
  • Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
  • Art Director: Kazuo Ogura

We’ve talked about the main production cast, but now let’s take a look at the main characters and their voice actors that we’ll be seeing in the anime.

  • Jun Kazama as Hisashi Mitsui
  • Shin’ichiro Kamio as Kaede Rukawa
  • Kenta Miyake as Takenori Akagi
  • Subaru Kimura as Hanamichi Sakuragi
  • Shugo Nakamura as Ryota Miyagi

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When Is “The First Slam Dunk” Releasing?

In the recent live stream by Toei Animation, they revealed a new promotional video, and the release date for the movie was also given which is December 3, 2022—you’ve got it right. So, Buckle up when The First Slam Dunk will come out in theatres in Japan.

As of now, no official global release date has been given, but we can expect that by January 2023, it will be available to watch all over the world.

Well, After a long 27-year hiatus, Slam Dunk is back, and the trailer looks super good. What do you think?

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