Slam Dunk will be making its huge comeback with a new feature film hitting theaters across Japan later this year, and now fans have been given a new look at the upcoming movie in motion with a new clip for The First Slam Dunk! Many classic franchises have been returning in the last couple of years with brand new projects that reinvent these classics for the modern age, and this now includes one of the biggest sports series of all time as well. Original series creator Takehiko Inoue has come back to the franchise for a whole new story for the series, and it’s looking a lot different than the first anime ever did.
The First Slam Dunk will be hitting theaters across Japan beginning on December 3rd, and as it gets closer to its big premiere the movie has begun to reveal more footage of the actual reboot in motion. It showcases a much different look than the anime from the 1990s, and certainly continues to look like a major feature film upgrade in the newest promo for the movie that you can check out in action below:
The First Slam Dunk unfortunately has yet to confirm any international release plans after it hits theaters overseas in December, but what has been confirmed is that original creator Takehiko Inoue is actually writing and directing the film himself for Toei Animation and DandeLion Animation Studio. He’s joined in the staff by Yasuyuki Ebara as character designer and animation director, Daiki Nakazawa as CG director, Yuta Ogura as CG producer, Kazuo Ogura as art director, Yota Tsuruoka and Koji Kasamatsu as sound directors, and Katsuhiko Kitada, Naoki Miyahara, Toshio Ohashi, and Yu Kamatani as technical directors.
The main cast for the new Slam Dunk movie includes Shugo Nakamura as Ryota Miyagi, Jun Kasama as Hisashi Mitsui, Shinichiro Kamio as Kaede Rukawa, Subaru Kimura as Hanamichi Sakuragi, and Kenta Miyake as Takenori Akagi. If you wanted to check out the now complete anime series and get the low down before checking out the movie, you can find it in its entirety (without the feature film sequels, unfortunately) now streaming with Crunchyroll.
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