Slam Dunk is coming back to theaters with a brand new movie, and it's getting ready for the debut of its very first trailer with a new poster shedding light on some very crucial details ahead of its launch later this year! Fans might have noticed how a number of classic anime and manga franchises have made their grand return in the last few years, and Takehiko Inoue's Slam Dunk franchise is now the next one up as Toei Animation and Shueisha have announced that the franchise is getting a brand new movie, officially titled The First Slam Dunk.
The First Slam Dunk has been set for a release throughout theaters in Japan beginning on December 3rd. While there has yet to be any word on a potential international release for the new movie, The First Slam Dunk has revealed a new poster to help tease the full release. Not only that, but it has also announced that fans can expect to see the new trailer for the movie on the film's official YouTube page on July 7th. Given that we've only had teasers up until now, this will be the first full look at what to expect from the new feature.
The current staff set for The First Slam Dunk include original series creator Takehiko Inoue, who will be writing and directing the film himself for Toei Animation. He'll be joined on the staff with the likes of 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 technical directors
If you wanted to check out the original 101 episode run of the Slam Dunk anime produced by Toei Animation, you can now find it streaming with Crunchyroll. They describe the series as such, "Hanamichi Sakuragi, an entering freshman at Shohoku High, holds a record for being rejected by 50 girls during middle school. Ever since the last girl turned him down for a guy on the basketball team, Sakuragi's been traumatized by the sport.
Are you excited to see Slam Dunk come back with a brand new movie? What are you hoping to see in The First Slam Dunk when it hits? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!