THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Anime Film Rebounds Its Way Onto IMAX Screens on December 3

Original creator Takehiko Inoue writes and directs THE FIRST SLAM DUNK at Toei/DandeLion

A teaser image of basketball player Ryota Miyagi from the teaser trailer for the upcoming THE FIRST SLAM DUNK theatrical anime film.


Slam Dunk makes its great return in the courts of Japanese theaters in a little over a month, marking the first time since 1995 that the groundbreaking franchise will be on the big screen, and by big, it'll be IMAX sized! The upcoming film announced today that when THE FIRST SLAM DUNK premieres on December 3, it'll be on both regular theater screens as well as IMAX screens. The biggest games need the best screens to watch them on.


Previously released visual:

A new key visual for the upcoming THE FIRST SLAM DUNK theatrical anime film featuring the main players of the Shohoku High School basketball team dressed in their athletic gear and getting ready to play.


Not only will THE FIRST SLAM DUNK be released on 40 IMAX screens across Japan but on December 10 the film will also expand to Dolby Cinema screens at 34 theaters. Advanced tickets for regular and IMAX screenings go on sale a month ahead of the premiere on November 5.


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The original Slam Dunk TV anime aired from 1993 to 1996, with four anime films being spun off from the original anime. You can catch an on-demand replay of the TV anime right here on Crunchyroll, which describes 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.


Source: Comic Natalie


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Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.

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