The previously announced Slam Dunk movie was officially titled The First Slam Dunk and will open in Japan’s theatres on December 3. The movie’s first teaser will premiere on July 7 at 19:00 [JPT].
Posters depicting the main characters, Hanamichi Sakuragi and Kaede Rukawa, are currently posted at movie theaters nationwide to celebrate the announcements. A set of new posters was also posted on the official Twitter showing the key player of Shohoku High School basketball team.
Based on the legendary basketball manga, Slam Dunk, the manga author Takehiko Inoue will direct and write the script for the new movie. But the story of the movie is yet to be revealed.
▍About Slam Dunk
The original Slam Dunk manga centers on Hanamichi Sakuragi, a delinquent and gang leader. Sakuragi is very unpopular with girls, having been rejected an astonishing fifty times. In his first year at Shohoku High School, he meets Haruko Akagi, the girl of his dreams, and is overjoyed when she is not repulsed or scared of him like all the other girls he has asked out. In order to impress Haruko, Sakuragi joins the basketball team and later realizes that he has come to love the sport.
Inoue serialized the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from October 1990 to June 1996, with the chapters collected into 31 tankōbon volumes. It was adapted into a TV anime series by Toei Animation which aired from October 1993 to March 1996.