The First Slam Dunk made its large debut on screens round Japan final 12 months, and now followers in North America will quickly get their likelihood to see the most important revival in motion on the massive display as The First Slam Dunk is coming to theaters in the US and Canada later this Summer season! Takehiko Inoue’s traditional Slam Dunk manga made the soar to the massive display with its first new anime entry in a very long time, and Inoue himself made their return to the franchise to helm the brand new film as properly. The First Slam Dunk has since taken over worldwide territories.

GKIDS has introduced that they’ve licensed The First Slam Dunk from Toei Animation for a North American launch later this Summer season. Whereas there has but to be a concrete launch date revealed for The First Slam Dunk‘s North American launch, the brand new film will likely be screening in each its authentic Japanese language launch alongside an all-new English dubbed model. The voice cast for the English dub haven’t been revealed but both, however it’s an thrilling prospect for a lot of followers ready for his or her likelihood to test it out.

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The First Slam Dunk: What to Know

The First Slam Dunk is written and directed by the unique creator behind the Slam Dunk manga, Takehiko Inoue, for Toei Animation and DandeLion Animation with Yasuyuki Ebara as character designer and animation director, Daiki Nakazawa as CG director, Yuta Ogura as CG producer, Kazuo Ogura as artwork director, and Yota Tsuruoka and Koji Kasamatsu as sound administrators. The Japanese voice cast consists of the likes of Shugo Nakamura, Jun Kasama, Shinichiro Kamio, Subaru Kimura, and Kenta Miyake.

GKIDS has launched a brand new synopsis for The First Slam Dunk, and so they start to tease the upcoming film as such, “Shohoku’s “speedster” and level guard, Ryota Miyagi, all the time performs with brains and lightning pace, working circles round his opponents whereas feigning composure. Born and raised in Okinawa, Ryota had a brother who was three years older. Following within the footsteps of his older brother, who was a well-known native participant from a younger age, Ryota additionally turned hooked on basketball.

The synopsis continues with, “In his second 12 months of highschool, Ryota performs with the Shohoku Excessive College basketball workforce together with Sakuragi, Rukawa, Akagi, and Mitsui as they take the stage on the Inter-Excessive College Nationwide Championship. And now, they’re getting ready to difficult the reigning champions, Sannoh Kogyo Excessive College.”

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