Theater chains in Japan were adorned with theatrical posters of Slam Dunk movie. One thing in common in all the posters were the release date of the movie mentioned as December 3. The posters have the title as The First Slam Dunk, however, the official title of the movie is yet to be released.
Cast & Crew:
Takehiko Inoue himself will be in charge of directing the new Slam Dunk movie along with script writing. Toei Animation will be producing the movie.
Among the listed staff members are character designer/animation director Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) and technical directors Katsuhiko Kitada (Attack on Titan episodes, Major: Yūjō no Winning Shot), Naoki Miyahara (Digimon Adventure, Popin Q), Toshio Ōhashi (LayereD Stories 0), and Yū Kamatani (Looking for Magical DoReMi, Precure Super Stars!).
Daiki Nakazawa is directing the CG, and Yūta Ogura is producing the CG. Kazuo Ogura is directing the art. Yota Tsuruoka is directing the sound with Koji Kasamatsu.
About SLAM DUNK :
Slam Dunk is a Japanese sports manga series written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue. It tells the story of a basketball team from Shōhoku High School in the Shōnan area of Japan. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from October 1990 to June 1996, with the chapters collected into 31 tankōbon volumes.
The manga was adapted into an anime television series by Toei Animation which aired from October 1993 to March 1996 and has been broadcast worldwide, gaining much popularity particularly in Japan, several other Asian countries and Europe.
Slam Dunk has over 120 million copies in circulation, making it the thirteenth best-selling manga series in history. In 1994, it received the 40th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category. In 2010, Inoue received special commendations from the Japan Basketball Association for helping popularize basketball in Japan.
Source: Anime News Network