Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk Anime Film Slated For Fall 2022

Directed and scripted by the mangaka Takahiko Inoue himself at Toei Animation.

The official website for the forthcoming all-new anime feature film based on basketball-themed sports manga Slam Dunk posted a new teaser visual on Dec 18, 2021, of fist and fist butted together. The tagline is “I just didn’t want to lose.”

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The film is still unnamed. The movie will be directed and scripted by mangaka Takahiko Inoue himself at Toei Animation. The previously released teaser video announces the film’s Fall 2022 opening and listed many of the staff members.

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.

Inoue published his iconic sports manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1990 to 1996 for a total of 31 volumes. The manga inspired a television anime in 1993, and it received four anime film sequels.

VIZ Media describes the series as:

Winning isn’t everything in the game of basketball, but who wants to come in second? It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that. They have one last year to make their captain’s dream of reaching the finals come true—will they do it? Hanamichi Sakuragi’s got no game with girls—none at all! It doesn’t help that he’s known for throwing down at a moment’s notice and always coming out on top. A hopeless bruiser, he’s been rejected by 50 girls in a row! All that changes when he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko, and she’s actually not afraid of him! When she introduces him to the game of basketball, his life is changed forever…

Source: Slam Dunk film official website