A new poster for The First Slam Dunk movie, illustrated by Takehiko Inoue, was revealed on Oct 15, 2022. The poster is currently being displayed at movie theatres nationwide in Japan.
New information about the movie will be revealed in a special program on Toei Animation’s YouTube channel on Nov 4, 2022.
The First Slam Dunk movie will be released in Japan on Dec 3, 2022.
Additionally, details about two books that are related to the movie were also revealed.
The first book, titled SLAM DUNK JUMP, will contain 24 select chapters of the 276 chapters from the manga, which form a basis for the movie’s plot. The book will be released on Nov 8, 2022.
The second book, titled THE FIRST SLAM DUNK re:SOURCE, is described as special book which contains and analyzes the very fundamentals of the movie. It also contains illustrations drawn by Inoue during the films’ production process and also a lengthy interview. The book will be released on Dec 15, 2022.
The First Slam Dunk movie is being directed and scripted by mangaka Takahiko Inoue himself at Toei Animation. A teaser trailer for the movie was revealed on July 7, 2022.
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.
Toei has also been releasing posters from the characters that will be featuring in The First Slam Dunk from July 2, 2022.
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.
Source: Official website of The First Slam Dunk