Several weeks ago, we revealed to you that Lamufamous anime Club Dorothée, was going to be offered a brand new reboot, with a first trailer colorful. But another 1990s cult animeconsidered to be a classic of the shonens of sportwill also be entitled to a new adaptationallowing it to be brought up to date.
the return of a legend
Anime and basketball fans probably already know this, but an anime movie slam dunk should be out soonan unmissable event for all fans who grew up with this cult anime from the 1990s.
A first teaser was shared in August last year, revealing that Takehiko Inoue’s original manga was going to get a new anime adaptation. We now know that the film, titled The First Slam Dunk, is scheduled to be released in Japanese theaters on December 3, 2022. No date for an international release has yet been announced, but we can expect the film to hit theaters in the first half of 2023.
Very few details about The First Slam Dunk have been communicated so far, it is therefore not really known if the film will be a reboot taking up the first volumes of the manga, like the first anime, or if it will continue directly with the sequel. But the title suggests that the film will return to the origins of Takehiko Inoue’s work by resuming the events of the beginning. A publication shared today on Twitter tells us that a first trailer will be available on July 7th.
As a reminder, the Toei Animation studio was behind the first 101-episode anime adaptation, which aired between 1993 and 1996followed by four short animated films released between 1994 and 1995. slam dunk tells us the story of Hanamichi Sakuragi, a young teenager who stands out for his red hair and his extraordinary physique. Despite his delinquent style, the young man is desperate to find a girlfriend, but continues tirelessly to be rejected at each of his requests. With his entry into Shohoku High School, Sakuragi is determined to end this vicious circle and finally find the love of his life. But with his image as a troublemaker, his unpopularity with the fairer sex seems to persist, despite his change of environment, and the disappointments in love then continue even more.
However, everything will change when he meets the young Haruko Akagi. who, impressed by his height and build, will approach him and tell him about the high school basketball team. Following her advice and in order to please her, he decides to join the team, his almost superhuman abilities arousing the astonishment of the young Haruko. This is how Sakuragi will begin his epic in a world where competition is the key word, and where rivalry and surpassing oneself will allow the protagonist to discover what basketball really is. For many fans, slam dunk is often considered as one of the reference manga for this sport.
And to find out the anime whose sequel is due out this summersee our previous article on the subject, just here.