The Countdown for The First Slam Dunk Carries on with the Lightning Fast Ryota Miyagi


It’s Seven Days until the game begins, and today, the newest 15-second Commercial for The First Slam Dunk focuses on the lightning-fast reflexes of Shohoku High’s Ryota Miyagi.

The countdown began on November 19th with Hisashi Mitsui (Shooting Guard) and carried on three days later with his teammate Hanamichi Sakuragi (Power Forward)
and Kaede Rukawa (Small Forward).

Toei Animation and DandeLion Animation Studio are animating the movie. Original mangaka Takehiko Inoue is directing the movie and writing the screenplay. Yasuyuki Ebara is doing character designs and also serving as chief animation director. The series is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.

The First Slam Dunk Movie Visual One
Image Credit: Toei Animation

Fans in Japan will be able to catch the action both in regular theaters and IMAX on December 3rd. But that’s not all, on December 10th, The First Slam Dunk will not only debut on 40 IMAX Screens but it will expand to Dolby Cinema Screens at 34 theaters. Advance Tickets are still available for regular and IMAX viewings ahead of the premiere.


This iconic Sports Manga ran 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 had four anime film sequels. Viz Media released all 31 volumes of the manga in English.

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