The Strength and Determination of Shohoku High’s Team Captain, Takenori Akagi are on Display in The First Slam Dunk Countdown


We’re almost near the end of the countdown, and a new 15-second trailer features Shohoku High’s Team Captain, Takenori Akagi for The First Slam Dunk.

He is strict, responsible, and considered to be unbeatable under the basket when it comes to his “flyswatter” technique. But what makes him admirable is his strength (mentally, and physically), his determination when it comes to Basketball, and his leadership. Kenta Miyake will be voicing Takenori Akagi.

Here is a list of players who have been featured in the countdown so far:

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.

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.

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

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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