Various cinema chains in Japan posted photos of theatrical posters for the new anime film on Twitter on Saturday. Takehiko Inoueit is slam dunk basketball manga to their locations, all of which state that the film will open in Japan on December 3. The posters feature the words The first Slam Dunkbut it is currently unclear if this is the final title of the film.
— 新宿バルト9 (@wald_9) July 2, 2022
Inoue personally directs the film at Toei-Animation and script writing. Among the staff listed are the Character Designer/Animation Director Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) and technical directors Katsuhiko Kitada (The attack of the Titans episodes, Major: Yūjō no Winning Shot), Naoki Miyahara (Digimon Adventure, Popin Q), Toshio Ohashi (Layered Stories 0), and Yu Kamatani (In Search of Magical DoReMi, Get the Super Stars!).
Daiki Nakazawa leads the CG, and Yuta Ogura produces the CG. Kazuo Ogura directs the art. Yota Tsuruoka direct the sound with Koji Kasamatsu.
Inoue published his iconic sports manga in Shueishait is 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 movie sequels. Crunchyroll streams the series and describes the story:
Hanamichi Sakuragi is a delinquent with a long history of getting dumped by girls. After enrolling in Shohoku High School, Hanamichi becomes interested in a girl named Haruko who loves basketball.
Viz Media published all 31 volumes of the manga in English.
Cinedigme published slam dunk season one, volume one on English-only DVD in May 2015. Toei released four DVD volumes of the anime with an English dub in 2005 before ending direct distribution plans in North America.
Update: The film’s official Twitter account confirmed the title of the film The first Slam Dunk, and confirmed the start date of December 3. A new teaser video will debut on July 7 at 7:00 PM JST.