Nostalgia is going to run all over the town for millennials, anime fans, and manga readers as the highly-acclaimed sports comic series Slam Dunk is getting a new movie set to be released on December 3, 2022.
After a series of rumors circulating about the manga series getting a new movie, fans were finally given the confirmation they wanted when Twitter account @movie_slamdunk released an announcement video. The tweet earned thousands of likes and retweets, and has 4.8m views as of writing.
— 映画『THE FIRST SLAM DUNK』公式 (@movie_slamdunk) August 13, 2021
Recently, the movie’s official social media account started to release the teaser photos of the characters from the film per day. The first poster was Miyagi Ryota (#7), followed by Mitsui Hisashi (#14), then comes Rukawa Kaede (#11), and finally the main character of manga series – Sakuragi Hanamichi (#10).
— 映画『THE FIRST SLAM DUNK』公式 (@movie_slamdunk) July 2, 2022
— 映画『THE FIRST SLAM DUNK』公式 (@movie_slamdunk) July 3, 2022
— 映画『THE FIRST SLAM DUNK』公式 (@movie_slamdunk) July 4, 2022
— 映画『THE FIRST SLAM DUNK』公式 (@movie_slamdunk) July 5, 2022
The first trailer of the film also premiered, giving fans their first look:
Fans are ecstatic as the promotional campaign for the movie is starting – this includes posters all around Japan.
— 新宿バルト9 (@wald_9) July 2, 2022
— Yuki is excited for Blue Lock & SD Movie in 2022 (@yukikun216) July 2, 2022
The upcoming movie is entitled THE FIRST SLAM DUNK and will be released on theaters this December 3, 2022. It is written and directed by none other than the original series creator Inoue Takehiko.
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