Get Ready Philippines, ‘ The First Slam Dunk’ Movie will Arrive in PH Cinemas this February 2023

by Matthew Escosia
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Nostalgia is about to hit Filipino anime/manga fans as the highly acclaimed sports manga is about to release its ‘The First Slam Dunk’ movie in the Philippines on February 1, 2023.

Philippine distributor Pioneer Films (who also successfully oversaw the release of other anime movies like Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Your Name, and Weathering With You) announced the release of the movie in the country through its local media partners – Viewers Choice Philippines and Anime Movie Philippines.

The new anime film first premiered in Japan on December 3, and has sold a total of 3,407,275 tickets for a cumulative total of 5,067,029,010 yen (about US$38.0 million). The film ranked at #1 in its opening weekend.

Takehiko Inoue, who created the renowned Slam Dunk series, wrote and directed the 3DCG anime film The First Slam Dunk. Many fans of the original manga/anime are anticipating the movie, which is not surprising given that it is the beloved series’ first new effort in a number of years.

Slam Dunk Movie 2023

One of the most well-known 90s animes is Slam Dunk, particularly in the Philippines where the story revolves around basketball.

If you’ve never seen Slam Dunk and aren’t aware with its plot, the series’ idea is as follows:

Hanamichi Sakuragi’s got no game with girls–none at all! It doesn’t help that he’s known for throwing down at a moment’s notice and always coming out on top. A hopeless bruiser, he’s been rejected by 50 girls in a row! All that changes when he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko, and she’s actually not afraid of him! When she introduces him to the game of basketball, his life is changed forever…”

Check out the official trailer below!

Are you also one of the Filipino Slam Dunk fans who have been waiting for this? Let us know what you’re excited to see in the movie!

Photos by Toei Animation

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