Slam Dunk represents one of the sacred monsters of Japanese comics. Considered by many to be the best spokon ever, the story of Hanamichi Sakuragi and the Shohoku basketball team is about to make its theatrical debut and after the first details, the release date in Japan has finally been confirmed.
Published on the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump between 1990 and 1996 Slam Dunk has significantly contributed to spreading the passion for sport, basketball in particular, throughout the Japanese territory, managing to place itself in the first place among the manga most recommended by parents to children, always within the borders of Japan. It is therefore no coincidence that at the news of the arrival of a first official film many fans have returned to talk about the masterpiece.
Expectations then rose when it was confirmed that Takehiko Inoue would be working on the script in person. After a first teaser and a key visual spread during a basketball game at the Okinawa Arena, where a generic release period was specified, TOEI Animation confirmed that the film will arrive in Japanese theaters on December 3, 2022. The announcement was shared by @shonenleaks through the post you find at the bottom, where you can also see five posters with the faces of the Shohoku holders: Akagi, Sakuragi, Rukawa, Mitsui and Miyagi.