PVR Pictures announced that The First Slam Dunk film will be released in India on July 7, 2023.
Furthermore, they are also hosting a premium fan screening event in Mumbai on 25th June at PVR Juhu for which bookings are now open.
The best part of this fan screening will be a lucky draw contest just before the show starts where the patrons get a chance to win additional merchandise apart from the merchandise box included in the ticket price.
Check out the trailer and official poster here:
PVR describes the movie as, “Will the amateurs of Shohoku High beat the goliaths of the Sannoh School? An exhilarating and inspirational sports anime drama. The FIRST SLAM DUNK, tells the thrilling journey of Hanamichi Sakuragi, a troubled young boy devastated after the death of his elder sibling, who gets a second shot at
life when his love for basketball is reignited. Will Hanamichi embrace this second chance? Will he get over the death of his elder brother? Will the underdogs of Shohoku High defeat the champion giants of Sannoh School? ‘The First Slam Dunk’ is a classic David versus Goliath fable that keeps audiences on the edge right till the end.
With stunning visuals, heartfelt emotions and inspiring themes, it is tailor-made to be enjoyed by audiences on a big screen. Whether you’re an anime enthusiast or basketball enthusiast or simply a lover of world cinema; ‘The First Slam Dunk’ assures to be an enthralling cinematic experience that appeals to a wide range of viewers.“
The First Slam Dunk movie released in Japan on Dec 3, 2022.
Cast members announced include:
- Shugo Nakamura as Ryota Miyagi (point guard)
- Jun Kasama as Hisashi Mitsui (shooting guard)
- Shinichiro Kamio as Kaede Rukawa (small forward)
- Subaru Kimura as Hanamichi Sakuragi (power forward)
- Kenta Miyake as Takenori Akagi (team captain and Center)
The opening theme song was performed by The Birthday, while 10-FEET performed the ending theme song “Zero Sensation”.
The First Slam Dunk movie was directed and scripted by Mangaka Takahiko Inoue himself at Toei Animation.
Among the listed staff members are character designer/animation director Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) and technical directors Katsuhiko Kitada (Attack on Titan episodes, Major: Yujo no Winning Shot), Naoki Miyahara (Digimon Adventure, Popin Q), Toshio Ohashi (LayereD Stories 0), and Yu Kamatani (Looking for Magical DoReMi, Precure Super Stars!).
Daiki Nakazawa directed the CG, and Yuta Ogura produced the CG. Kazuo Ogura directed the art. Yota Tsuruoka was in charge of directing the sound with Koji Kasamatsu.
The First Slam Dunk debuted at number one at the Japanese box office and grossed ¥1.296 billion ($9.5 million) during its first two days. As of Feb 7, 2023, the film grossed ¥10 billion ($76.2 million) in Japan.
It had become the highest-grossing anime film of all time in Korea for a brief period of time. It was then surpassed by Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume No Tojimari.
Inoue published his iconic sports manga 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 it received four anime film sequels.
Source: Press Release