Takehiko Inoue to helm and pen New Slam Dunk Anime Film

Slam Dunk Volume One Cover

Quick! Grab your Nikes and your jersey, the Game is about to begin!

That’s true, in a brand new announcement from the official website for the new Slam Dunk! Movie, we were treated to three new things: a New Teaser Visual, a Teaser Trailer, and the staff list. Takehiko Inoue will be Directing and writing the script while Toei Animation will be handling the animation production. Here is the full list of the Crew involved:

  • Yasuyuki EbaraCharacter Designer and Animation Director
  • Katsuhiko Kitada, Naoki Miyahara, Toshio Ōhashi, Yū KamataniTechnical Directors
  • Daiki NakazawaCG Director
  • Yūta OguraCG Producer
  • Kazuo OguraArt Director
  • Yota Tsuruoka (with Koji Kasamatsu)- Sound Director

While there is a 2022 Release Date, there aren’t any other details to go by, the anime is currently streaming at Crunchyroll. This iconic Sports Manga ran 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 had four anime film sequels. Viz Media released all 31 volumes of the manga in English.

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…


Slam Dunk was also in our Top Ten List for Sports Manga. Be sure to check out our Top-Ten Sports Manga List!

Slam Dunk New Film Teaser 1
Image Credit: Toei Animation

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