‘Slam Dunk’ to get new anime movie, creator Inoue Takehiko teases
The classic basketball anime “Slam Dunk” will finally be getting a new movie, series creator Inoue Takehiko announce earlier today, Jan. 7.
Takehiko took to Twitter to tease fans with a GIF saying “SLAM DUNK” and that it “will be a movie,” which was written in Japanese.
The announcement has since taken the internet by storm, just roughly three hours since its posting, gaining over 106,000 retweets and more than 192,000 likes, as of writing.
— 井上雄彦 Inoue Takehiko (@inouetake) January 7, 2021
While not many details have been released, its official website shows that the upcoming film will be produced by Toei Animation, which is also responsible for the production of series in the 1990s.
Before getting its anime series adaptation, “Slam Dunk” started as a manga created by Takehiko himself that ran on the Weekly Shounen Jump in the early ’90s.
Four “Slam Dunk” movies have already been released from 1994 to 1995, namely: “Slam Dunk: The Movie”; “Slam Dunk: National Champions, Sakuragi Hanamichi!”; “Slam Dunk: Shohoku’s Greatest Danger! Sakuragi Hanamichi”; and “Slam Dunk: Roar Basketman’s Soul, Hanamichi and Rukawa’s Burning Summer.”
“Slam Dunk” tells the story of Hanamichi Sakuragi, a high school boy “who did not know anything about basketball” but “played a game with the captain of a basketball team and won,” according to Toei Animation’s official website. The series chronicles Sakuragi and his team as they struggle to become the best basketball players they can be. JB
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