In a commemorative illustration released half a year after the movie ‘SLAM DUNK’ Takehiko Inoue draws a running ‘Thank you.’

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After half a year after the anime movie “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK” was released on December 3rd last year, the original author Takehiko Inoue updated his Twitter account and released a commemorative illustration.

On Twitter, “It’s been half a year since the release. Thank you very much.” I posted an illustration of Dr. Anzai running.

This work is based on the basketball manga “SLAM DUNK” serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” from 1990 No. 42 to 1996 No. 27. The protagonist, Hanamichi Sakuragi, a basketball novice who joins the Shohoku High School basketball club, depicts the rapid blooming of her talent in conflicts with her teammate Kaede Rukawa and in matches against solid schools.

The thrilling depiction of the game and the characters who devoted their youth to basketball aroused sympathy from readers. They received overwhelming support, and the cumulative circulation of the series in Japan exceeded 120 million copies. A total of 101 episodes of the TV anime were broadcast from 1993 to 1996.

The new movie will be directed and written by original author Takehiko Inoue, and Toei Animation/Dandelion Animation Studio will produce the animation.

The voice cast of the five Shohoku members has been renewed from the TV anime version, with Sogo Nakamura as Ryota Miyagi, Jun Kasama as Hisashi Mitsui, Shinichiro Kamio as Kaede Rukawa, Subaru Kimura as Hanamichi Sakuragi, and Takenori Akagi. Kenta Miyake is in charge of. Currently, the box office revenue has exceeded 14.33 billion yen.

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