The movie ‘SLAM DUNK’ will be screened on August 31st, and the 9-month extended screening will end. The announcement PV drawn by Ryota Miyagi has been released.

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It was announced on the official Twitter account that the anime movie “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK” (Slam Dunk), which was released on December 3rd last year, will finish screening on August 31st.

At the same time, an announcement PV depicting the movie’s main character, Ryota Miyagi, was released. On the official Twitter account, thanking fans, “Thanks to all of you, we have been able to continue screening for a long time. Thank you very much.”

The 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 Kenta Miyake as Takenori Akagi.

The new movie recorded box office revenue of 1,296 million yen within two days of release and 10 billion yen within 67 days of departure. The current box-office revenue has surpassed 14.8 billion yen (227 days since its release), ranking 14th in the all-time box-office rankings.

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