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The First Slam Dunk Movie Surprises Western Fans With Their U.S. Premiere Launch

The classic and renowned sports manga Slam Dunk gave a pleasant surprise to veteran and newbie fans as they released their movie last year called "The First Slam Dunk". Knowing Slam Dunk’s reputation from both anime and manga throughout the years, it is to be expected that the movie will be something reminiscent of their experience from the series. However, the movie took a different route when it came to animation style since they decided to make the entire movie in 3D format. Despite the stigma of 3D Japanese animation, the movie is surprisingly loved by many for various reasons. And with the involvement of the original creator, Takehiko Inoue, as the director and scriptwriter, it is safe to expect and assume that the movie will be faithful to the source material.

With its pleasant release in theaters and such, the fans in the U.S. will see the movie earlier than was anticipated. The first Slam Dunk in the U.S. will launch as part of an event at the Anime Expo.

The First Slam Dunk movie is a story about Ryota Miyagi. His specialty is his brain and speed, hence the name "Shohoku’s Speedster" as the point guard of the team. Ryota was born and raised in Okinawa. With his big brother, who became a famous local player at such a young age, Ryota decided to follow in his footsteps and became addicted to basketball. Along with Sakuragi, Rukawa, Mitsui, and Akagi, they take themselves to the challenging hurdle of facing the current champions, Sannoh Kogyo High School.

Introducing Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk is a classic manga written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue that was published from 1990 to 1996. Due to basketball’s popularity as it transcends overseas with different cultures and even has a significant impact on NBA. Though it’s a piece of fiction, it introduced the sport to a lot of people in Japan as it helped popularize the sport in their country.

Years later, with its comeback from the recent movie, The First Slam Dunk, it finally opens opportunities for people in the U.S.A. to watch the movie through its release at the Anime Expo. The movie will be released on July 3rd at the Los Angeles Convention Center as a special screening.


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