The title of the anime movie “SLAM DUNK” directed and written by Takehiko Inoue has been decided as Title: “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK”. Slam Dunk Anime Movie is set to be released on December 3, 2022.
It was also announced that the special news of “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK” will be premiered at 19:00 on July 7th, along with the official title and release date. SLAM DUNK was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) from the 42nd issue of 1990 to the 27th issue of 1996, and TV animations and animated films have been produced in the past.
Myanimelist describes the story-
Hanamichi Sakuragi, infamous for his temper, massive height, and fire-red hair, enrolls in Shohoku High, hoping to finally get a girlfriend and break his record of being rejected 50 consecutive times in middle school. His notoriety precedes him, however, leading to him being avoided by most students. Soon, after certain events, Hanamichi is left with two unwavering thoughts: “I hate basketball,” and “I desperately need a girlfriend.” One day, a girl named Haruko Akagi approaches him without any knowledge of his troublemaking ways and asks him if he likes basketball. Hanamichi immediately falls head over heels in love with her, blurting out a fervent affirmative. She then leads him to the gymnasium, where she asks him if he can do a slam dunk. In an attempt to impress Haruko, he makes the leap, but overshoots, instead slamming his head straight into the blackboard. When Haruko informs the basketball team’s captain of Hanamichi’s near-inhuman physical capabilities, he slowly finds himself drawn into the camaraderie and competition of the sport he had previously held resentment for.