Earlier this year, original Slam Dunk manga creator Takehiko Inoue announced that an animated Slam Dunk movie is in the works. Several months later and now, it is now confirmed that the Slam Dunk anime movie will arrive sometime in fall 2022.
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According to Anime News Network, Inoue himself will be the director and writing the script at Toei Animation. Among the listed staff members are:
- Character designer/animation director Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
- Technical director Katsuhiko Kitada (Attack on Titan episodes, Major: Yūjō no Winning Shot),
- Technical director Naoki Miyahara (Digimon Adventure, Popin Q),
- Technical director Toshio Ōhashi (LayereD Stories 0).
- Technical director Yū Kamatani (Looking for Magical DoReMi, Precure Super Stars!).
- Sound director Yota Tsuruoka.
However, the movie’s official title has yet to be revealed.
You can head on over here for the official Slam Dunk movie website. The original Slam Dunk manga and anime (by Toei Animation) ran from 1993 to 1996.
Slam Dunk is one of the most popular manga/anime of all time and is probably somewhat responsible for making basketball more popular in Asian countries, where football/soccer is generally more widely played.