Good news to all "Slam Dunk" fans: The top-rated series is getting a new movie!
"Slam Dunk" creator Inoue Takehiko made the announcement on his Twitter account yesterday, January 7. In the tweet, Inoue teased the fans with a "Slam Dunk" gif with Japanese characters that roughly translates to "it will be a movie."
No further details have been released about the upcoming film, although they have launched an official website for the movie. As of the moment, the website shows that the film will be produced by Toei Animation — the same production house behind the '90s series.
Prior to the announcement of the film, four "Slam Dunk" movies have already been released in the '90s including “Slam Dunk: The Movie,” “Slam Dunk: National Champions, Sakuragi Hanamichi!,” “Slam Dunk: Shohoku’s Greatest Danger! Sakuragi Hanamichi,” and “Slam Dunk: Roar Basketman’s Soul, Hanamichi and Rukawa’s Burning Summer.”
“Slam Dunk” follows the story of high schooler Hanamichi Sakuragi, “who did not know anything about basketball” but “played a game with the captain of a basketball team and won,” as written in Toei Animation’s official website.
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