‘The First Slam Dunk’ will show in Philippine cinemas starting February 1

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The First Slam Dunk movie is coming to the Philippines starting February 1, 2023. The basketball anime was a huge hit in the Philippines back in the 90s.

You can watch The First Slam Dunk on the big screen in an SM Cinema and Director’s Club near you. The film premiered in Japan on December 3, 2022.

Slam Dunk is a popular sports manga by Takehiko Inoue, adapted into anime from October 1993 to March 1996 with 101 episodes. It was broadcasted worldwide, but it became immensely popular in Japan and other Asian countries including the Philippines.

The anime follows the members of the Shohoku High School Basketball Team, namely Hanamichi Sakuragi (voiced by Subaru Kimura) and ace Kaede Rukawa (Shinichiro Kamio), along with Akagi Takenori (Kenta Miyake), Hisashi Mitsui (Jun Kasama), and Ryota Miyagi (Shugo Nakamura), with a modernized version of the original anime style.

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The First Slam Dunk is produced by Toei Animation and DandeLion Animation Studio with the original mangaka Takehiko Inoue at the helm, directing and writing the screenplay.


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