The First Slam Dunk now streaming on Disney+

The basketball anime was a huge hit in the Philippines back in the '90s.

The First Slam Dunk is now streaming on Disney+ worldwide, including in the Philippines. The basketball anime was a huge hit in the country back in the ’90s.

The First Slam Dunk Disney+

The movie premiered in Japan on December 3, 2022. It also hit Philippine theaters in February 2023.

It scored an impressive 100% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes, a respectable 8.1/10 on IMDB, and 8.76/10 on

Slam Dunk is a popular sports manga by Takehiko Inoue, adapted into anime from October 1993 to March 1996 with 101 episodes. It was broadcast worldwide but was immensely popular in the Philippines.

The anime follows the members of the Shohoku High School Basketball Team, which include 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 3D version of the original anime style.

The movie 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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