It looks like GKIDS and Toei Animation have high hopes for the very first NA premiere of The First Slam Dunk. Especially since they appear to be betting it all on this year’s Anime Expo. Don’t believe me? Then why not read on below, and see for yourself?

The First Slam Dunk: The First Anime Expo Premiere?

'The First Slam Dunk' NA key visual.
It seems basketball anime is a lot more popular than I’d thought.

GKIDS and Toei Animation are proud to reveal that The First Slam Dunk will be making its way to Anime Expo 2023. It seems that they really want this basketball anime film‘s NA premiere to be something special. Hence, why they’ve chosen to make the anime film‘s debut to be at NA’s largest anime convention.

So when and where exactly will this latest Slam Dunk anime film be at Anime Expo 2023, you might ask? Well, according to GKIDS and Toei Animation: The First Slam Dunk will make its premiere on Monday, July 3, 2023 at 12:00 PM (PST). The screening will take place at the Main Events Hall in Los Angeles Convention Center, where this Anime Expo takes place as well as all previous Anime Expos. You can purchase tickets for Anime Expo 2023 directly from its official website.

That’s not all, folks! As a bonus, the Anime Expo 2023 premiere of this anime film comes with a special giveaway. Apparently, the first 2,500 at Anime Expo 2023 will get a free souvenir booklet. Unfortunately, we have no images of this souvenir booklet to show you what it’s like. However, if you’re a fan of this anime film or even of Slam Dunk in general and you’re planning to attend Anime Expo 2023 anyways, then you might want to arrive early at the LA Convention Center to get this little booklet.