Fans of basketball anime or just sports anime, in general, might be very eager to see The First Slam Dunk. Not least of which because this sports anime film managed to beat Avatar: The Way of Water in Japan. Well, now the time has come! Because now, we know when we’re going to get to see this anime film in NA theaters. Don’t believe me? Then why not check out the official English teaser trailer from GKIDS, and see the hot, sweaty basketball action for yourself?

The First Slam Dunk: Theatrical Debut Details

You have to give it to the English dub voice actors here: they really put their hearts into their roles here.

GKIDS and Toei Animation are proud to announce when we’ll finally get to see The First Slam Dunk in NA (which includes both the USA and Canada) theaters. In fact, that theatrical debut date isn’t even that far off as of this writing. According to them, we’ll see this latest anime film adaptation of the manga Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue in theaters on July 28, 2023. In fact, you can purchase tickets for it right now on the anime film’s official website.

Bonus: Synopsis

The First Slam Dunk NA key visual.
When you want your basketball anime in gorgeous cel-shaded graphics.

That’s not all, folks! GKIDS also has an official synopsis of The First Slam Dunk for us as a teaser for the plot. You can check it out below:

Shohoku’s “speedster” and point guard, Ryota Miyagi, always plays with brains and lightning speed, running circles around his opponents while feigning composure. Born and raised in Okinawa, Ryota had a brother who was three years older. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, who was a famous local player from a young age, Ryota also became addicted to basketball.

In his second year of high school, Ryota plays with the Shohoku High School basketball team along with Sakuragi, Rukawa, Akagi, and Mitsui as they take the stage at the Inter-High School National Championship. And now, they are on the brink of challenging the reigning champions, Sannoh Kogyo High School.

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