#THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Film Gets North American Premiere At Anime Expo
Following up on the recent news earlier this month that GKIDS will hold theatrical screenings for THE FIRST SLAM DUNK film later this summer, GKIDS and Toei Animation announced today the movie will have its North American premiere at Anime Expo this year. The screening will be held on Monday, July 3 at 12:00 p.m. PT in the Main Events Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The first 2,500 attendees will receive a souvenir booklet as a bonus incentive.
Get ready to cheer, THE FIRST SLAM DUNK will have its North American premiere at @AnimeExpo on July 3!
We’re screening #SLAMDUNKMOVIE in its original Japanese w/ English subtitles, and the first 2500 guests will receive a special souvenir booklet. pic.twitter.com/Wci7TWPSHn
— GKIDS Films (@GKIDSfilms) May 22, 2023
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The original Slam Dunk TV anime aired from 1993 to 1996, with four anime films spun off from the original anime. Series manga creator Takehiko Inoue directed and wrote the screenplay for THE FIRST SLAM DUNK with Toei Animation returning to animate the series. As of May 15, the film has achieved a worldwide box office of US$268 million from ten territories in Asia. Anime Limited and Toei Animation Europe will also release the movie in the UK, Ireland and Malta this summer. GKIDS describes the movie:
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.
Source: Press Release
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