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Takehiko Inoue Helms the Direction And Script of 2022 Slam Dunk Movie Himself

Fans have been waiting for a sequel to the Slam Dunk anime for more than two decades. Finally, it looks like the series’ continuation is not a distant dream but a close at hand reality. 

Takehiko Inoue’s last announcement about the movie in January riled up the entire fandom of Slam Dunk. 

This classic series knows just how to give you an adrenaline rush, and I’ve been craving it ever since I finished the manga. I’m glad to know that my wish will be granted soon. 

The upcoming Slam Dunk movie will premiere in Fall 2022, and a brand new teaser has been posted for it. 

映画『SLAM DUNK』(タイトル未定)【2022年秋公開】
Movie “SLAM DUNK” (title undecided) [released in fall 2022]

Although nothing about the plot has been revealed in the teaser, it opens with fast-paced music that is suitable for the anime. It also shows the crouched forms of the Shohoku basketball team. 

Inoue is determined to make sure that everything in the upcoming movie is the best that can be delivered. Thus, Takehiko Inoue is both directing and writing the film’s script. 

The staff member selection suggests that the film will also be using CG animation to make itself even more lifelike for the viewers. 

The following staff members have been revealed for the movie:

Position Staff  Other Works 
Character DesignerYasuyuki EbaraKabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Technical DirectorKatsuhiko KitadaMajor: Yujo no Winning Shot
Technical DirectorNaoki MiyaharaDigimon Adventure
Technical DirectorToshio OhashiLayereD Stories 0
Technical DirectorYu KamataniPrecure Super Stars!
CG DirectorDaiki NakazawaDragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (movie)
CG ProducerYuta OguraAsura
Sound DirectorYota TsuruokaFree!

The film’s title and plot have not been revealed yet, and I am dying to know whether the legendary Shohoku vs Kainan match will be animated anytime soon.

Takehiko Inoue Helms the Direction And Script of 2022 Slam Dunk Movie Himself
Slam Dunk | Source: IMDb

I am sure everyone has been missing Sakuragi’s rebounds and powerful slam dunks, but don’t worry, because the wait will be over soon. 

About Slam Dunk

Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk manga was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1990 to 1996, comprising a total of 31 volumes.

The story follows Hanamichi Sakuragi, a highschool student who has a history of getting dumped by girls. He falls in love with a girl named Haruko, who loves basketball.

He starts taking an interest in basketball, plays a game with the captain of a basketball team, and wins.

Source: Slam Dunk Twitter

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