SM Cinema announced that it will screen the movie of the popular ’90s anime, and based on the reaction to the announcement, The First Slam Dunk is poised to entice the ’90s kids and teenagers to the cinemas starting February 1.
The First Slam Dunk was released in Japan last December 3, 2022, earning the top spot at the Japanese box office. It grossed 1.296 billion yen ($9.5 million) during its first two days. In a report published on Anime News Network, as of January 4, it has grossed 6.7 billion yen ($50.7 million) in Japan.
The Facebook post of the movie read,
“The First Slam Dunk is the #1 movie in Japan! Get ready to watch #TheFirstSlamDunk on the big screen in SM Cinema and Director’s Club on February 1!”
The story revolves around, of course, the boys of Shohoku High. This time, on the big screen. Ryota Miyagi is given a backstory with the introduction of his brother who influenced his love for basketball.
Meanwhile, the boys led by Captain Takenori Akagi (also called Gori in the Filipino dub) and the unlikely first five comprised of Ryota, ace shooter Hisahi Mitsui, pretty boy Kaedu Rukawa and the self-proclaimed henyo (genius) Hanamichi Sakuragi face the inter-high basketball champions, Sanno school.