The First Slam Dunk

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 3, 2022
Producers: Shueisha
Licensors: GKIDS
Source: Manga
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, SportsSports
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 2 hr. 4 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.811 (scored by 1057110,571 users)
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Ranked: #302
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Popularity: #3647
Members: 36,520
Favorites: 447

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Shohoku's "speedster" and point guard, Ryouta Miyagi, always plays with brains and lightning speed, running circles around his opponents while feigning composure. Born and raised in Okinawa, Ryouta 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, Ryouta also became addicted to basketball.

In his second year of high school, Ryouta 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: GKIDS, edited)


The movie adapts chapters 223 to 276 from the manga while incorporating original scenes created for the film.

It won Best Animation of the Year award at the Japan Academy Film Prize in 2023.

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Inoue, Takehiko
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Kasamatsu, Kouji
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Opening Theme

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"LOVE ROCKETS" by The Birthday

Ending Theme

"第ゼロ感" by 10‐FEET


Aug 25, 2023
Was there any CGI ? I didn't even notice. I haven't read the manga yet, but I liked this movie a lot !
Even if you're not familiar with the manga (I'm only superficially familiar with it), you can get into the story straight away. The characters' motivations and the action are well-paced, and the basket matches are exciting. The sound effects immerse us in the match, giving us the impression that we're playing with the players.
The story is interesting, I like Ryota's evolution, Sakuragi's strong (and he's so cool)character gives the team a boost and the ending was so gripping !
It's time to read ...
Jul 31, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Rating: 6
This would have done just as good if it was a live-action anime since they drop all what makes, anime - anime.

If you read the manga and watched the anime, this is a completely different story. Where the anime and manga are able to present to us all characters equally, the movie lacks and presents most characters in a hollow way.

Music is fine but many times it was awkardly silent to make the anime seem like a real basketball game. They are playing a championship, yet there is a lack of background sound/music plus there is ZERO cheering which makes it seem ...
Feb 4, 2023
To be honest, I think the "MC" of this movie is just so wrong. Why Miyagi of all people? Out of all 5 people the most mysterious is definitely Rukawa, he pretty much has ZERO background beside basketball is everything to him. We at least know some background about Miyagi already, the MC should be Rukawa instead for the reason why he is the most persistent against being the best of the best in basketball.

Half of the screen time is about Miyagi background and the a lot of the scene in the match has to be cut. For examples, the scene where Kawata did a ...

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