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The First Slam Dunk Anime Film Adds IMAX Screenings in Japan

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Back in summer, The First Slam Dunk anime film announced a December 3 premiere date, and now some much bigger screens are being thrown into the mix. Fans of Takehiko Inoue’s manga can now look forward to IMAX screenings, which will debut alongside the regular theatrical screenings on the same date. 

The film is also expanding to Dolby Cinema screens at 34 theaters, so moviegoers will have a few high quality options at their disposal. Advance tickets for all showings go on sale November 5 in Japan.

The First Slam Dunk is written and directed by Slam Dunk creator Takehiko Inoue. It also features Yasuyuki Ebara of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress as the character designer/animation director.

Katsuhiko Kitada, who worked on episodes of Attack on Titan; Naoki Miyahara, who worked on Digimon Adventure; Toshio Ōhashi, who worked on LayereD Stories 0; and Yū Kamatani, who worked on Precure Super Stars!, are all technical directors.

VIZ Media, which publishes the original manga in English, describes Slam Dunk like this:

Winning isn’t everything in the game of basketball, but who wants to come in second? It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that. They have one last year to make their captain’s dream of reaching the finals come true—will they do it?

Via Crunchyroll News