Anime 45649 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: 8.791 (scored by 1112511,125 users)
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Ranked: #372
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Popularity: #3612
Members: 37,504
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Inoue, Takehiko
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Kasamatsu, Kouji
Sound Director
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Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance

Opening Theme

"LOVE ROCKETS" by The Birthday

Ending Theme

"第ゼロ感" by 10‐FEET


Dec 3, 2022
I have so many emotions and reactions. The pacing of the film was really well done and I kept forgetting the time during this film. The animation is amazing in areas but in some instances can fall flat. The characters are well written but can feel rushed based on the run time and how fast some things happen. The film does a solid job of representing basketball in animation and it's understanding of the sport. The film feels very realistic despite the comedy since all the characters feel human and act their age. The film also has amazing voice acting and the voice acting really ...
Jan 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
'The First Slam Dunk' is fine but is likely not what most fans were waiting for all these years. Objectively this is not a terrible movie, but readers of the manga - especially those who have reread the series recently, will find that the movie leaves much to be desired. The music and sound design were mostly very good from what I can remember, and the 3D was bad at times, but also surprisingly better than expected at times. The voice actors are NOT the same, and some changes are quite jarring and overall unsatisfying. In the end, the movie falls short somewhat in the ...
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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