NEWS: “The First Slam Dunk” Hits Theaters July 28th

GKids has announced that The First Slam Dunk movie will be in US and Canadian theaters on July 28th in both sub and dub English! As someone who hasn’t seen anything Slam Dunk, the animation style alone is all it took to convince me to try and get tickets ASAP.

The English dub cast includes:

  • Ryota Miyagi voiced by Paul Castro Jr (Kei/Dragon in Belle)
  • Hisashi Mitsui voiced by Jonah Scott (Legoshi in Beastars, Akihito in Given)
  • Kaede Rukawa voiced by Aleks Le (Zenitsu in Demon Slayer)
  • Hanamichi Sakuragi voiced by Ben Balmaceda (Tenza Yamada in Hell’s Paradise)
  • Takenori Akagi voiced by Aaron Goodson

Shohoku’s “speedster” and point guard, Ryota Miyagi, always plays with brains and lightning speed, running circles around his opponents while feigning composure.

Born and raised in Okinawa, Ryota 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, Ryota also became addicted to basketball.

In his second year of high school, Ryota 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.

The First Slam Dunk Synopsis

Source: GKids

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