Takehiko Inoue introduced by way of Twitter that his shonen manga, Slam Dunk, shall be became an animated movie. An official website and Twitter account already opened, and extra data relating to the film shall be posted at a later date. However, what we do know is that Toei Animation shall be dealing with its manufacturing. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

Slam Dunk celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020. First serialized in 1990, the manga has gone on to promote over 120 million volumes. Slam Dunk initially ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990 to 1996. In addition to the upcoming animated movie, Slam Dunk acquired an anime adaptation that ran from October 1993 till March 1996. In 2018, volumes of Slam Dunk had been republished. These republished volumes featured new illustrated cowl artwork and had been separated into vital milestones within the story.

Slam Dunk follows Hanamichi Sakuragi, a delinquent who reluctantly joins the Shohoku basketball workforce after being inspired by Haruko Akagi, a lady he likes. The collection follows Sakuragi and different characters as they arrive collectively to lift the Shohoku basketball workforce to all-star fame.

Takehiko Inoue is finest recognized for his work on Slam Dunk and interval piece Vagabond, which focuses on the lifetime of Musashi Miyamoto. Inoue additionally contributed character designs for Mistwalker’s role-playing sport Lost Odyssey.