The First Slam Dunk

A Film By Takehiko Inoue
Japan, 2022
Japanese w. English Subtitles

“The First Slam Dunk is a great basketball movie because it understands what’s great about basketball.”
-New York Times

This high energy new manga adaptation is a heart pounding ode to the beauty of the game of basketball.

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.