【Slam Dunk】Movie screenings have begun in many countries around the world!

Hi, everyone!! I’m Mafuyu from Goods Republic!
Japan had the biggest holiday weekend of the year from 4/29 to 5/7! I also took some time off work to refresh myself and see a movie!
The film is now being screened in countries around the world and has attracted a great deal of attention. In the U.S. and other countries, screenings are scheduled to begin in the summer. You have probably heard of this title at least once. Let's learn what kind of manga it is with this article!

【Slam Dunk】Movie screenings have begun in many countries around the world! Learn more about “Slam Dunk,” a basketball manga that was once serialized in Shonen Jump!

In fact, there are a surprisingly large number of Japanese who know the name of Slam Dunk, but do not know the details of the story! Here is an explanation of why there are so many people who do not know the details of Slam Dunk, as well as a synopsis of the story!

What is Slam Dunk about?

A basketball manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990 to 1996!
First of all, Slam Dunk is based on a manga, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990 to 1996! The 31-volume manga was written about 30 years ago, and has been made into an anime and several movies!
The reason why “many people know the title but do not know the content” may be due to the fact that there has been no particularly significant media development since 1996, when the series ended. In 2001, the complete set of Slam Dunk comics was released with new covers and details, but I feel that there were not enough opportunities for people to easily watch and learn about Slam Dunk! Those who want to know about it can easily read it in manga editions, but there may have been few opportunities for people to passively learn about it, such as reruns of the anime series.

What is the plot of Slam Dunk (Manga version)?

The story of Sakuragi Hanamichi, a high school punk, who grows up through playing basketball. A masterpiece that will go down in sports manga history!

●Sakuragi Hanamichi

Sakuragi Hanamichi
The plot of Slam Dunk is very simple. Sakuragi Hanamichi, a high school delinquent, discovers friendship, commitment, and the joy of victory through basketball. It is a “masterpiece” in the manga world!
Every year in Japan, an inter-high school basketball tournament is held to determine the best basketball team in the country, and Hanamichi's high school participates in this tournament and strives to become the best team.

The players will improve each other through heated competition not only with enemy teams, but also with rivals of the same team! Slam Dunk is full of fascinating characters!

The charm of Slam Dunk is the characters that appear in the story as well as the realistic game development (storyline)! For example, Sakuragi Hanamichi's basketball rival and (one-sided) love rival, Rukawa Kaede, is very famous! (Hanamichi's favorite girl is in love with Rukawa!)

●Rukawa Kaede

Rukawa Kaede
Also famous character is Akagi Takenori (a.k.a. Gori), who is the captain of the basketball team and coaches the team strictly and enthusiastically!
Akagi Takenori
Mitsui Hisashi
Slam Dunk features a fascinating cast of characters, but who will play the leading role in the movie version?

The protagonist of the current smash hit 2022 movie version is......Miyagi Ryota!

Miyagi Ryota
The protagonist of THE FIRST SLAM DUNK 2022 movie version, which is now being released worldwide, is Miyagi Ryota, Hanamichi's teammate!
Miyagi Ryota is a talented character who is regarded by everyone as the next captain of the team! His personality is a little short-tempered but cheerful, and he gets along well with Hanamichi, the main character in the manga version, and is a very reliable player in the games!

The movie version of THE FIRST SLAM DUNK is depicted from the point of view of Miyagi Ryota, who is not the main character in the manga version!

THE FIRST SLAM DUNK THE MOVIE depicts the charm and story of the “new” Slam Dunk not from the manga version's protagonist Hanamichi's point of view, but from his friend Ryota Miyagi's! By changing the main character and point of view between the manga version and the movie version, the situation was made easier to explain to those who know nothing about Slam Dunk, and even those who have already read the manga version were able to watch the movie with a fresh mind, which seems to have led to the movie being a big hit!

●A number of new goods have been released since the 2022 movie version!

Slam Dunk
If you have heard of Slam Dunk but have never seen it, I recommend you start from this movie version of THE FIRST SLAM DUNK!
Although it is recommended to read the manga version beforehand, even if you only know the names of the characters to some extent, you will be able to enjoy the game and the passionate basketball game! We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy the passion and charm of Slam Dunk!
Okay! That is all for today! I will see you in the next article!
Have a good day!!

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