THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Anime Film Heads to Blu-ray This June, Collector’s Edition Planned

adminApril 2, 2024

GKIDS said it had an announcement today that is not an April Fools’ gag, and the distributor came through with news regarding the home video release of THE FIRST SLAM DUNK. The anime film from director and Slam Dunk creator Takehiko Inoue is coming to Blu-ray in North America on June 25, and more information on a planned Collector’s Edition version will be revealed soon.

For now, the standard edition is up for pre-order.


Bonus features include:

  • Sticker Pack
  • Trailers & Teasers
  • Behind the Starting Line-up: English Dub Featurette
  • Color Commentary with the English Dub Team

THE FIRST SLAM DUNK opened in Japan on December 3, 2022. The film is  Anime Limited and Toei Animation Europe brought the film to the UK, Ireland and Malta this summer, while GKIDS released the film in North America on July 28, describing the film as such:

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.


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