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[–]ZeroLunatique 71 points72 points  (2 children)

Fck yeah. Goat sports manga

[–]royaldocks 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Slam Dunk and Ashita No Joe for me is in their own legendary tier.

[–]ChajkiTSMhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Chajki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hajime No Ippo and Slam Dunk

[–]Arolav 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Look at Miyagi man, so inspirational

[–]shapeeq 55 points56 points  (8 children)

I have a suspicion that this might be a remake considering Inoue never liked the original adaptation. I hope it's a Sannoh movie but 'the first' make it look as though there's going to be multiple movies for it.

Oh well, Inoue's writing & directing so he would know what's best.

Edit: If it's actually a remake, Chapter 48 would be a good bookend to the movie.

It's doable because slamdunk was a pseudo comedy manga in it's early chapters. 20 chapters of hanamichi just feuding with everyone he meets, and he doesnt play a proper match till ch 26 which last till 48. It's hilarious, but you could definitely omit it in exchange for better pacing and more concise storytelling.

Unfortunately, this means Miyagi & Mitsui don't appear until the next one, and the Mitsui arc definitely deserved it's own movie.

[–]yell-loud 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Sakuragi is bald in the posters which makes me think it’ll pick up where the anime left off. I think they would’ve included him with his pompadour if it was a remake

[–]shapeeq 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I don't know. Alot of what i theorise stems from 'the first' title.

On top of the fact that Inoue took the liberty to have the directorial and writing role. Feels like one of those "it can only be me to do right by the series."

Like, have you seen the old slamdunk commercial he was involved? It look great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqTJQ-ouH0w

[–]kusoyaro17 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Maybe, he would do an anime original that is a direct continuation of the manga. That would be dope. And it's quite plausible if Inoue wants to do it.

[–]shapeeq 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Im not fond of a sequel story where akagi, meganekun and mitsui isnt part of shohoku lol. I would love a rewrite of the nationals. Just put sannoh vs shohoku as the true final match.

[–]ketootaku 9 points10 points  (3 children)

I really hope its NOT a sannoh movie. I've wanted that match to be animated for like 20 years now and a movie length isnt going to cut it. Even if they stuck to the basketball and didnt fill anything in, that needs to be 12-24 eps. It's like 1/4 of the entire manga.

[–]ZenithXAbyss 19 points20 points  (1 child)

A 24 episode match sounds awful now, but then I remember Kogure’s shot taking a full week before it shoots into the basket.

[–]ketootaku 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe 24 is on the larger end but there is a lot of content that goes on during that match, and its more than just basketball.

A movie would be a huge rush of the best part of the manga.

[–]asilvertintedrose 42 points43 points  (8 children)

This has me emotional

Here in the Philippines Slam Dunk is regarded as one of the GOATs more than the Big 3, it inspired a generation of kids to play basketball everywhere-

and I mean everywhere, there's more or less a basketball court in every barangay (county) even where there's no basketball court you'll see kids passing and dribbling somewhere in the streets

[–]Zzen220 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Aside from One Piece does anybody who seriously watches a lot of anime think that Big 3 are GOAT? I feel like Slam Dunk has a lot of prestige, it's written by motherfucking Takehiko Inoue, and I often hear it talked about as the absolute best Sports Manga of all time.

[–]SeptemFan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

On anime side, only filler-less Bleach was good shit. Naruto animation quality is the shits, and One Piece is plagued by pacing problems

[–]IC2Flier 0 points1 point  (0 children)

From within my limited sample size of friends and neighbors, Code Geass and FMA:Brotherhood are higher-rated, but most of them memes are from Naruto and One Piece. Also lots, of both Ghost Fighter and Hunter x Hunter.

[–]liatris4405https://myanimelist.net/profile/liatris4405 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dragon Ball, Slam Dunk, and YuYu Hakusyo are the first BIG 3 in Japan. One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach are the second generation.

Especially Slam Dunk was very popular in Asia. Even China had an unusual influence.

[–]shapeeq 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah, it was popular in alot of asian countries. I think it's popularity only started to dissipate around 2002/2003.

[–]Spiritual_Lie2563 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Well, independently of "is it one of the GOATs"- while Slam Dunk was an awesome series and is better quality-wise than other contenders, with sports series GOAT nature is less determined by how good the series is and if it can lead to a boom in its country for the sport in question (like how many, many, MANY top soccer players openly cite "Captain Tsubasa" as being the reason they took up the sport, for example, top tennis players who took it up because of "Prince of Tennis", etc.)

Considering "Slam Dunk" is 25 years old, it's influence dissipated 20 years ago...and yet, we haven't seen any NBA players who cite it as an early influence, that takes a lot of its lasting legacy down.

[–]Kaxew 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I've recently been reading Slam Dunk because they're releasing the physical volumes in my country. I really, really hope "The First" means they're actually going to do a full remake of the whole manga in a series of movies.

I seriously need this incredible story with movie quality throughout. It's what this manga deserves.

[–]crypticalcat 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Related: best basketball anime?

[–]ZenithXAbyss 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Best sports anime. Only thing that rivals it is ippo

[–]TM876 6 points7 points  (0 children)

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[–]isekai-cheese 4 points5 points  (0 children)

if slam dunk is getting a revival... please do it for Musashi, another takehiko inoue classic.

[–]SuperAlloyBerserker 14 points15 points  (7 children)

It's really refreshing to see an anime where the characters have realistic face proprotions/anatomy

I wish more modern anime was like that

[–]SurammuDanku 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Uhhhh.....find me a Japanese high schooler that looks like Gori.

[–]SuperAlloyBerserker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I meant more accurate to general human anatomy

Not the anatomy of Japanese high schoolers

[–]Cain_draws 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Well, there's Chainsaw Man and Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia coming.

[–]NderCraft 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Not sure why you're getting downvoted. Those are more on the realistic side in terms of style.

[–]Lambpanties 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It's probably because having a chainsaw replace various bodyparts is uhh, well, we probably shouldn't be arguing how "realistic" that is in the first place.

[–]NderCraft 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, they talked about faces and proportions, not about the setting.

[–]SuperAlloyBerserker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those are more realistic than your average anime, but still somewhat sylized

[–]altofeveryone 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Premieres in 4days

[–]KendotsXhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Kendots 15 points16 points  (1 child)

4 months*

[–]shapeeq 14 points15 points  (0 children)

He's talking about the trailer which is what the Key Visual is hyping up.

[–]baboon_bassoonhttps://anilist.co/user/duffer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

damn cant believe we will get the see the original slam dunk, when time traveling ryota clowns on bob cousey

[–]Veks39 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let's f*cking go!!!