As we are approaching the premiere date of the new theatrical anime “The First Slam Dunk”, which is on December 3, 2022, “Slam Dunk Jump” was released on November 8. This is a mook that is suitable to beginners of “Slam Dunk” as well as fans that wanted to re-read the original work.

“Slam Dunk” is the shonen manga by Inoue Takehiko that was serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” from the 1990’s Issue 42 to 1996’s Issue 27. The protagonist, Sakuragi Hanamichi is a basketball newbie, who joined Shohoku High School’s basketball club, and the story depicts his fast growing talent from the clash with this teammate, Rukawa Kaede and the matches with their strong competitors.

The nerve-racking depiction of the matches and the characters devoting their youth to basketball have caused a storm within middle and high school students, which caused this series to be supported by many. This series has more than 120 million copies in circulation in Japan. Due to that influence, it has become a social phenomenon as many young boys and girls started to learn basketball. The TV anime was broadcast from October 1993 to March 1996 with a game also being released.

“The First Slam Dunk” is a new theatrical anime that was announced by Inoue himself in January 2021 on Twitter, saying “Slam Dunk will be getting a movie!”. The live broadcast on November 4 has revealed the latest information, including Nakamura Shugo as Miyagi Ryota, Kasama Jun as Mitsui Hisashi, Kamio Shinichiro as Rukawa Kaede, Kimura Subaru as Sakuragi Hanamichi, and Miyake Kenta as Akagi Takenori.

The announced “Slam Dunk Jump” is a mook that was created for new reader as well as existing fans in mind to make use of this opportunity to read the original manga within the high-spirited tension as the premiere date of the new theatrical anime is approaching.

Out of the 276 chapters of the original story, a total of 24 episodes, which are the “core” of the story such as the formation of the Shohoku High School’s basketball club and their growth, were selected strictly in the “Jump” size. Also, the front cover’s special project will contain all the announced movie’s posters and teaser visual in full color. So, don’t miss out on this mook, where you can experience their rapid development.

“Slam Dunk Jump” is B5-sized with 524 pages. The prices is 660 JPY (tax included) and was released on November 8.

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