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THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Anime Film Thanks Theatergoers with Special Gift

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CG anime film THE FIRST SLAM DUNK was, to put it as obviously as possible, a total slam dunk at the Japanese box office, raking in over 10 billion yen as of earlier this month. With all that amazing success on the court, Toei Animation is thanking fans with a new theatrical gift. 

Those who attend screenings of the film starting on February 24 will receive a clear file featuring the Shohoku high school basketball team in a huddle. 500,000 clear files will be available and the promotion will be live until supplies last.

The First Slam Dunk is written and directed by Slam Dunk creator Takehiko Inoue. It also features Yasuyuki Ebara of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress as the character designer/animation director.

Katsuhiko Kitada, who worked on episodes of Attack on Titan; Naoki Miyahara, who worked on Digimon Adventure; Toshio Ōhashi, who worked on LayereD Stories 0; and Yū Kamatani, who worked on Precure Super Stars!, are all technical directors.

VIZ Media, which publishes the original manga in English, describes Slam Dunk like this:

Winning isn’t everything in the game of basketball, but who wants to come in second? It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that. They have one last year to make their captain’s dream of reaching the finals come true—will they do it?

Via Crunchyroll News