Latest Countdown Trailer for ‘The First Slam Dunk’ Features Hanamichi Sakuragi

Toei Animation’s latest teaser countdowns to the theater premiere for The First Slam Dunk, the long-awaited anime film based on Takehiko Inoue’s manga, Slam Dunk.

Featuring Hanamichi Sakuragi – the protagonist of the original Slam Dunk series – the 15-second-long video depicts the redhead sporting his signature Air Jordan 1 “Bred” as he lonesomely shoots balls in the school’s gymnasium. In a montage-like edit, the teaser then cuts to a close-up of Hanamichi getting riled up amidst a match, and closing with a countdown announcement that marks 10 days away from the film premiere.

This is the third character-focused countdown trailer for the film — the first countdown starred Hisashi Mitsui, MVP and starting shooting guard of Shohoku High School’s basketball team for the 14-day mark. While Sakuragi’s in-team rival, Kaede Rukawa, who serves as the small forward on the Shohoku team headlines the second countdown trailer on day 11.

Watch the countdown trailer featuring Hanamichi Sakuragi above.
The First Slam Dunk is set to premiere in theaters in Japan on December 3.

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