This year at Anime Expo, Toei Animation and GKIDS will officially host the North American subtitled premiere of the international box office smash hit feature, “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK”. Anime Expo is the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America, having hosted numerous premieres of top Japanese anime films, with regular attendance of over 100,000 attendees annually.
THE FIRST SLAM DUNK marks the first new feature-length film from the globally cherished franchise in over 28 years, as well as original manga creator Takehiko Inoue’s directorial debut. The film went on to be awarded this year’s Japan Academy Prize for Best Animation of the Year – marking the first nomination and win for Inoue. GKIDS will release THE FIRST SLAM DUNK theatrically in the United States and Canada later this summer in both its original Japanese language with English subtitles and an all-new English dubbed version.
The premiere will take place on Monday, July 3rd from 12pm in the Main Events Hall in the Los Angeles Convention Center. All AX attendees with badges welcomed. First 2,500 guests will receive a special souvenir booklet. Visit the official movie website for North America, www.slamdunkmovie.com, for more info.