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The First Slam Dunk Blu-ray release date unveiled in trailer

In an exhilarating revelation, the release date for The First Slam Dunk's Blu-ray edition has been announced, sending waves of anticipation amongst fans across North America. With a fresh trailer teasing its arrival, the film's Blu-ray is slated to hit shelves on June 25, 2024, courtesy of GKIDS and Shout! Studio.

Award-Winning Success
The First Slam Dunk, which captured hearts and accolades upon its release in Japan in 2022, marked the directorial debut of renowned Slam Dunk creator Takehiko Inoue. Its triumph was further cemented by winning the prestigious 2023 Japan Academy Prize for Best Animation of the Year. Now, enthusiasts eagerly await its Blu-ray release to delve deeper into its captivating narrative.

Exclusive Offerings
Enthusiasts can choose between two versions of the Blu-ray release. The first edition boasts a limited-edition sticker sheet featuring iconic Shohoku team uniforms, along with a plethora of bonus features.

Among these are an exclusive interview with director Takehiko Inoue, a behind-the-scenes featurette delving into the English dubbing process titled 'Behind the Starting Line-up', engaging colour commentary with the English dub team, and a collection of trailers showcasing the film's brilliance.

Collector's Edition and Beyond
For die-hard fans seeking an even more immersive experience, a Collector's Edition has been announced, set to be released later this year. With its impending arrival, aficionados can expect an array of additional content to further enrich their appreciation of The First Slam Dunk's captivating universe.

Toei Animation's Triumph
Notably, The First Slam Dunk emerged as one of Toei Animation's major successes alongside One Piece Film: Red in both 2022 and 2023. The renowned studio, celebrated for its illustrious portfolio including Dragon Ball and PreCure, witnessed unprecedented box office revenue, soaring to an impressive $246 million largely attributed to the aforementioned films.

Potential for Sequel
As whispers of a potential sequel echo within the fandom, Takehiko Inoue remains enigmatic, neither confirming nor dismissing the possibility. With fervent speculation abound, enthusiasts eagerly await further developments, hoping to witness the continuation of The First Slam Dunk's enthralling saga.

With the Blu-ray release date now unveiled, excitement mounts as fans eagerly anticipate the opportunity to immerse themselves in The First Slam Dunk's captivating world once more.

As June 25, 2024 approaches, enthusiasts prepare to embark on a thrilling journey alongside Shohoku High School's formidable basketball team, poised to challenge reigning champions, Sannoh Kogyo High School, on the grand stage of the Inter-High School National Championship.