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The First Slam Dunk Movie Will Stream on Netflix in Japan

The First Slam Dunk movie will start streaming exclusively on Netflix from June 10, 2024. It will also appear in over 300 theaters in Japan again starting on August 13, 2024. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

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So far, it seems like Netflix Japan is the only one who announced this Slam Dunk movie debut. A week before, news reported that The First Slam Dunk will also start streaming in South Korea from June 10, 2024. However, it will be on Disney+. Because of this, it’s hard to say which platform international viewers will have to use in order to access the movie.

The First Slam Dunk came out in December 2022. Despite the title, it adapts the final match from the manga, as well as an epilogue focusing on Miyagi. While Hanamichi is the protagonist, the movie centers around Miyagi, the point guard for Shohoku and a popular character in his own right. The movie was incredibly popular, making over 1 billion JPY its opening weekend. In total, it made over $279 million worldwide and is the fifth highest-grossing anime film of all time. It also won a Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year back in 2023.

The First Slam Dunk will appear on Netflix Japan from June 10, 2024. Netflix outside of Japan has not yet announced whether it will carry this movie or not.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.