Friday, June 30, 2023

2022 Japanese animated film The First Slam Dunk in Pittsburgh from July 27.

The 2022 Japanese animated film The First Slam Dunk will play in Pittsburgh from July 27.
Shohoku's "speedster" and point guard, Ryota Miyagi, always plays with brains and lightning speed, running circles around his opponents while feigning composure. Born and raised in Okinawa, Ryota had a brother who was three years older. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, who was a famous local player from a young age, Ryota also became addicted to basketball. In his second year of high school, Ryota plays with the Shohoku High School basketball team along with Sakuragi, Rukawa, Akagi, and Mitsui as they take the stage at the Inter-High School National Championship. And now, they are on the brink of challenging the reigning champions, Sannoh Kogyo High School.
Wikipedia notes it won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year in 2023. It is scheduled to play locally, so far, at the AMC Loews Waterfront and the Cinemark theater in Robinson. Tickets are available online; please note, some screenings are dubbed in English while others are in Japanese with English subtitles.

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