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Last month in North America, the first new Slam Dunk anime in over 20 years AND Takehiko Inoue's directorial debut finally arrived in theaters: The First Slam Dunk! So who better to talk to me about this exciting event but my friend and fellow Slam Dunk fan, Tricia! For the first part of this episode, we talk a bit about Slam Dunk's history, its importance in Japanese sports, fandom, & BL culture, why it's such a beloved piece of work, and our general (spoiler-free!) thoughts on this new edition to it. Then, at around the 1:26:35 mark, we go total spoiler-zone & do a deep-dive of our thoughts on the work, along with sneaker talk, anime character Toon Squad Dream Teams, and your listener questions!
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- Gkids' official The First Slam Dunk webpage
- Watch the original Slam Dunk anime in the US on Toei's Official US Youtube Channel
- Buy the Slam Dunk manga at Rightstuf or Amazon
- Short video on the real sneakers Inoue used in Slam Dunk
- Tensai_Hana's thread on Twitter about some background information for Slam Dunk / The First Slam Dunk
- Listen to me talk about The First Slam Dunk on Taiiku Podcast as well!
My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!
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