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The First Slam Dunk: the cast of Italian voice actors revealed!

Recently, Anime Factory unveiled the cast of voice actors who will give voice to the protagonists in The First Slam Dunk with a dedicated trailer: let’s find out all the details together in this article

Anime Factory, a label owned by Plaion Pictures, reveals the cast of Italian voice actors who will give voice to the protagonists of the anime film The First Slam Dunk, written and directed by the well-known mangaka Takehiko Inoue, former creator of the acclaimed original manga and here in his first attempt as a director. We have prepared a special for you, pending the arrival of the film in theaters, which you can reach by clicking here.

The First Slam Dunk takes the viewer onto the pitch, right into the match, where point guard Ryota Miyagi and the rest of the Shohoku team – made up of Hanamichi Sakuragi, Kaede Rukawa, Takenori Akagi and Hisashi Mitsui – are about to bring to life one of the most exciting matches ever seen on the big screen, but also back in time, thanks to unpublished flashbacks that reveal some of the most significant memories of Ryota’s past – never told by Inoue to date. As the director himself underlined:

The characters lived on in me even after the series ended. […] Also, as I myself have changed since the manga serialization, there are perspectives that I wanted to describe but wasn’t able to fully illustrate at the time, and perspectives that weren’t visible to me at the time. I hope you enjoy this as a new Slam Dunk, even if it’s a Slam Dunk with new elements.

The First Slam Dunk: the Italian voice actors revealed with a dedicated trailer!

Anime Factory has revealed, via press release, the Italian dubbers of the film through a trailer, which you can find above. In the press release we read:

For these reasons, also in Italy the goal was to assemble a cast as faithful as possible to the new original voices of the film. We have the honor, but at the same time we feel the responsibility, to offer everyone total coherence on a vocal level with the characters, their character and their personality, so as to respect and keep Maestro Inoue’s vision intact.

While below you will find the words of Ryuji KochiPresident of TOEI Animation Europe SaS, who commented as follows:

We very much hope that the Italian dubbed version of THE FIRST SLAM DUNK movie will give Italian fans the same kind of experience as fans in Japan and around the world.

Below you will find the complete cast of voice actors both in the original and in the Italian version:

  • Ryota Miyagi: Shugo Nakamura Moses Singh
  • Hisashi Mitsui: Jun Companion – Dimitri Winter
  • Kaede Rukawa: Shinichiro Kamio – Alessandro Germano
  • Hanamichi Sakuragi: Subaru Kimura – Alessandro Fattori
  • Takenori Akagi: Kenta Miyake – Diego Baldoin
  • I don’t want: Masami Seto – Federica Simonelli
  • Mitsuyoshi Anzai: Katsuhisa Hoki – Antonio Paiola
  • Kaoru Miyagi: Mie Sonozaki – Deborah Magnaghi

And after having also revealed the voice actors, we just have to wait for The First Slam Dunk to arrive in Italian cinemas, scheduled for May 10 as a single date in the original subtitled version and from May 11 to 17 in the dubbed version. Let us know if you’re going to see it in theaters below in the comments and stay tuned with us at for all the news on the subject of cinema and TV series!

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Magdalena Skrok is an accomplished writer who delves into the realm of new movies and TV series. With an unwavering passion for cinematic storytelling, Magdalena keeps readers informed about the latest releases, upcoming projects, and exciting developments in the world of entertainment.