THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Is #1 For 6 Weekends
Photo: Toei Animation

THE FIRST SLAM DUNK, the recent Toei Animation basketball anime film based on the Slam Dunk manga stayed at #1 for its sixth weekend.

From Friday to Sunday, the movie sold 319,000 tickets and brought in 480,867,330 yen, or roughly $3.63 million. In the 38 days following the movie’s Japanese premiere, 5.27 million tickets had been sold for a total of 7,685,000,000 yen which is approximately US$58.2 million.

In its first weekend, the movie came in at number one. Over the course of its first weekend, the movie sold 847,000 tickets and brought in 1,295,808,780 yen which is about $9.50 million.

The first SLAM DUNK anime film premiered in December 3 in Japan.

The film’s main cast members include:

  • Shugo Nakamura as Ryota Miyagi
  • Jun Kasama as Hisashi Mitsui
  • Shin’ichirō Kamio as Kaede Rukawa
  • Subaru Kimura as Hanamichi Sakuragi
  • Kenta Miyake as Takenori Akagi

The Birthday will perform the anime film’s opening theme, and 10-FEET will perform the ending theme “Dai Zero Kan.”

The anime’s staff includes:

  • Animation Studio: Toei Animation
  • Inoue as the Director
  • Yasuyuki Ebara as Character Designer and Animation Director
  • Katsuhiko Kitada, Naoki Miyahara, Toshio Ōhashi, Yū Kamatani as Technical Directors
  • Daiki Nakazawa as the CG Director
  • Yūta Ogura as the CG Producer
  • Kazuo Ogura as the Art Director
  • Yota Tsuruoka, Koji Kasamatsu are the Sound Directors

Slam Dunk is a Japanese sports manga series composed and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue. It recounts the tale of a basketball team from Shōhoku High School in the Shōnan area of Japan. It was serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from October 1990 to June 1996, with the parts gathered into 31 tankōbon volumes.

The manga was adjusted into an anime TV series by Toei Animation which circulated from October 1993 to March 1996 and has been communicated around the world, getting a charge out of much prominence especially in Japan, a few other Asian nations and Europe.

The series has 170 million duplicates available for use, making it the seventh smash hit manga series ever. In 1994, it got the 40th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen classification. In 2010, Inoue got exceptional recognitions from the Japan Basketball Association for advocating ball in Japan.


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