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The First Slam Dunk Film Nets 10 Billion Yen in About 67 Days

The First Slam Dunk

The First Slam Dunk.

OtakuFeed found out that The First Slam Dunk, the Brand-new anime film Based on Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk basketball manga, has just Sold over 6.87 million tickets which is about 10 billion yen (about US$76.21 million) as of February 7, its 67th day in Theaters.

The film also marketed a total of 2.43 million tickets in South Korea on Tuesday. The film was shown in South Korea on January 4, and on its fourth weekend, it ranked #1, Past of Avatar: The Way of Water. As of Sunday, the film had made a total of US$19,309,822 in South Korea.

The film was shown in Japan on December 3 and ranked #1 on its first weekend. The film marketed 847,000 tickets and gained 1,295,808,780 yen (about US$9.50 million) over its first weekend. The film is now the #43 highest-earning film of all time in Japan and the #13 highest-earning anime film of all time in Japan.

Inoue personally orchestrated the film at Toei Animation and made the script. Among the detailed staff members are character designer/animation director Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) and technical directors Katsuhiko Kitada (Attack on Titan episodes, Major: Yūjō no Winning Shot), Naoki Miyahara (Digimon Adventure, Popin Q), Toshio Ōhashi (LayereD Stories 0), and Yū Kamatani (Looking for Magical DoReMi, Precure Super Stars!).

Daiki Nakazawa supervised the CG, and Yūta Ogura produced the CG. Kazuo Ogura oversaw the art. Yota Tsuruoka led the sound with Koji Kasamatsu.
The Japan Academy Film Prize Association for excellence in film selected the film for Animation of the Year in its 46th annual awards. 


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