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The First Slam Dunk Film Exceeds 14 Billion Yen In Japan; Reveals Celebratory Illustration

Toei Animation announced on June 5, 2023, that The First Slam Dunk film have earned a revenue of 14.43 billion yen in the Japanese box office, since its release in the Japanese theatres on Dec 3, 2023.

The film also surpassed 10 billion admission rate, as of June 4, 2023.

Toei encouraged all the fans to continue supporting the film to see how far it can go with its current momentum.

With this momentum, let’s see how far it can go. Please continue to support this film.

In order to celebrate the 6 month mark of the film, mangaka Takehiko Inoue revealed an illustration. The illustration features Shohoku High School basketball team coach, Mr. Anzai.

Inoue, on his official Twitter account, thanked all the fans for their support.

It has been six months since the release, and we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has visited us. Thanks to your support, the film has continued to be screened, allowing even those who couldn’t see it before due to various reasons to have the opportunity to watch it. We sincerely appreciate your support.

The First Slam Dunk Film illustration

The First Slam Dunk movie released in Japan on Dec 3, 2022.

Cast members announced includes:

  • Shugo Nakamura as Ryota Miyagi (point guard)
  • Jun Kasama as Hisashi Mitsui (shooting guard)
  • Shinichiro Kamio as Kaede Rukawa (small forward)
  • Subaru Kimura as Hanamichi Sakuragi (power forward)
  • Kenta Miyake as Takenori Akagi (team captain and Center)

The opening theme song was performed by The Birthday, while 10-FEET performed the ending theme song “Zero Sensation”.

The First Slam Dunk movie was directed and scripted by mangaka Takahiko Inoue himself at Toei Animation.

Slam Dunk

Among the listed staff members are character designer/animation director Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) and technical directors Katsuhiko Kitada (Attack on Titan episodes, Major: Yujo no Winning Shot), Naoki Miyahara (Digimon Adventure, Popin Q), Toshio Ohashi (LayereD Stories 0), and Yu Kamatani (Looking for Magical DoReMi, Precure Super Stars!).

Daiki Nakazawa directed the CG, and Yuta Ogura produced the CG. Kazuo Ogura directed the art. Yota Tsuruoka was in charge of directing the sound with Koji Kasamatsu.

The First Slam Dunk debuted at number one at the Japanese box office, and grossed ¥1.296 billion ($9.5 million) during its first two days. As of Feb 7, 2023, the film grossed ¥10 billion ($76.2 million) in Japan.

It had become the highest-grossing anime film of all time in Korea for a brief period of time. It was then surpassed by Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume No Tojimari.

The film also won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year in 2023.

Inoue published his iconic sports manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1990 to 1996 for a total of 31 volumes. The manga inspired a television anime in 1993, and it received four anime film sequels.

Source: Oricon, Twitter