The new animated movie THE FIRST SLAM DUNK based on Takehiko Inoue’s masterpiece basketball manga SLAM DUNK was released on December 3, and box office revenue exceeded 1.29 billion yen in two days. Do you get it? The number of spectators mobilized about 847,000 people and got off to a good start.
On the 3rd and 4th movie audience mobilization rankings announced on the 5th (according to Koko News Agency), theatrical animation Suzume no Tojimemari (directed by Makoto Shinkai), which had been at the top for 3 consecutive weeks, took first place. shone in Slam Dunk is a basketball manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) from 1990 to 1996.
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Hanamichi Sakuragi, a delinquent with red hair, joins Shohoku High School’s basketball club by chance. Under Anzai-sensei, he aims to win the national championship with captain Takenori Akagi, Kaede Rukawa, Ryota Miyagi, Kotobuki Mitsui, and Kiminobu Kogure. The cumulative number of comics published in the series is over 120 million.
TV animation was broadcast from 1993 to 1996, and it was also made into a game. In 2006, the Slam Dunk Scholarship was established to support young basketball players. In 2018, Mr. Inoue newly drew the cover of the comic, Redesigned version (same), and in 2020, the illustration collection PLUS / SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS 2 (same) was released.
The original author, Mr. Inoue himself, directed and wrote the script for the new theatrical animation. Subaru Kimura will play Shohoku High School basketball club Hanamichi Sakuragi, Shinichiro Kamio will play Kaede Rukawa, Sogo Nakamura will play Ryota Miyagi, Jun Kasama will play Hisashi Mitsui, and Kenta Miyake will play Takenori Akagi. do.
Source: Anime News Network