THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Anime Film Passes 14 Billion Yen, Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
Now in its sixth month of screenings in Japan, THE FIRST SLAM DUNK just isn’t even breaking a sweat, sitting very comfortably within the high 10 once more this weekend for the twenty fifth weekend in a row. And with this earlier weekend, THE FIRST SLAM DUNK handed 14 billion yen on the Japanese field workplace, the sixteenth movie to ever achieve this.
As of Might 14, THE FIRST SLAM DUNK has introduced in 14.10 billion yen (US$107.11 million) in Japan alone and US$268 million from world wide, sitting very comfortably at fifth place on the worldwide anime charts behind Suzume – and that is from Asia alone, Western international locations gained’t see the movie till this summer season!
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The unique Slam Dunk TV anime aired from 1993 to 1996, with 4 anime movies being spun off from the unique anime. You may catch an on-demand replay of the TV anime right here on Crunchyroll.
THE FIRST SLAM DUNK opened in Japan on December 3, 2022, in common and IMAX theaters and expanded to Dolby Cinema screens on December 10. The movie will probably be headed to the UK, Eire and Malta from Anime Restricted and Toei Animation Europe this Summer season with GKIDS releasing it in North America on the identical time and describing the movie like so:
Shohoku’s “speedster” and level guard, Ryota Miyagi, at all times performs with brains and lightning pace, working circles round his opponents whereas feigning composure. Born and raised in Okinawa, Ryota had a brother who was three years older. Following within the footsteps of his older brother, who was a well-known native participant from a younger age, Ryota additionally grew to become hooked on basketball.
Supply: Kogyo Tsushin
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll Information. He additionally runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff referred to as TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts images of his travels on Instagram.