Kodoani.com – The First Slam Dunk, the anime adaptation of Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk basketball manga, earned 6.7 billion yen (about US$50.7 million) and sold 4.61 million tickets in 32 days of its premiere. in Japan. The film also ranked at number 1 for the fifth consecutive week.
The film ranked at number 1 in its opening weekend. The film sold 847,000 tickets and grossed 1,295,808,780 yen (about 9.50 million US dollars) in its opening weekend.
The film opened in Japan on December 3. It was shown IMAX at 40 cinemas across Japan and shown in Dolby Atmos at 34 cinemas. The film added a Dolby Cinema screening on December 10.
Inoue personally directed the film at Toei Animation and wrote the script. Among the employees listed are character designer/animation director Yasuyuki Ebara and technical directors Katsuhiko Kitada, Naoki Miyahara, Toshio Ōhashi and Yū Kamatani.
Daiki Nakazawa is directing the CG, and Yūta Ogura is producing the CG. Kazuo Ogura art direction. Yota Tsuruoka is directing the sound with Koji Kasamatsu.