Slam Dunk resurrected. Fans in their 30s and 40s are excited!
“The First Slam Dunk,” a theatrical version of the popular cartoon “Slam Dunk” in the 1990s, was released and launched to target “fanship” in their 30s and 40s.
According to the integrated computer network for movie theater tickets on the 5th, the animation “The First Slam Dunk” attracted 62,000 viewers on the 4th, the first day of its release, ranking second in the box office after “Avatar: Waterway” (Avatar 2). The seat sales rate, which shows the ratio of the number of seats assigned to a specific movie to the number of seats, was 23.2%, beating “Avatar 2” (12.5%).
“Slam Dunk” is a Japanese comic series published between 1990 and 1996. It was loved by recording more than 120 million cumulative sales worldwide. In Korea, most of those who spent their adolescence in the 1990s are famous enough to remember the name “Slam Dunk.”
The work has become a hot topic since its production, with Inoue Takehiko, the original cartoonist, in charge of the script and directing.
The main character in the work was changed from Kang Baek-ho, the original “Red Hair,” to Song Tae-seop, the “No. 1” guard. The story deals with the match between Buksan High School and Sanwang High School, which marked the end of the original work. This is why the story is bound to be new, although it is not much out of the frame of the original.
In an interview with distributor NEW, Takehiko Inoue said, “I made ‘Slam Dunk’ from a new perspective and a new perspective. Cartoons are made into cartoons, animations are made into animations, movies are made into a new life.”
“In the end, all roots are the same, and even if you already know ‘Slam Dunk’, I hope you can feel that there is such a slam dunk,” he said.
In Korea, it is predicted that it will start attracting audiences in earnest on the first weekend by stimulating the emotions of those in their 30s and 40s who loved the original cartoon.
“The First Slam Dunk” recorded 98% in the CGV Golden Egg Index, which reflects the evaluation of actual visitors, surpassing other top box office works such as “Avatar 2” (96%).
A video clip of famous celebrities who actually saw the work was also released, raising expectations for viewing the work.
Most of them are in their 30s and 40s who clearly remember the original cartoon “Slam Dunk.”
2AM members and actors Jung Jin-woon, singer Huh Gak, actor Seo Ji-seok, former basketball national team Han Ki-bum, and active professional basketball players said in a video released by NEW, “You must watch it. “Please check it out with your own eyes,” “It feels like I’m back to my school days on a time machine,” and “I made it in detail and detail well.”
As “Slam Dunk,” a favorite cartoon in school, returned to the screen, more and more people visited the cartoon page.
According to Yes24, the special edition of “Slam Dunk`s Champ,” which was released for the release of the movie, topped the bestseller list on New Year’s Day. For readers who are new to “Slam Dunk`s ” this book carefully contains 24 episodes, which are the basis of the story, from the entire 276 episodes of the original cartoon.
The main buyers of “Slam Dunk`s Champ” were those in their 30s and 40s who enjoyed cartoons more than 20 years ago, accounting for more than 87% of all book buyers.