In Japan there are some Spokons that have made history. In fact, in the vast amount of manga produced, there are some that stand out more than others, such as Takehiko Inoue's magnificent masterpiece, slam dunk. The series heralded in recent years is back with a film of its own that was recently released in Japanese cinemas.

The debut of The First: Slam Dunk took place in Japanese territory just three days ago, on Saturday, December 3rd, and not counting screenings at Dolby theaters, which start on December 10th instead. Nevertheless, it was already a complete success.

The First Slam Dunk opened its first weekend of screenings at #1 at the box office with 847,000 tickets sold and a collection of 1,295,808,780 yen or around 9 million euros. A truly outstanding result for just two days of screening. Surely, the hunger of the Shohoku players and the dedication of Takehiko Inoue have played important roles in attracting new audiences to the cinema.

The effect was obviously felt in related products as wellas the Japanese suggestion to read Slam Dunk has turned into a rush to buy the volumes, which have returned to the bestseller charts in the last week.

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