‘THE FIRST SLAM DUNK’ won the Best Animated Feature Award.

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The 46th Japan Academy Awards award ceremony was held on March 10 at the International Museum Pamir in the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, Tokyo, where “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK” won the Best Animated Feature Award.

This work is a new anime movie directed and written by the original author Takehiko Inoue, based on the monumental basketball manga ” SLAM DUNK. ” It will be released on December 3, 2022, and as of March 5, the cumulative audience mobilization has exceeded 7.97 million, and the box office revenue has exceeded 11.6 billion yen.

Producer Toshiyuki Matsui of Toei, who took the stage, said, ”The original author, manga artist Takehiko Inoue, asked for expression in the unknown world of movies, so it was realized, and the staff never gave up on the challenge. I think it’s a completed work because he fought through until now,” he commented.

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