The movie ‘Slam Dunk’ made a statement in response to the criticism of the voice actor change in the unique program.

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A remake of a work that was so popular that it was once called a social phenomenon. The anime movie “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK, “which will be released on Saturday, December 3rd, is not officially a remake, but it is a new work of the manga and anime that was very popular in the 90s.

[Video] On November 10th, the official Twitter account for the movie “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK,” which started the flames, tweeted a message titled “[To everyone].” He thanked the viewers of the special broadcast on Toei Animation’s official YouTube channel on November 4th. At the same time, he commented, “While we have received a lot of feedback, we are accepting the various thoughts of those who are looking forward to work.”

Reaction to the special that sparked criticism
In this unique program, the cast, theme song, trailer, etc., were lifted, and many criticisms were posted in the YouTube comment section on the day of the event. However, the official Twitter continued, “We have continued to create with the desire that both those who have loved Slam Dunk for a long time and those who see it for the first time will enjoy it.” In the end, “The movie will be completed soon. The director and all the staff will put their hearts into the production until the end so that everyone can enjoy it.”

The most notable voice actors in the new “Slam Dunk.”
In “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK,” directed by the original author Takehiko Inoue himself, it is no exaggeration to say that the voice actors who play the charming characters have attracted the most attention.

The cast announced on the same day that it appeared in the “movie ‘THE FIRST SLAM DUNK’ new information release special number” distributed on November 4th. Each talked about their thoughts on the work and episodes during dubbing.

The cast members are Sogo Nakamura as Ryota Miyagi, Jun Kasama as Hisashi Mitsui, Shinichiro Kamio as Kaede Rukawa, Subaru Kimura as Hanamichi Sakuragi, and Kenta Miyake as Takenori Akagi. “SLAM DUNK” was broadcast on TV from 1993 to 1996.

At that time, Tsubasa Shioya (Ryota Miyagi), Ryotaro Okiayu (Hisashi Mitsui), Hikaru Midorikawa (Kaede Rukawa), Takeshi Kusao (Hanamichi Sakuragi) and Kiyoyuki Yanada (Takenori Akagi).

On the day of the unique program, while the long-awaited cast was announced, many fans who watched the original manga and past anime reacted negatively to the change of voice actors and theme song. The announcement on the movie’s official Twitter account is thought to have responded to this reaction.

Fan: “I never thought that the voice actor would change.”
When a famous old work is remade, rebooted, or released into the world, the more popular the work is, the stronger the attachment to the past work is, and the more likely it is that this kind of reaction will be generated.

The original was serialized from 1990 to 1996. “Weekly Shonen Jump” (Shueisha) recorded a maximum circulation of 6.53 million copies (1995), a work that led to the so-called “jump golden age.” It also created a basketball boom at the time.

A male fan (in his 30s) who experienced the frenzy of manga and anime at the time responded to an interview with about what was announced during the unique program of “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK. “

“The second half of the 90s Slam Dunk TV anime had an anime-original development and ending. As a result, many fans have been waiting for a re-animation that is faithful to the original. Because of that, many people expected the cast to be a remake of the TV anime.

“Difference in fan base” of “Slam Dunk”
For long-time fans, it was a surprise. On the other hand, as the official Twitter account revealed, “I want people who have loved Slam Dunk for a long time, as well as those who are watching it for the first time, to enjoy it,” the idea is to renew the cast. There will be.

The TV anime “Urusei Yatsura,” which is based on Rumiko Takahashi’s manga and has been airing since October, has received excellent reviews, even though the cast has changed significantly from the TV anime that aired in the 1980s ( Although it is thought that the age when the old work was broadcasted is also related). However, the man mentioned above said,” ‘Slam Dunk’ fans are not so-called ‘anime otaku,’ so there seems to be a lot of people who are skeptical about anime promotions that rely entirely on the popularity of voice actors in recent years.” pointed out the difference.

Another man (in his 30s) said, “Even though I haven’t seen the anime though, it’s often broadcast during the summer vacation, and from the point of view of my generation, basketball was popular only during the summer vacation. I was surprised in a way,” he commented. He continued, “However since we are making a new anime in this era, the voice actors will naturally change.

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