On January 11, 2023, Toei announced that its box office earnings from January 1 to December 31, 2022 reached 32,563,660,570 yen (US$246 million), breaking the previous record.
Toei’s previous record was 17,980,254,340 yen ($135 million in today’s currency) in 2009, smashing their previous record many times over.
Toei credited his record numbers to two projects – One Piece Film Red and The First Slam Dunk.
Eiichiro Oda’s ONE PIECE FILM RED, the new animated feature film version of the popular manga ONE PIECE, has been a hit since its release on August 6, 2022. Its box office earnings exceeded 19 billion yen (US$144). million) as of January 10, 2010.
THE FIRST SLAM DUNK is a new cinematic animation based on the famous basketball manga SLAM DUNK by Yuuhiko Inoue. The film was also a huge hit, grossing around 1.29 billion yen in box office earnings in two days since its release on December 3, 2022. On January 10, it was a huge hit, surpassing 7.7 billion yen ($57 million). ) in cash receipts.
Toei’s highest record so far in 2009 was on the back cover of a One Piece film – One Piece Film Strong World.
More about One Piece Movie Red
One Piece Film Red is the fifteenth feature film in the One Piece film series, based on the manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.
Goro Taniguchi directed One Piece Film Red at Toei Animation. Fun fact: Goro Taniguchi made his directorial debut with One Piece: Defeat Him! The pirate Ganzack! In 1998.
Tsutomu Kuroiwa wrote the script. Masayuki Sato designed the characters. He was also the general animation director. Yasutaka Nakata composed the music.
More about The First Slam Dunk
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The First Slam Dunk is based on the basketball manga series Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue. Inoue also personally directed the film at Toei Animation and wrote the screenplay. Yasuyuki Ebara designed the characters for the film.
Inoue published his iconic sports manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1990 to 1996, totaling 31 volumes. The manga inspired a television anime that aired from October 1993 to March 1996 and four films from 1994 to 1995.