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Friday, February 17, 2023 

Basketball manga sells big in Korea

Yonhap News Agency tells of a sport manga from Japan that's made waves on the mainland in Korea, along with a film adaptation:
The Japanese basketball comic book series "Slam Dunk" has sold over 1 million copies in South Korea on the back of the popularity of its animated film adaptation, its local publisher said Tuesday.

The repackaged version of the book series by Takehiko Inoue has seen a resurgence in sales since Jan. 4, when the animated film "The First Slam Dunk" hit local screens.

Daiwon C.I., its publishing company, anticipated robust sales in the short term due to strong demand from fans. [...]

The recent success of the comic series can be attributed to the popularity of the animated film, which has attracted both older and younger audiences with its captivating story of an undefeated spirit and nostalgia for the 1990s.
When it comes to the manga, it's certainly telling it sold more than a million, which is far more than can be said for a considerable supply of USA comics today. Again, here's an example of foreign comics proving more successful than USA comics.

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