Following the first part "Saikai (Reunion)" and second "Ketsui (Determination)," "Kokuhaku (Confession)," the third part of the six-part anime film project Digimon Adventure Tri., was released at 11 theaters across Japan last Saturday and has earned a decent 55 million yen from its first four days. Hit the jump for more details.
Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name continues to dominate the Japanese weekend box office in its fifth week, easily getting ahead of its competitors, including acclaimed director Clint Eastwood's latest work Sully. Now its has become the 7th most successful Japanese film in history. Hit the jump for more details.
Distributor Toho announced today that Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name earned an astonishing 10.08 billion yen from 7.74 million admissions in 28 days since its release on August 26. It now becomes the first non-Studio Ghibli and non-Hayao Miyazaki anime film to reach the milestone in the Japanese cinema history. Hit the jump for more details.
It is confirmed today Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name earned a massive 9.1 billion yen (about 89 million US dollars) in 25 days since its release on August 26. It has already become the most successful non-Studio Ghibli anime film in the Japanese cinema history. Hit the jump for more details.
Nobody has expected this impressive success for an original anime feature film not based on any popular manga or TV anime series. It is confirmed today that Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name has collected a huge 6.2 billion yen (about 60 million US dollars) from its domestic run only in 17 days since its release on August 26. Hit the jump for more details.
It is confirmed today that, as of September 4, the Shinji Higuchi-directed 29th Japanese Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla earned a massive 6,017,239,800 yen (about 58.25 million US dollars) with 4,129,595 ticket sales in 38 days since its release in Japan on July 29. Hit the jum pfor more details.
After 238 days since its release on January 9, KING OF PRISM by Pretty Rhythm, a spin-off film to the Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live TV anime aired from 2013 to 2014, finally ended its run at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theater in Tokyo yesterday, September 2. About 1,600 fans gathered for the sold-out final screening. Hit the jump for more details.
In addition to the anime film that became the weekend box office winner with 930 million yen, both the novel version of Kimi no Na wa./your name written by the director Makoto Shinkai himself and the film's soundtrack album performed by four-member rock band RADWIMPS are taking No.1 spots in the latest weekly sales charts. Hit the jump for more details.
As predicted, Shin Godzilla (English title: Godzilla Resurgence) has earned a massive 5.3 billion yen on 3.6 million admissions in one month since its release in Japan on July 29. It has become the top-grossing live-action film of 2016 in Japan so far, breaking the previous record of 4.61 billion yen marked by Nobunaga Concerto. Hit the jump for more details.
Acclaimed Japanese anime director Makoto Sinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second)'s latest feature film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name was released on 301 screens in Japan on August 26 and reportedly earned about 770 million yen from 590,000 admissions in its first two days. Hit the jump for more details.
The highly anticipated 13th One Piece feature film, One Piece Film Gold was released in Japan on July 23 and has earned 4.46 billion yen from its four-week domestic run. To attract more audience to theaters, an illustration card newly drawn by the original manga creator Eiichiro Oda will be given to moviegoers from September 3. Hit the jump for more details.
Bunka Tsushinsha reported on the top 10 Japanese films of the first half of 2016 (winter 2015 to June 2016). The top-grossing Japanese film during the period was the 20th Detective Conan feature film, Detective Conan: Pure Black Nightmare, that earned the record-breaking 6.31 billion yen. Check the list after the jump.
The official blog for the Girls und Panzer anime franchise announced the theatrical release schedule for Girls und Panzer der Film for the coming months and confirmed at least four theaters will be showing it till November 22. It means the film, originally opened in Japan on November 21, 2015, will be running at theaters over one year. Hit the jump for more details.
The Japanese Big G's return has been passionately welcomed by the audience. Toho has confirmed that Shin Godzilla (English title: Godzilla Resurgence), the first Japanese Godzilla film in 12 years released on July 29, earned an impressive 3,382,975,500 yen on 2,308,427 admissions in its first 17 days. Hit the jump for more details.
It has been confirmed that one of the most anticipated Japanese films of this summer, One Piece Film Gold has earned 3 billion yen in 16 days since its theatrical release in Japan on July 23. It is six days later than the previous 12th film One Piece Film Z in December 2012, which made 3.1 billion yen in its first 10 days. Hit the jump for more details.