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.
It is officially confirmed today that Toho's Godzilla film franchise has attracted a total of 100 million viewers in Japan since its first film Godzilla released in November 1954. The franchise reached the milestone on the fourth day of the release of its 29th Japanese film Shin Godzilla (English title: Godzilla Resurgence). Hit the jump for more details.
Shin Godzilla (English title: Godzilla Resurgence), the first Japanese Godzilla film in 12 years since Ryuhei Kitamura's box office bomb Godzilla: Final Wars in 2004, finally opened in Japan last Friday. The Shinji Higuchi-directed film easily became the champion of the weekend box office with an astonishing 624,610,700 yen. Hit the jump for more details.
The highly anticipated 13th One Piece feature film, One Piece Film Gold was finally released in Japan on July 23 and earned 1,155,771,000 yen on its first two days. It is enough to take #1 for the weekend, but that's a huge 15% drop compared to the 1,372,054,050 yen opening for the last 12th One Piece Film Z in December 2012. Hit the jump for more details.
It was confirmed that KING OF PRISM by Pretty Rhythm, a spin-off film to the Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live TV anime, had sold over 400,000 tickets at the Japanese box office in six months since its release on January 9, 2016. The news was announced at the film's stage greeting event with the main voice cast in Shinjuku last Friday. Hit the jump for more details.
Tachikawa Cinema City in Tokyo announced on June 20 that its "Gokujou Bakuon (Superfine Explosive Sound) screening of Girls und Panzer der Film is decided to continue till September 2. The film was originally released on November 21, 2015, and is still running at 12 theaters across Japan even after its DVD/Blu-ray were released. Hit the jump for more.
Even one week after the release of the DVD/Blu-ray, many dedicated fans have not stopped going to theaters yet. The official blog of the Girls und Panzer franchise has confirmed, as of June 5, Girls und Panzer der Film had earned 2,200,801,484 yen on 1,296,776 admissions. Hit the jump for more details.
It is confirmed today that the 20th Detective Conan film, Meitantei Conan: Jyunkoku no Nightmare/Detective Conan: Pure Black Nightmare finally crossed the 6 billion yen mark domestically in 51 days since its release on April 16. It has already become the top-grossing film in the anime franchise. Hit the jump for more details.
The live-action film adaptation of Ayuko Hatta's shoujo manga Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji/Wolf Girl & Black Prince was finally released on 285 screens across Japan last Saturday, ranking 2nd in the weekend box office of May 28-29 with 233,626,300 yen on 192,506 admissions. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, in commemoration of the release of its DVD/Blu-ray, Girls und Panzer der Film has received a large-scale rerun at 153 theaters across Japan since last Saturday. Thanks to the push, its total domestic gross finally reached an amazing 2,021,490,984 yen, finishing 9th in its 27th weekend box office. Hit the jump for more details.