Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1, the first part of the trilogy films based on the 50-episode first Eureka Seven TV anime series aired in 2005-2006, was released in 107 theaters across Japan last Saturday, September 16, and ranked 8th with 63 million yen (about 565,000 US dollars) in its debut weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
According to Mantan Web, KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-, the second film from the KING OF PRISM anime franchise, had earned 500 million yen from the 300,000 tickets sales in Japan by September 3, in three months since its release on June 10. Its initial theater count on the release day was only 56. Hit the jump for more details.
While no changes in the top 7 titles, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin V: Clash at Loum, the latest fifth chapter of the anime adaptation of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's Gundam: The Origin manga, ranked 8th and pulled in a solid 92,717,300 yen on 49,383 admissions at the box office from 36 theaters in its Japanese debut over the weekend of September 2-3. Hit the jump for more details.
There were three new anime films opened in Japan last week: Madhouse's original film Kimi no Koe wo Todoketai (57 theaters), Silver Link's Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Oath Under Snow (17 theaters), and Studio Comet's Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! (8 theaters/OVA episode). But none of them made top 10 debut in their opening weekend.
The anime film adaptation of internationally acclaimed Japanese director Shunji Iwai's 1993 TV drama Uchiage Hanabi, Uekara Miruka Shitakara Miruka?/Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? opened in 298 theaters across Japan on August 18, delivering 295 million yen from the 220,000 ticket sales in its opening weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
Despite being in its fifth weekend, the live-action film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga Gintama still ranked sixth, even two positions up from the previous weekend. The Yuichi Fukuda (Hentai Kamen)-directed film has become the most succssful live-action Japanese film of this year, making over 3.1 billion yen. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the box office top 10 rankings reported by Bunkatsushinsha today, the 21st Detective Conan feature film Karakurenai no Love Letter/Crimson Love Letter, released on April 15 and earned 6.87 billion yen from its domestic run, is confirmed as the top-grossing Japanese film in the first half of 2017. Hit the jump for more details.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I, the live-action film adaptation of Hirohiko Araki's long-running manga series was finally released in 323 theaters across Japan on August 4. Despite the high anticipation based on the manga's strong popularity, the film made a disappointing 166 million yen and ranked only 5th in its first weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
The well-buzzed live-action film adaptation of Sui Ishida's dark fantasy manga Tokyo Ghoul was finally released in 305 theaters across Japan on July 29. The Masataka Kubota (Death Note TV drama)-starring film delivered 232 million yen on 166,000 admissions, becoming the top-grossing PG12-rated film of the weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
Despite its limited release only in 73 theaters nationwide, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection earned a very good 98 million yen from the 57,000 ticket sales in its first Saturday and Sunday. The first part of the new two-part Lyrical Nanoha film project was released on July 22 and ranked 8th in its first weekend box office. Hit the jump for more details.
Far exceeded analyst expectations, the live-action film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga Gintama has achieved overwhelming success at the Japanese box office. It is confirmed today that the Yuichi Fukuda (Hentai Kamen)-directed film had sold an impressive 1.3 million in 11 days since its release on July 14. Hit the jump for more details.
With the strong support of the fans of the original manga series who have expressed their love for the film, the live-action film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga Gintama was still doing well at the Japanese box office in its second weekend of release, earning 335 million yen on 239,000 admissions. Hit the jump for more details.
Aniplex has confirmed that The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Calls the Stars, the all-new anime feature film based on Tsutomu Sato's popular light novel series released in 59 theaters on June 17, is still being loved by the fans and has now collected over 500 million yen at the Japanese box office. Hit the jump for more details.
Thanks to the dynamic promotional activities by the main cast and the original manga's "anything-goes" nature, the live-action film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga Gintama earned an impressive 541,032,900 yen in its first Saturday and Sunday, this year's largest opening weekend record for a Japanese live-action film. Hit the jump for more details.
After a modest opening in theaters in Japan on July 08, 2017, Mary and the Witch's Flower will be casting its spell with an expanded theatrical release that will include some 155 territories worldwide, including the United States, England, France, Australia, China, and South Korea. Hit the jump to learn more.