Toho announced today on December 5 that Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name. had earned 19.957 billion yen at the Japanese box office by December 4 in 104 days since its release on August 26. Now it has become the second top-grossing Japanese film in history, surpassing Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle in 2004. Hit the jump for more details.
Toho confirmed today on November 28 that Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name. had earned 19.4 billion yen (about 173 million US dollars) at the Japanese box office, surpassing Hayao Miyazaki's Mononoke-hime/Princess Mononoke released in 1997. It now ranks sixth in the all-time box office ranking in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
NHK today announced the artist list for this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen, the New Year's Eve singing program. As expected, four-member Japanese rock band RADWIMPS, who have made a huge success by performing the theme song for Makoto Shinkai's mega hit film Kimi no Na wa./your name., is included in the list of 46 performers/groups. Check their latest MVs after the jump.
Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name. still continues its domination at Japanese box office. According to the latest report, the youth sci-fi film led the weekend box office for the third week in a row (12 times in total) with 254,000,000 yen. It is expected to reach the record of Princess Mononoke in one or two weeks. Hit the jump for more details.
Even Hollywood star Tom Cruise's newest action flick couldn't beat Makoto Shinkai's youth sci-fi love story. According to the latest weekend box office report in Japan, Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name. once again took first place in its 12th week. Check this weekend's top 10 list after the jump.
43-year-old anime director Makoto Shinkai received the Grand Prix award of "Hit Maker of the Year 2016" chosen by Nikkei BP Company's trend information magazine Nikkei Entertainment! for the huge success of his latest film Kimi no Na wa./your name. At the commendation ceremony in Tokyo, he talked about the possible schedule for his next film. Hit the jump for more.
Shizuoka-based anime character-themed cake store Anime Sugar today started accepting pre-orders for the latest entry of this year's Christmas cakes, featuring the key visual of Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./your name. This winter's lineup also includes Madoka Magica, KING OF PRISM, Fate/stay night, and more. Check this winter's lineup after the jump!