As in other countries around the world, the spread of the new coronavirus has affected the Japanese film market badly. According to Eiga.com, the weekend gross of the top 15 films on the weekend of March 14-15 was down 73 percent from the same weekend of last year. Hit the jump for more details.
After making the third place debut, SHIROBAKO Movie, a feature film sequel to the 2014-2015 TV anime series dropped to sixth in its second weekend of release, bringing its total gross to 220 million yen. Meanwhile, the Digimon franchise's 20th-anniversary film Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna quickly disappeared from the top 10 in its third weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
SHIROBAKO Movie, a feature film sequel to the 2014-2015 TV anime series SHIROBAKO, was released in 158 theaters in Japan on February 29, 2020, as scheduled. The 119-minute film earned a very good 115 million yen in its opening weekend to become the top-grossing new film of the weekend, beating Harrison Ford-starring The Call of the Wild, which had twice more theaters. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the four-member Japanese pop band fhána has posted a four-minute full-length music video for their 15th single song "Hoshi wo Atsumete" (Trace the Stars), which will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming anime film SHIROBAKO Movie. As with the CD jacket photo, the band perform the song in colorful spotlights on the stage that many shirobako (white boxes) are placed. Check out their brand new video after the jump!