The Doraemon: Nobita’s Little “Star Wars” 2021 anime movie stayed at #1 in its second weekend. The movie offered 229,000 tickets for 281 million yen (about US$2.37 million) over the weekend. The movie has offered a complete of 660,000 tickets for a cumulative complete of 800 million yen (about US$6.76 million).

The movie opened at #1, and offered 350,000 tickets for 440 million yen (about US$3.81 million) in its first three days. The movie will opened on March 4 after a delay as a result of new coronavirus illness (COVID-19). The movie was initially slated to open in March 2021.

Doraemon: Nobita’s Little “Star Wars” 2021 is the forty first movie within the Doraemon franchise. The movie is a remake of the 1985 Doraemon movie of the identical title. Susumu Yamaguchi — a key animator on many earlier Doraemon motion pictures, unit director of Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration, and the director of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE — directed the brand new movie. Dai Sato (Eureka Seven, Ghost within the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Listeners) penned the script. Official HiGE DANdism created the theme music “Universe” particularly for the movie. Sibling folks duo Billy BanBan is performing the insert music “Kokoro Arigatō” (Thank You for the Heart) for the movie. Shirogumi, the 3D CG studio behind the manufacturing of the Stand By Me Doraemon movies, dealt with the CG for the spaceships within the movie.

The Gekijō-ban Jujutsu Kaisen 0 anime movie dropped from #3 to #4 in its twelfth weekend. The movie has offered a complete of 9.07 million tickets for over 12.7 billion yen (about US$107 million) because it opened on December 24, and is at present the twenty first highest-grossing movie in Japan of all time.

The movie is now the #1 highest-earning movie at the Japanese field workplace from the 2021 calendar 12 months, after surpassing Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time, according to the Mainichi Shimbun paper’s Mantan Web.

The movie earned 2,694,128,150 yen (about US$23.5 million) in its first three days, and topped the field workplace chart for its opening weekend. The movie additionally has IMAX, 4D, and Dolby Cinema screenings. The movie will open with English subtitles and with an English dub within the U.S. and Canada on March 18.

The movie is predicated on Gege Akutami‘s Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō (Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School) manga prequel story, with MAPPA animating once more and TOHO distributing. Viz Media launched the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga in January 2021, and it describes the story:

Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous highschool pupil who’s affected by a significant issue—his childhood good friend Rika has was a Curse and will not depart him alone. Since Rika isn’t any strange Curse, his plight is seen by Satoru Gojo, a trainer at Jujutsu High, a faculty the place fledgling exorcists discover ways to fight Curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, however can he study sufficient in time to confront the Curse that haunts him?

The Kamen Rider OOO tenth: Fukkatsu no Core Medal tenth anniversary film for the Kamen Rider OOO present ranked at #6 in its opening weekend.

The Ensemble Stars!! Road to Show!! theatrical anime dropped from #6 to #9 in its second weekend. The movie ranked at #6 in its opening weekend. The movie opened in theaters in Japan on March 4. The anime takes place in New York and options the characters visiting New York to attend an Idol Film Festival.

Masakazu Hishida returned to direct the movie at david manufacturing, and Asami Nakatani was the chief director. Seitarō Kino from Happy Elements wrote the screenplay, and Happy Elements is once more credited with the unique character design. Haruko Iizuka was the animation character designer and the chief animation director. Tatsuya Katō once more composed the music.

Sources: Kōgyō Tsūshin (link 2), Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web