The Doraemon: Nobita’s Little “Star Wars” 2021 anime movie dropped from #1 to #2 in its third weekend. The movie bought 193,000 tickets for 236 million yen (about US$1.95 million) over the weekend. The movie has bought a complete of 1.09 million tickets for a cumulative whole of 1.3 billion yen (about US$10.79 million).

The movie opened at #1, and bought 350,000 tickets for 440 million yen (about US$3.81 million) in its first three days. The movie opened on March 4 after a yearlong delay because of the new coronavirus illness (COVID-19).

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 tune “Universe” particularly for the movie. Sibling folks duo Billy BanBan carried out the insert tune “Kokoro Arigatō” (Thank You for the Heart). 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 #4 to #5 in its thirteenth weekend. The movie has sold a complete of 9.28 million tickets for over 13 billion yen (about US$108 million) because it opened in Japan on December 24, and is at present the twentieth 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 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. Megumi Ogata voiced the principle character Yuta Okkotsu, and Kana Hanazawa voiced the character Rika Orimoto.

The live-action movie of Kiminori Wakasugi‘s Kappei comedy manga ranked at #6 in its opening weekend. The movie opened in Japan final Friday.

Hakusensha describes the manga:

Kappei is a martial artist dwelling in a secluded and remoted small island, amongst many younger males coaching vigorously with their Master to outlive the July 1999 apocalypse predicted by Nostradamus — which by no means got here. The Master lastly gave up in 2011, disbanded the martial artwork camp, and despatched members again to modern-day Japan. With no information of the trendy world, Okappei arrives in Tokyo and begins a brand new life: as a hero with out antagonists.

The movie strikes the story’s time interval to 2022. Takashi Hirano (Dororo, Library Wars live-action movies) directed the movie, with a script by Yuichi Tokunaga (Kaguya-sama: Love is War live-action movie). Koji Endo composed the movie’s music.

Eiga Oshiri Tantei Shiriarty, the primary feature-length movie within the Butt Detective (Oshiri Tantei) franchise, ranked at #7 in its opening weekend. The movie opened in Japan final Friday.

The movie pits the franchise‘s titular character in opposition to legal mastermind Professor Shiriarty (a play on Sherlock Holmes’ arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty).

Masaharu Fukuyama performs Shiriarty within the movie. Mie Sonozaki performs rookie Wanterpol investigator Audrey.

Eiga Oshiri Tantei: Sufūre-to no Himitsu (Butt Detective the Movie: The Secret of Sufūre Island), the most recent movie within the franchise, opened in Japan in August 2021 as a part of final 12 months’s Toei Manga Matsuri omnibus challenge. While Eiga Oshiri Tantei Shiriarty is the fourth Butt Detective movie, it’s the first standalone feature-length movie.

The Kamen Rider OOO tenth: Fukkatsu no Core Medal tenth anniversary film for the Kamen Rider OOO present dropped from #6 to #9 in its second weekend.

The Ensemble Stars!! Road to Show!! theatrical anime dropped from #9 to #10 in its third 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.

Director Kenji Kamiyama‘s new anime function Eien no 831 (The Eternal 831) ranked at #5 within the mini-theater rating within the opening weekend for its theatrical screenings. The movie opened in Japan final Friday.

The movie premiered on the premium subscription tv channel WOWOW on January 30.

Kamiyama directed and wrote the anime at Craftar, and he stated final November that the anime is a “socially conscious youth crime adventure story.” The story is ready in Tokyo that’s in deep disarray as a consequence of “an unprecedented calamity.”

Gō Shiina (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) composed the music for the anime. Music duo angela carried out the anime’s theme tune, whereas KanoeRana (first TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You ending theme) carried out the anime’s opening theme tune.

The anime commemorates the WOWOW community’s thirtieth anniversary, which occurred in April 2021.

Sources: Kōgyō Tsūshin (link 2, link 3), Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web