The live-action movie of the Mr. Osomatsu (Osomatsu-san) franchise ranked at #2 in its opening weekend. The movie offered 459,000 tickets and earned 643 million yen (about US$5.19 million) in its first three days, and offered 221,000 tickets for 310 million yen (about US$2.50 million) on Saturday and Sunday.

The movie opened on Friday.

In the movie’s story, a wealthy man seems, proclaiming that he’ll undertake one of many sextuplets. Just because the six have interaction in a battle royale to be the wealthy man’s inheritor, three mysterious “story-ending” figures tackle the brothers in a battle to the end.

Tsutomu Hanabusa (Kakegurui, Tokyo Revengers live-action movies) directed the movie. Ryōichi Tsuchiya wrote the screenplay, and Daiki Sugawara was a producer. Cinebazar and Hachinoji produced the movie for TOHO to distribute.

The Doraemon: Nobita’s Little “Star Wars” 2021 anime movie dropped from #2 to #3 in its fourth weekend. The movie offered 145,000 tickets for 179 million yen (about US$1.44 million) over the weekend. The movie has offered a complete of 1.36 million tickets for a cumulative whole of 1.6 billion yen (about US$12.92 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 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 in 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 films, 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 in 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 in the movie.

The Gekijō-ban Jujutsu Kaisen 0 anime movie dropped from #5 to #6 in its 14th weekend. The movie has offered a complete of 9.38 million tickets for over 13.16 billion yen (about US$106 million) because it opened in Japan on December 24, and is presently the nineteenth 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 primary character Yuta Okkotsu, and Kana Hanazawa voiced the character Rika Orimoto.

The live-action movie of Kiminori Wakasugi‘s Kappei comedy manga dropped from #6 to #8 in its second weekend.

The movie opened in Japan on March 18.

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.

(*3*)Eiga Oshiri Tantei Shiriarty, the primary feature-length movie in the Butt Detective (Oshiri Tantei) franchise, dropped from #7 to #9 in its second weekend.

The movie ranked at #7 in its opening weekend. The movie opened in Japan on March 18.

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

Masaharu Fukuyama performs Shiriarty in 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 in the franchise, opened in Japan in August 2021 as a part of final 12 months’s Toei Manga Matsuri omnibus undertaking. While Eiga Oshiri Tantei Shiriarty is the fourth Butt Detective movie, it’s the first standalone feature-length movie.

Sources: Kōgyō Tsūshin (link 2, link 3)