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  • Japan Box Office Report – May 5th/6th

    May 9, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    [caption id="attachment_238158" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Uchuu Kyodai" / "Thermae Romae" / "Meitantei Conan""][/caption] If you are wondering what people were doing during the Golden Week with the mediocre weather, it seems they went to see "Thermae Romae" in the cinemas. It was a huge hit throughout Golden Week and didn't even give the very successful start of "Uchuu Kyodai" a chance to take over

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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 28th/29th

    May 2, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    [caption id="attachment_236970" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Meitantei Conan" / "Thermae Romae" / "Kamen Rider x Super Sentai""][/caption] The box office results have been released a few days later than usual due to the Golden Week in Japan. Aside from the travel and tourism industry, the Golden Week is also a very important time for the movie industry. Last weekend marked the first half of said week

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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 21st/22nd

    April 25, 2012 @ 12:23 am

    [caption id="attachment_235132" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Meitantei Conan" / "Kamen Rider x Super Sentai" / "Bokura ga Ita Kouhen""][/caption] "Kamen Rider x Super Sentai" claims the victory, while "Bokura ga Ita Kouhen" opens as third place, and "Momo e no Tegami" makes a surprising jump into the top ten. We all know that nothing can stop "Kamen Rider" nor "Super Sentai" from claiming the top a

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  • Ikuta Toma & Yoshitaka Yuriko brought close to tears at the stage greeting for "Bokura ga Ita Kouhen"

    April 23, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    On April 21st, actor Ikuta Toma and actress Yoshitaka Yuriko attended the stage greeting of their film "Bokura ga Ita Kouhen", which is the second part of the live-action adaptation of the popular manga "Bokura ga Ita". The manga undoubtedly is a huge hit with over 12,000,000 copies sold and the live-action adaptation is in no way inferior with over 1,800,000 viewers and revenues of 2,200,000,000 Yen (26.97 million USD) alone, for the firs

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  • Yoshitaka Yuriko sings KinKi Kids' song at the advanced screening of "Bokura ga Ita Kouhen"

    April 19, 2012 @ 2:49 am

    On April 17th, actress Yoshitaka Yuriko once again let her eccentric self take over at the advanced screening of the upcoming second part of the movie "Bokura ga Ita". Similar to the advanced screening prior to the first part of the movie, only women were allowed to attend the event, which was linked up with a short talk session that touched the movie's topics revolving around love. Unlike last time, there wasn't a comedian that imitate

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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 14th/15th

    April 17, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_233540" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Battleship" / "Meitantei Conan" / "SPEC~Ten~""][/caption] "Detective Conan" once again solved the secret on attaining first place of the box office chart, but he is being pursued by a "Battleship", a group of people with "SPEC", a kindergarten-aged boy called "Shin-chan", and even "John Carter". The yearly 'Golden Week' will bless the ent

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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 7th/8th

    April 9, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_232056" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Doraemon" / "SPEC~Ten~" / "Bokura ga Ita""][/caption] As expected last week, "SPEC~Ten~", "Titanic 3D" and "The Artist" rearranged the top 10 of the weekend box office chart, with SPEC~Ten~ even pushing "Doraemon" from the top. "SPEC~Ten~", starring Toda Erika and Kase Ryo, opened on 279 screens and made it onto the top position for the w

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  • Oricon releases comic chart for the week of April 9th

    April 4, 2012 @ 11:53 pm

    Oricon has revealed their comic chart for the week of April 9th. Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. "Bokura ga Ita", Volume 16 - Obata Yuki: (370,166) 2. "Sukidesu Suzuki-kun", Volume 15 - Ikeyamada Go : (155,653) 3. "3gatsu no Lion", Volume 7 - Umino Chika : () 4. "Moyashimon", Volume 11 - Ishikawa Masayuki : (125,650) 5. "Saki", Volume 9 - Kobayashi

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  • Japan Box Office Report – March 31st/April 1st

    April 3, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    [caption id="attachment_229267" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Bokura ga Ita" / "Doraemon" / "Sherlock Holmes""][/caption] The lack of competition resulted in another easy win for "Doraemon" and an almost identical weekend box office chart to last week. It was the last weekend of the spring holidays and it seems like there were still a lot of families left that didn't watch the latest adventure of "D

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  • Japan Box Office Report – March 24th/25th

    March 28, 2012 @ 5:25 am

    [caption id="attachment_229267" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Bokura ga Ita" / "Doraemon" / "Sherlock Holmes""][/caption] "Ultraman Saga" featuring AKB48 fights its way into the top 10, while "Doraemon" remains an unbeatable force. The anime "Doraemon" unlocked the achievement for topping the box office chart for the fourth consecutive weekend. Its weekend revenue only dropped by 17.7% compared to t

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