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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 15th/16th

    December 18, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_282223" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Yokai Ningen Bem' / (01) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] As mentioned in an earlier article, the anime 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' has become the movie of the weekend, the year and even the decade. 'Yokai Ningen Bem', starring Kamenashi Kazuya among others, helped keep the top three and even the top four in the hand o

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 8th/9th

    December 12, 2012 @ 3:02 am

    [caption id="attachment_281024" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Skyfall' / (01) 'Kamen Rider' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] As expected, 'Kamen Rider' and 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' have made it into the top ten with very good results. The popular tokusatsu franchise 'Kamen Rider' has even made it to first place, despite recording a less successful opening weekend than the previous movie. '

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 1st/2nd

    December 4, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    [caption id="attachment_280086" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Evangelion: 3.0' / (01) 'Skyfall' / (03) 'Inazuma Eleven GO'"][/caption] 'Skyfall' dethroned 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' with a wonderful opening weekend that surpassed both previous 'James Bond' movies. 'Evangelion' dropped down to second place and was being kept company by another anime movie, 'Gekijouban Inazuma Eleven GO vs D

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

    November 29, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    [caption id="attachment_277644" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' / (03) 'Nobou no Shiro'"][/caption] The number one movie this week remained the same with the anime 'Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance' on top. It is followed by the same second and third place movies as last week with 'Aku no Kyoten' and 'Nobou no Shiro' respectively. Among t

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 17th/18th

    November 20, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    [caption id="attachment_277644" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' / (03) 'Nobou no Shiro'"][/caption] 'Evangelion' establishes itself in first place and even beat the opening weekend of 'Umizaru'. If there is one anime movie everyone has been waiting for, it has to be 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' The movie opened on 224 screens on Satur

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 10th/11th

    November 14, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    [caption id="attachment_276821" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Nobou no Shiro' / (03) 'Kita no Canariatachi'"][/caption] 'Nobou no Shiro' remains on top and 'Aku no Kyoten' opens in at second place. First place was defended by 'Nobou no Shiro' almost as bravely as the castle in the movie itself. After ten days it already recorded 982,363 viewers and a cumulative revenue of 1,184

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 3rd/4th

    November 7, 2012 @ 2:51 am

    [caption id="attachment_275381" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Kita no Canariatachi' / (01) 'Nobou no Shiro' / (03) 'Eiga Smile Precure!'"][/caption] Plenty of the new movies made it to the top ten - including 'Nobou no Shiro' in first, 'Kita no Canariatachi' in second, and 'Ougon wo Daite Tobe' in fourth place. It was shuffle time for the box office chart and five new cards made it into the top deck.

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  • Full trailer released for the upcoming epic film 'Nobou no Shiro'

    July 17, 2012 @ 3:08 am

    The full trailer for the upcoming movie 'Nobou no Shiro' (English title: 'The Floating Castle') was recently revealed online and impressed with superb performances, a gigantic set, and a great theme song by Elephant Kashimashi. 'Nobou no Shiro' is an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Wada Ryo and is based on true events that happened during the Sengoku period. It's a co-production of the two major movie distributors

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  • ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI to provide theme song for "Nobou no Shiro"

    May 17, 2012 @ 4:38 am

    It has been revealed that ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI will be providing the theme song for the upcoming movie "Nobou no Shiro", which will be released later this year on November 2nd. "Nobou no Shiro" is based on the best-selling history novel of the same name, and features a variety of amazing actors, such as Nomura Mansai, Eikura Nana, Sato Koichi, Narimiya Hiroki, Yamaguchi Tomomitsu, Kamiji Yusuke, and Yamada Takayuki. Touted as a "double-dire

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  • "Nobou no Shiro" postpones its release date to next year

    April 25, 2011 @ 4:36 am

    It's been announced that the upcoming movie, "Nobou no Shiro", has postponed its release date to fall 2012. The film was originally scheduled to hit box offices on September 17th. The reason for this delay is because of the content of the movie.  According to the distributing agency, Asmik Ace, "This movie includes the dynamic images of a 'Water Attack' (a strategy in which one surrounds the enemy's castle with a soil wall and runs water i

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