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  • The highest-grossing Japanese film of 2017 is Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter

    During a recent press conference, the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (MPPAJ) filed a report on the Japanese film industry for the year 2017. The year featured 594 Japanese, as well as 593 foreign films being shown in the country.

    They also reported that films earned a total of 228,572 million yen last year, though sales are down by 2.9% from 2016. This may be because Japan didn’t really produce any mega hits this year, such as Shin Godzilla and your name. They also reported that 62 Japanese and foreign films earned over 1 billion yen, and it seems like anime films did very well last year. Here are the Top 10 highest-grossing Japanese films of 2017:

    1. “Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter” (6.89 billion yen)

    2. “Doraemon the Movie 2017: Nobita’s Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi” (4.43 billion)

    3. “Gintama” (3.84 yen)

    4. “Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!” (3.55 billion)

    5. “Kimi no Suizou o Tabetai” (3.52 billion)

    6. “Mary and The Witch’s Flower” (3.29 billion)

    7. “Yo-kai Watch: Soratobu Kujira to Double no Sekai no Daibouken da Nyan!” (3.26 billion)

    8. “Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale” (2.52 billion)

    9. “Shinobi no Kuni” (2.51 billion)

    10. “Confession of Murder” (2.41 billion)

    Seven of the Top 10 highest grossing Japanese films are all anime or anime-related, such as Gintama. It seems that the year was really great for anime overall, huh?

    Source: MPPAJ



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