The pandemic that has hit Japan has now started to slow down and the Japanese people are returning to normalcy. This involves doing activities that they like that were shut down due to the pandemic. Movies have started releasing in theatres. And anime movies are ruling the Japanese box office
Due to the pandemic, many movies were forced to be released via digital streaming platforms. And many were canceled. But as the movie theatres started opening fans of various anime shows have started to flood the cinema halls to watch their favorite franchise
Top 5 anime movies in February
The Detective Conan: The Scarlet Alibi
The detective Conan: The scarlet alibi movie was released in anticipation of the next Detective Conan movie i.e Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan). The film will be airing for only three weeks starting from February 11 to March 4.
The movie revolves around the Akai family and is more or less a compilation movie. The movie takes footage from various episodes of the anime. Conan the protagonist of the movie narrates the events in the movie. The narration is newly recorded and the film is a must-watch for Detective Conan fans!
The end of the movie has a surprise video from Shuichi Akai which also contains the trailer for the upcoming movie i.e Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan).
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train the movie
The demon slayer Mugen train movie surpassed all expectations f4rom the franchise. The film is the second highest-grossing anime movie of all time. The movie has sold over 37,488,979,550 yen worth in tickets
The movie is canon and is a continuation of the Demon Slayer Season 1 anime. The story follows the main characters Zenetsu, Tanjirou, and Nezuko as they embark on a journey on the Mugen train.
Gintama: the final
Gintama: the final movie is the end of the long-running Gintama franchise. The movie toppled Demon slayer Mugen train from its 12 week-long no. 1 run. The movie has many fans excited and hence has sold over 1,553,207,900 yen worth of tickets.
Poupelle of Chimney Town
Poupelle of chimney town is animated by Studio 4°C. The movie has dropped from number #8 to number #4 this week but still is worth watching. The movie has sold 2,070,369,100 yen worth of tickets.
Pokémon the movie: Secrets of the jungle
Pokemon the movie: Secrets of the Jungle is the 23rd movie in the Pokemon franchise. It follows the story of the new legendary pokemon which was introduced in Pokemon Sword and shield. The movie opened on #2 in its opening week in Japan.
As of now, the movie has sold over 1,597,459,100 yen worth of tickets. The movie was originally planned to release earlier last year. The original date being July 2020 after the mythical pokemon was added. But due to the pandemic, the release was halted and the movie got released this year.
The movie will release in the west sometime in 2021!
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