Makoto Shinkai’s masterful anime film “Kimi no Na wa” (“Your Name”) is now the highest grossing anime film ever, dethroning Studio Ghibli’s “Spirited Away”, which held the record for 15 years.
The runaway success film, “Kimi no Na Wa” is still currently shown in IMAX theaters in Japan. Just recently, it premiered in South Korea just this Jan 4. The anime movie opened in 555 screens throughout the country, which is a new record for a Japanese film. The first weekend of showing a total of 837,556 tickets have been sold in South Korea.
Now an international success, “Kimi no Na Wa” is still slated to be released this January in Vietnam and Italy, and in the US on April through Funimation.
Following Japan, the second largest regional gross was China at ¥9.23 Billion (~ US$81 Million) becoming the highest grossing Japanese film in China since its launch on December 2nd, 2016.
The film also made waves in South Korea when it released on January 4th, 2017 taking the #1 opening spot (the first since Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle). The film has earned over ¥1.7 Billion (~ US$15 Million).