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12 Anime Films That Earned Over 1 Billion Yen in 2023



At a conference on January 30th, Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (MPPA), an industry organization comprised of the four leading film production and distribution companies Shochiku, Toho, Toei It is Kadokawa Picturesrevealed financial results for fiscal year 2023.

We now know that in 2023 they will premiere in cinemas in Japan 1,232 films (676 Japanese films and 556 foreign films), representing a total annual box office gross of 221.482 billion yen (about 1.5 billion dollars). This was an increase of 3.9% compared to the previous year and the fifth highest record since 2000.

34 Japanese films grossed one billion yen in box office gross last year, eight more than the previous year. That includes 12 anime films and ten live-action film adaptations of manga.

The anime film that earned the most in Japan in 2023 was THE FIRST SLAM DUNK with 15.87 billion yen, in second place Detective Conan Black Iron Submarine (13.88 billion yen) and third The Boy and the Heron (8.84 billion yen).

Anime films that earned more than 1 billion yen in 2023 in Japan

Rank Title Total
1 THE FIRST SLAM DUNK 15.87 billion yen
two Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine 13.88 billion yen
3 The Boy and the Heron 8.84 billion yen
8 Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia 4.34 billion yen
9 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- To the Swordsmith Village 4.16 billion yen
10 IDOLiSH7 the Movie LIVE 4bit BEYOND THE PERiOD 2.92 billion yen
14 Shin Jegen! Crayon Shin-chan THE MOVIE

Chonouryoku Daikessen – Tobetobe Temakizushi

2.47 billion yen
14 Kitarou Tanjo: GeGeGe no Nazo 2.47 billion yen
23 Precure All Stars F 1.46 billion yen
25 BLUE GIANT 1.3 billion yen
31 Lonly Catsle in the Mirror 1.09 billion yen
33 City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust 1.06 billion yen

Live-action manga-to-film adaptations to surpass one billion yen in 2023

Rank Title Total
4 Kingdom: Unmei no Honoo 5.6 billion yen
6 Don’t Call It Mystery: The Movie 4.8 billion yen
12 Tokyo Revengers 2: Bloody Halloween-hen: Unmei 2.71 billion yen
17 Dr. Koto Shinryojyo 2.44 billion yen
18 Tokyo Revengers 2: Bloddy Halloween-hen: Kessen 2.34 billion yen
19 Fly Me to the Saitama ~ From Lake Biwa with Love 2.33 billion yen
24 The Silent Service 1.37 billion yen
27 Rohan at the Louvre 1.25 billion yen
32 Ichikei no Karasu: The Movie 1.08 billion yen
34 And Yet, You Are So Sweet 1.01 billion yen

With animation by Toei Animationthe direction of The First Slam Dunkthe 3D CG anime film based on the basketball manga slam dunk in (Vagabond, REAL), is from and we have the presence of the character designer / animation director Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) and technical directors Katsuhiko Kitada (Attack on Titan episodes), Naoki Miyahara (Digimon Adventure, Popin Q), Toshio Ōhashi (LayereD Stories 0) and Yū Kamatani (Looking for Magical DoReMi, Precure Super Stars). The sound is the responsibility of Yota Tsuruoka.

In the manga description we can read:

Hanamichi Sakuragi is a delinquent with a long history of being abandoned by beautiful young women. After enrolling at Shohoku High School, Hanamichi became interested in a student named Haruko, who loves basketball.

slam dunk It began to be published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990 to 1996 and ended with 31 volumes. The work inspired a 101-episode anime series in 1993 and was followed by 4 anime films.

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