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More than 30 thousand people have seen The Boy and the Crane in the cinema in Portugal



In its 5th week of exhibition in Portugal the anime movie The Boy and the Crane (The Boy and the Heron) has now exceeded 182,385 euros in revenue with 30,871 people going to see the anime film by the renowned director in the famous Studio Ghibli. The question now remains as to whether you will be able to overcome Dragon Ball Super: Superhero and become the second most watched anime film in Portugal.


1 Wonka €216,359.12 33 880
two Wish: The Power of Wishes €177,632.33 32 510
3 Napoleon €148 157.53 23 977
4 The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Birds and Serpents €99,758.03 16 606
5 The Revenge of Professor Poutifard €51,328.41 8 697
6 Hypnotic – Invisible Weapon €50,763.84 8 343
7 Conductor €40,076.14 6 500
8 Bloody Holiday €33,835.43 5 676
9 May December: Secrets of a Scandal €13,341.22 2 234
10 Trolls 3 – All Together! €11,802.49 2 080
11 Five Nights at Freddy’s The Movie €11,585.36 1 974
12 The Last Animal €9,344.79 1 538
13 The Marvels €8,818.69 1 525
14 13 Exorcisms €8,258.54 1 406
15 The Boy and the Crane €6,444.42 1 119

The anime film The Boy and the Crane (The Boy and the Heron) is directed by the renowned director and known in Japan as How Do You Live? (Kimi-tachi wa Dou Ikiru ka). This is of course an anime film by the famous Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away; My Neighbor Totoro; The Walking Castle; Princess Mononoke).

The director is credited with the original work as well as directing the film and writing the story. Takeshi Honda (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Rebuild of Evangelion films) is the animation director. Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro) composed the music. The co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Toshio Suzukiis the producer.

The cast includes: Soma Santoki, Aimyon, Ko Shibasaki, Masaki Suda, Takuya Kimura, Yoshino Kimura, Keiko Takeshita, Jun Fubuki, Sawako Agawa, Karen Takizawa, Shinobu Otake, Jun Kunimura, Kaoru Kobayashi and Shōhei Hino.

Synopsis of The Boy and the Crane

After losing his mother in a fire, Mahito, an 11-year-old boy, is forced to leave the city of Tokyo to return to the village where he grew up. He settles with his father in an old mansion located on an immense property where he comes across a heron who little by little becomes his guide and helps him in his discoveries and questions to understand the world around him and unravel the mysteries of life.

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