2018 Was a Big Year For Anime Films at the Box Office

2018 was a big year for anime movies at the box office! The MPPAJ held a press conference talking about the state of Japan’s movie industry, and things were looking good.

There was a slight dip in revenue compared to 2017, but the industry hauled in 225.51 billion yen ($2.06 billion) — the third highest recorded since 2000! Even more exciting is that 12 of the top 30 highest earning films were either anime or adaptations. Here were the biggest earners:

1. Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (9.18 billion yen)Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer

 

 

2. Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island (5.37 billion yen)Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island

 

 

3. Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru (3.7 billion yen)Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru

 

 

4. Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (3.09 billion yen)Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us

 

 

5. Mirai (2.88 billion yen)Mirai

 

 

6. Yo-kai Watch Shadow Side: Oni-ou no Fukkatsu (2.04 billion yen)Yo-kai Watch Shadow Side: Oni-ou no Fukkatsu

 

 

7. Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~ (1.84 billion yen)Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~

 

 

8. Chihayafuru Musubi (1.73 billion yen)Chihayafuru Musubi

 

 

9. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (1.72 billion yen)My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

 

 

10. Sensei Kunshu (1.23 billion yen)Sensei Kunshu

 

 

11. Hugtto! PreCure Futari wa Pretty Cure: All-Stars Memories (1.15 billion yen)Hugtto! PreCure Futari wa Pretty Cure: All-Stars Memories

 

 

12. Fullmetal Alchemist (1.11 billion yen)Fullmetal Alchemist

 

Did you watch any of these films?

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