Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web news site reported on Monday that Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film has earned 1.7 billion yen (about US$16.4 million) and has sold 1.2 million tickets as of Sunday.
Violet Evergarden: The Movie opened in Japan on September 18, and it ranked at #2 in its opening weekend. The film will begin screening at all seven Dolby Cinema locations in Japan on November 13. The film is the first new Japanese anime film (as opposed to compilation films) to receive Dolby Cinema screenings.
The film was originally slated to open on January 10, but was delayed to April 24. Then, the film's official website announced on April 6 that Kyoto Animation postponed the film's opening in Japan again due to concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Kyoto prefectural government awarded Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime with the grand prize (Kyoto Governor's Award) for its third annual Kyoto Digital Amusement award on Tuesday.
Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
Apr 9, 2021 6:17:00 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess we don't get it. Make things short and sweet: Through some unintentional legal wranglings, Harmony Gold's owned international rights to the Macross name for decades and its Japanese developers, disgusted by the move, had not allowed...
Apr 9, 2021 10:22:58 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...many later Macross anime outside Japan because that would profit Harmony Gold. Macross was one of three anime titles used by HG in the 1980s to edit together the popular Robotech series popular with fans during that time. Under this deal...
Apr 9, 2021 10:24:47 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT