Kimi no Na wa “More Profitable Than Spirited Away!”


Despite being disallowed the opportunity to win a Golden Globe, popular body-swapping romance anime film Kimi no Na wa has achieved an accolade of its own after all, as the movie has reportedly generated more proceeds than even Miyazaki’s beloved Spirited Away, which held the title of “highest grossing anime film” for 15 years.

Kimi no Na wa (which ran not only in Japan but all around the world) amassed ¥33.93 billion at the international box office, surpassing Spirited Away’s ¥32.96 billion by a slim margin – in addition, the movie’s run in Japan accumulated ¥22.4 billion, making it the country’s 3rd highest grossing movie of all time.

Makoto Shinkai (the writer and director for Kimi no Na wa) has unwillingly become a recipient of the title “the new Miyazaki” as a result of his success, something the established man regards as an over-exaggeration considering he “doesn’t even want any more people seeing his film” – possibly suggesting that the man somehow does not see the film as quite worthy of its astronomical receipts.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 19/01/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I wonder if they inflation adjust this stuff, because honestly over that period of time the value of paper currency is going to shit. One day I will be able to draw a stick figure on a piece of paper, sell it to someone who will use it to start a fire, and gross more than Spirted or whatever this is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:46 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)


    Pick one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 20/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have been in Japan around 10 years ago and recently and many goods did increase in price.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:45 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember the times when you could buy an entire ranch for $20? Me neither. But back then a penny was actually worth something.

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    Comment by Manuel
    21:32 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are worse things out there you can waste your money on, take those weird paintings that are a splash of paint for example.

    Comment by Anonymous

    First thing you need about media is that there is no objective reporting, everyone has someone that pays the bills

    Second is that media will adjust or not adjust by whatever value they have that furthers their current agenda

    Third, they are currently trying to sell tickets so the most probable answer is no, they have not adjusted by inflation

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    maybe he doesn't want to be called the next miyazaki is because he doesn't want to be titled by as an old cynical man who flip flops out of retirement and who's OPINION (cant stress that enough) is treated like the be all end all gospel by rose tinted glasses wearing people.

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    Comment by cats2
    14:19 22/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know, they like to ignore the stuff hes said about women and/or sweep it under the rug.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:50 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've watched some of both their films, and I don't see how he's even remotely like Miyazaki, aside from the fact that they both make animated films.

    Why dont they start calling him the "next Hollywood", since they both make films? Why don't they just respect him as himself, instead of trying to slap someone else's name on him?

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    Comment by Tetra
    02:04 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Funny, because I've never heard of it.

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    Comment by Manuel
    21:33 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wow, careful with that edge.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:47 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I heard about it from Sancoms famous "top 10 lists" and looked it up. Managed to see the movie when it got released in my country. It's a decent movie to be honest. I recommend it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:47 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Funny, because most of the sites on the net that I visit were filled with people talking about it, for months and months.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    02:42 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Are those numbers adjusted for inflation?

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    Comment by Manuel
    21:30 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You frustrated bro, I don't care it doesn't say anything about it in the rules, why are you so maaad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:59 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did they censor the boob-related content from the Western releases? That shit is basically illegal in the West.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:49 20/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    West? You mean America? Cuz nothing got censored in European releases.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 20/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Despite being disallowed the opportunity to win a Golden Globe"

    In America anything that is animated 2D is automatically disqualified even if this film could run circles around anything their studios came out with in the last year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any news on when will the BluRay version be released?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 20/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    When it's off the theaters in Japan. They've been holding off on the BD cuz of that. A popular movie in Japan can run for upwards of a year at a time in the theaters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:25 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So is this the Transformers of anime, or is it actually worth watching?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Transformers of anime"? Bayformers was that popular?? I thought it was just a mess people watched so they could fap off to Megan Fox and Xboxes.

    To answer your question, Your Name is an actual film, not a piece of shit like Bayformers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Depends if you're an elitist asshole or not. It's actually pretty good and can be watched either in a "mainstream" way, which is why it gets so much hype; being less preachy than a lot of ghibli sure helps with mainstream people who don't give a fuck about serious animes; or in a more traditional way because since it's Shinkai, it means symbolism everywhere, sometimes everything but obvious.

    Overall it's great if you can get over the fact that "MUH NORMIES ARE STEALING MY ANIMES". Definitely one of the best surprise of the last years for me, ESPECIALLY since I went to see it in a "... Let's go see this, this hype must be complete bullshit by people not knowing a thing anyway so I'll check how terrible it is myself", and it turned out to be at the very least decent and ok, or way better depending of your own sensitivities. Talk about a surprise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:19 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now anime has oscar baits?

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    Comment by klon
    02:42 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    We asked for it to be played on teathers... we got SAO, sadly we needed to contribute to piracy once more

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Are you Mexican by chance?. Because that's sounds a lot like what happened here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Probably a fellow german... somehow germans go totally nuts when it comes to SAO

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:20 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Was this movie any good? Because Shinkai's movies are all kind of the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:42 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I personally enjoyed it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:53 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I enjoyed it more than his other works. This one focuses more on the detailed story, instead of the pretty visuals, but there's so much to the story that it's kinda rushed and arguably not paced well.

    There is a portion where it feels like he copy-pasted from 5cm per second, though.

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    Comment by Kokoru_Pride412
    13:59 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    it was kinda the same in the sense that you can see the past movies being a reference and eperiemtns for this one but it was really well made

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    Comment by takarada

    I tried to watch it but couldn't get into it.

    I really enjoyed Spirited Away

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:33 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Spirited Away is bad. That's why.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 19/01/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hated Spirited Away, and I don't know anybody who likes it. I get the impression people only watched it because someone else fucking told them to.

    On the other hand, everyone seems to like Howl's Castle, but I didn't like that one either. I prefer Laputa, Porco Rosso and Poppy Hill, even though most people don't seem to like the latter two.

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