Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time was the most successful film this year in Japan

Japanese portal reported the list of the ten most successful films in Japan released this year (with the registration details up to December 12, 2021). The first nine posts held national films, the first five with anime or live-action adaptations, and the first three with anime films.

Many of this year’s films continue to be shown in theaters in Japan, and some have been released after the final date has been considered for record. At 2.69 billion yen through December 26, 2021, the film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 it would not go into the ranking even if it were considered, but the distributor TOHO predicts it will reach the 10 billion yen target (about 87 million yen) in earnings, deemed to be “a figure that turns a feature film into a legendFinally, the full list is as follows:

  • 1. Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time – 10.28 billion yen ($ 89.5 million).
  • 2. Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet – 7.65 billion yen ($ 66.6 million).
  • 3. Ryuu go Sobakasu no Hime (Belle) – 6.53 billion yen ($ 56.9 million).
  • 4. Revengers Tokyo (live action) – 4.47 billion yen ($ 38.9 million).
  • 5. Rurouni Kenshin: The Final – 4.34 billion yen ($ 37.8 million).
  • 6. The Untold Tale of the Three Kingdoms (live action) – 4.03 billion yen ($ 4.0 million).
  • 7. ARASHI 5 × 20 Anniversary Tour “Record of Memories” FILM (live action) – 4.0 billion yen ($ 35 million)
  • 8. We made a Beautiful Bouquet (live action) – 3.81 billion yen ($ 33.2 million).
  • 9. Masquerade Night (live action) – 3.77 billion yen ($ 32.8 million).
  • 10. Boku no Hero Academia Movie 3: World Hero Mission – 3.37 billion yen ($ 29.3 million).

Neon Genesis Evangelion Summary

In a post-apocalyptic world, the last remaining human settlement in Japan is the very fortified city of Tokyo-3. Fourteen-year-old Shinji Ikari is taken to the headquarters of NERV, an underground organization run by his estranged father, Gendou. He calls on Shinji to be the pilot of “Evangelion”, a colossal android built to fight against the monstrous and destructive alien creatures known as “Angels” who are destroying havoc on the planet and threatening the survival of the remaining human race .

Although initially reluctant, Shinji is adamant about the idea of ​​reconciling with his father and agrees to help humanity's dangerous struggle against the alien threat, as a pilot of the Evangelion-01 Unit. Squeezed into the middle of a dangerous battle, Shinji must gain the courage and determination necessary to face the invasions of the Angels before it is too late.

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