Top 10 Highest-Grossing Anime Movies

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For many anime series, the next big step after airing a few seasons and earning a dedicated fanbase is to release a theatrical movie. All the biggest anime (My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece, etc.) have released movies, often to critical acclaim and commercial profit.

However, many factors can play into which movies are successful and which aren’t, such as how popular the anime/manga itself was when the movie was released, how well the movie was marketed, and what other movies were being released at the same time. Heavily-advertised movies that are based on a popular show and have little box office competition often perform the best.

Pokemon The Movie (2000): 133.949.270 USD

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The film tells the appearance of a stranger specializing in hunting legendary Pokemon with the ambition to acquire the power of him to hunt down and find flying Pokemon of the Lugia ocean. The battle between good and evil and friendship, team spirit has created battles filled with dramatic and attractive colors and images.

The Wind Rises (2013): 136.333.220 USD

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This is one of the rare Ghibli films that touches on historical themes, the film revolves around talented engineer Jiro Horikoshi and his work: the Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter. The film makes viewers reflect on the desire to conquer, the desire to live of the Japanese in the war.

In fact, The Wind Rises is not a perfect historical or biographical film. But in terms of an animated film for reference, it did a great job of it, even helping Ghibli get a nomination in the “Best Animated Film” category.

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010): 145.570.827 USD

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The Secret World Of Arrietty shined and became Cartoon of the Year at the 34th Japan Academy Awards.

The movie is about a tiny family who calls themselves borrowers living underneath the house. 14-year-old little girl Arrietty is a close friend of Sho – a boy with cardiovascular problems since birth. is living at her aunt’s house. When human intervention threatens the lives of the Borrowers, Arrietty and Sho work together to protect the lives of the little ones.

Princess Mononoke (1997): 160.799.185 USD

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It can be said that this is the excellent historical fantasy film of Studio Ghibli studio. A work of art rich in humanity when talking about the environment, war, the harmony between man and the earth.

Hayao Miyazaki’s film tells the story of Ashitaka’s journey and his efforts to bring peace between the people of the Iron Fort and the divine creatures of the mysterious green forest. During that war, he met the Wolf Princess Mononoke and wrote a romantic love song filled with epic, legendary. ( Princess Mononoke Merchandise )

Pokemon: The First Movie (1998): 172.744.662 USD

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It can be said that this is the excellent historical fantasy film of Studio Ghibli studio. A work of art rich in humanity when talking about the environment, war, the harmony between man and the earth.

Hayao Miyazaki’s film tells the story of Ashitaka’s journey and his efforts to bring peace between the people of the Iron Fort and the divine creatures of the mysterious green forest. During that war, he met the Wolf Princess Mononoke and wrote a romantic love song filled with epic, legendary.

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Stand By Me Doraemon (2014): 183.442.714 USD

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The plot is based on many short stories in the original manga, the content Stand By Me Doraemon is edited and made into a complete movie, containing many memories. Doraemon, the mechanical cat from the future, returns to the year 70 to help the clumsy boy Nobita, change and paint a bright future for his friend.

With the message “Join your emotions and cry with Doraemon”, the film has conveyed emotional nuances of friendship and conquered the audience, becoming one of the highest-grossing films in Japan in 2014. and received many prestigious awards such as the Grand Prix at the Lumiere Japan Awards 2014, the Jury award at the 18th Japan Animation Media Arts Festival.

Ponyo (2008): 201.750.937 USD

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The Little Mermaid – Ponyo loves Sousuke and wants to be a man who uses magic, power and sweet things of life to write a very special and strange fairy tale. in which love is the simplest thing that connects man and nature.
Director Miyazaki has recreated a world of children full of new, simple and cute things. With the humanistic values conveyed, the work not only won at the box office but was also highly appreciated for art when winning 5 prestigious awards at the 2009 Tokyo Anime Award and nominated for the Master Prize. Golden Death at the 65th Venice International Film Festival. ( Ponyo Merchandise )

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004): 235.184.110 USD

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Adapted from Diana Wynne Jones’s novel of the same name, at the hands of Miyazaki, Howl’s Mobile Castle is a story about magic, realism of war and value of life. The film is a story of intertwined lives: a witch trying to avoid war, a lost prince, a cursed girl, …

In fact, at the time of the film’s release, Miyazaki had assumed that the film would be underestimated due to his anti-war stance in the wake of the new Iraq War. However, the film still received passionate love from the audience and became one of the greatest movies to date.

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Your Name (2016): 361.024.012 USD

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Your Name is a new Japanese anime phenomenon, a blockbuster that caused storms and was named the rulers of the Asian box office in 2016.

The plot of Kimi no Na wa revolves around the lives of 2 high school students, Taki and Mitsuha. With the fantasy of the world in the movie, on a beautiful day, two people exchange bodies and each of them can live a new life when they are slowly feeling depressed from their current life. There is a lot of pressure in everyday life.

But the story doesn’t stop there. Due to the spacetime swap between the two characters, many things were revealed and the main storyline gradually revealed.

Spirited Away (2001): 365.481.131 USD

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If you remember in 2016, Shinkai’s Your name has emerged as a global phenomenon. With a horribly high grossing film it became the best-selling anime movie of all time, thereby ending Spirited Away’s 15 years of dominance.

But this year, with Spirited Away premiering in China, things have completely turned around. Spirited Away’s total sales have surpassed and regained the throne after 3 years of being ranked by Your name.

The animated film Spirited Away was not only a huge box office hit, it also won the Academy Award for Best Animation at the 75th Academy Awards and the Bear Award. Gold at the Berlin Film Festival in 2002, giving Ghibli the same name as other major studios.

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