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2nd Sumikko Gurashi Anime Film Sells 900,000 Tickets

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2nd Sumikko Gurashi Anime Movie Sells 900,000 Tickets

Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahō no Ko (The Magical Youngster of the Blue Moonlit Evening), the second movie in San-X‘s Sumikko Gurashi franchise, has bought 900,000 tickets as of Sunday, eight weeks after the movie opened in Japan. Those that go see the movie beginning on December 31 will obtain a particular New Yr’s card.

The movie ranked at #9 in its eighth weekend final weekend. The movie has earned a cumulative complete of 1,075,601,020 yen (about US$9.45 million) as of December 19.

The movie opened in Japan on November 5, and bought about 200,000 tickets to earn about 250 million yen (about US$2.22 million) in its first three days.

Takahiro Ōmori (Durarara!!, Natsume’s Ebook of Pals, Princess Jellyfish) directed the movie. Reiko Yoshida (Violet Evergarden, Lu over the wall, Ok-ON!) penned the script, and Kaori Hino (Modest Heroes, Napping Princess) returned from the primary movie because the artwork director. Fanworks returned to animate the movie, and ASMIK Ace is distributing.

Within the movie’s story, the primary characters go on a tenting journey in the future within the fall, and that night time they recall a legend: that when each 5 years, on the night time of a big and blue full moon, magical creatures will go to the city. The characters lookup, solely to see a big and blue moon overhead.

Sumikko Gurashi debuted in 2012 as barely damaging characters who like to remain within the nook of a room. The characters embody “Shirokuma,” a polar bear who’s delicate to chilly; “Penguin?” (with a query mark in its title), a penguin who’s uncertain whether it is really a penguin; “Tonkatsu,” a chunk of pork cutlet that was left uneaten; “Neko,” a shy cat; and “Tokage,” who hides his nature as one of many final dinosaurs.

The primary anime movie, titled Sumikkogurashi – Good to be within the nook, opened in Japan in November 2019. The movie ultimately bought a complete of 1.22 million tickets, and it earned 1.4 billion yen (about US$12.8 million) on the field workplace in Japan as of February 2020. The movie received the award for Finest Animation of the Yr on the twenty ninth Annual Japan Film Critics Awards in June 2020.

Supply: Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Net