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Making a Living in Manga in Japan with Felipe Smith
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Doraemon: Nobita to Midori no Kyojin Den, the latest movie about Fujiko F. Fujio's manga robotic cat, dropped to #2 to make way for Matt Reeves' Cloverfield at the Japanese box office (April 5–6). Doraemon added the equivalent of US$1,717,543 in its fifth weekend on 344 screens for grand total of US$29,397,231 (Box Office Mojo). This was the first weekend after the new Japanese school year started.
Eiga Kurosagi (Kurosagi the Movie) dropped again from #5 to #6 in its fifth weekend with US$524,728 on 315 screens. This film continues the live-action television drama adaptation of Takeshi Natsuhara and Kuromaru's manga, and now has a gross-to-date of US$14,845,830. The story centers on a man named Kurosaki who becomes a "Kurosagi" (black egret), or someone who swindles other swindlers.
Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha