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NEWS: Shinkai's 'your name.' Becomes #1 Japanese Film in China of All Time


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johnnysasaki



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:59 am Reply with quote
holy shit...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:59 am Reply with quote
Wow, it just keeps reaching new heights.
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aodmisery



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:12 pm Reply with quote
I have not seen this movie so it baffles me on what is so good about it. When i saw the trailer it really didn't interest me much.
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Tenchi904



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:40 pm Reply with quote
I can't wait to see the films "Ocean wave in 4K" and "Your Name" in American theaters.
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Deynard



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:41 pm Reply with quote
aodmisery wrote:
I have not seen this movie so it baffles me on what is so good about it. When i saw the trailer it really didn't interest me much.


I can gladly say that trailers shows only 10% of plot. By watching trailers or reading info you can know nothing about actual plot.

I bet you saw trailers and think "oh look, they change bodies, how original, duuh". If there is better plot that this.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:04 pm Reply with quote
I was always sad that Shinkai couldn't find a love interest in real life and that's why he can come up with these powerful stories. Tortured souls artists are the best for this.
But now, that he's gonna become a millionaire... he can get all the p***y he wants...from anywhere in the world. Let's cheer with our beers for him!!

Dude is gonna lose his virginity like 10.000 times now!!
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Kaitonic



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:09 pm Reply with quote
Holy shit.
That's the only phrase in my head right now.
It's been in China just 2 weeks and it is going to get over US$100 million.
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DatRandomDude



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:11 pm Reply with quote
Boiii the Your Name hype train just never stop.
CHOO CHOO
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Mr. sickVisionz



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:25 pm Reply with quote
Is this in the US yet? It might crossover.
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Pierrot.



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:36 pm Reply with quote
At this rate, I can see it easily getting in top 5 highest-grossing traditionally animated films of all time.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:19 pm Reply with quote
Pierrot. wrote:
At this rate, I can see it easily getting in top 5 highest-grossing traditionally animated films of all time.


What does it even have to beat still? It looks like it's surpassed most of the Disney 2D films from recent memory, and it only has Spirited Away to go in Japan. I just sifted through all of the ones that I remembered watching as a kid, and adjusted for inflation, I guess it still has a few, but raw gross it's definitely in the top percentile already. I'll have to look at more numbers later.
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Morry



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:50 pm Reply with quote
relyat08 wrote:
Pierrot. wrote:
At this rate, I can see it easily getting in top 5 highest-grossing traditionally animated films of all time.


What does it even have to beat still? It looks like it's surpassed most of the Disney 2D films from recent memory, and it only has Spirited Away to go in Japan. I just sifted through all of the ones that I remembered watching as a kid, and adjusted for inflation, I guess it still has a few, but raw gross it's definitely in the top percentile already. I'll have to look at more numbers later.


It's not even close to beating Disney's Snow White so yeah, even limited to just 2-D animated films, it has a lot to beat.
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Jose Cruz



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:03 pm Reply with quote
Thing is that one should count tickets sold instead of dollars because of massive differences in ticket prices between countries. In China the movie probably is going to sell several times more tickets than in Japan even if it's gross in dollars is lower. I don't think however that Your Name will surpass American blockbusters like Frozen, because Japanese culture doesn't have global traction compared to American even if it surpasses American films in East Asia.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:08 pm Reply with quote
grouwl wrote:
I was always sad that Shinkai couldn't find a love interest in real life and that's why he can come up with these powerful stories.

Odd I always heard that the original voices for the two leads in Hoshi no Koe were Shinkai and his wife.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:09 pm Reply with quote
When you think about it, that's not much of a milestone. I don't think there's been too many Japanese films that did really well abroad. The only one I can think of is "Spirited Away", and that was distributed by Disney.

Pierrot. wrote:
At this rate, I can see it easily getting in top 5 highest-grossing traditionally animated films of all time.


Yeah... I think you're getting a little too excited now. It's not even close to Disney, and it's not out worldwide yet. What we can hope for however, is that these box office numbers will restore confidence in 2D animation again.
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