Japanese Box Office, July 21–22: Piano no Mori at #9
posted on by Egan Loo
Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai drops from #1 to #2 to make way for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the top ten chart for this past weekend's box office in Japan. (The Japanese translation of the seventh Harry Potter book has not been scheduled yet.)
Soreike! Anpanman: Shabondama no Purun (Go! Anpanman: Soap Bubbles Purun)/Horrorman to Hora•Horako (Horrorman and Hora•Horako) drops out of the chart, but taking its place at #9 is Piano no Mori. The Piano no Mori movie adapts Makoto Isshiki's manga about two musical prodigies and a mysterious piano in a forest. Monster's Masayuki Kojima directs this Madhouse Studios production with performances by renowned pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha
Image © Makoto Isshiki/Piano no Mori Production Committee
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, July 14–15: 10th Pokémon at #1