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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation Film Reaches 110,000 Tickets Sold

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Film earned 168,150,000 yen at Japanese box office as of Sunday

The staff of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation, the second anime film in a two-film project, revealed on Monday that the film has sold more than 110,000 tickets as of October 28. The film has earned 168,150,000 yen (about US$1.50 million) at the box office in Japan.

The first film in the two-film project, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, opened in Japan in July 2017. The film sold about 100,000 tickets to earn 165,140,000 yen (about US$1.47 million) in its first two weeks. Eleven Arts screened the film in U.S. theaters on February 9 in Japanese with English subtitles, and also screened the film in Canada on March 2.

In the story, a pair of researchers stay behind on their dying planet of Eltoria with their two daughters, Amitie and Kyrie, in hopes of finding a way to revive the planet. But when the husband Grants falls ill it seems their dream of reviving the planet will die. Against her older sister's wishes, Kyrie sets off with her childhood friend Iris to seek help from a distant alternate world. They arrive in Japan on Earth to search for the key to their planet's regeneration. There, they meet Nanoha Takamachi, Fate T. Harlaown, and Hayate Yagami.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation opened at 90 theaters in Japan on October 19 and ranked at #6 in its opening weekend. The film fell from the top 10 list for the October 27-28 weekend.

The film's new cast includes Kōichi Yamadera as the head of the Planet Reclamation Committee, Eiji Miyashita as Andy Penton, and Yumiko Ōfuku as Jessica Waverly.

Masaki Tsuzuki, the franchise creator and scriptwriter, is credited with the original work, and also penned the scripts of both films. Takayuki Hamana (The Prince of Tennis, Library War, Appleseed XIII) directed the first film at Seven Arcs Pictures, and both returned for the second film. Kana Hashidate (Dog Days) drew the character designs, and Shochiku is distributing the films.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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