Anime movies earned 61.7 billion yen in 2020
The Affiliation of Japanese Animations (AJA) launched some preliminary Anime Business Report 2020 findings on Monday. The report discovered that there have been a complete of 98,448 minutes of tv anime produced in 2020, 6.5% fewer than 2019’s 105,294, and the second consecutive discount since 2018.
63,156 of these minutes in 2020 tv anime are authentic productions (largely late evening anime), whereas 35,292 are from ongoing franchises (kids or household anime, or long-running sequence). The latter had a very marked 18.7% discount from 2019, the place the class recorded 43,418 minutes of manufacturing that 12 months.
The report speculated that the continued new coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic is the doubtless trigger for the less minutes of manufacturing. There have been many circumstances of 2020 initiatives not assembly deadlines and/or delaying deliberate 2020 premieres to 2021.
The full field workplace gross for anime movies in 2020 was 61.7 billion yen (about US$563 million), down 10.8% from 2019’s 69.2 billion yen (about US$632 million). But the lower was not as drastic because the earlier drop from 2016 (66.4 billion yen) to 2017 (41.1 billion yen), solely rising barely in 2018 (42.6 billion yen). Attributable to this, 2020, 2019, and 2016 kind three excessive watermarks for anime movie field workplace gross previously 5 years, with 2019 having the very best gross at the very least since 2000.
The report cautioned that the impact of the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Film: Mugen Prepare runaway hit had an outsized impact in 2020, as many different anime movies have been delayed all year long; solely 66 anime movies opened in 2020 (together with quick movies), a big drop from 2019’s 90 movies.
The highest 20 highest-earning anime movies in Japan in 2020 are as follows:
- Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Film: Mugen Prepare: 40 billion yen
- Doraemon the Film: Nobita’s New Dinosaur: 3.35 billion yen
- Stand By Me Doraemon 2: 3 billion yen
- Poupelle of Chimney City: 2.3 billion yen
- Violet Evergarden: The Film: 2.14 billion yen
- Destiny/keep evening: Heaven’s Really feel III. spring music: 2 billion yen
- Pocket Monster Koko: 1.7 billion yen
- Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Gekitotsu! Rakuga Kingdom to Hobo Yonin no Yūsha: 1.2 billion yen
- Spirited Away: 880 million yen
- Princess Mononoke: 880 million yen
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: 730 million yen
- Made in Abyss: Daybreak of the Deep Soul: 650 million yen
- Destiny/Grand Order The Film Divine Realm of the Spherical Desk: Camelot – Wandering: Agateram: 440 million yen
- Shirobako: 404 million yen
- Eiga Precure Miracle Leap: Minna to Fushigi na 1-nichi: 400 million yen
- In search of Magical DoReMi: 300 million yen
- Digimon Journey: Final Evolution Kizuna: 300 million yen
- King of Prism All Stars: Prism Present Finest 10: 180 million yen
- Tales from Earthsea: 150 million yen
- Monster Strike The Film: Lucifer Zetsubō no Yoake 140 million yen
Sources: AJA, Animation Enterprise Journal (Tadashi Sudo)