Three New Anime Premiered in Japan this (past) Weekend
Although the number one movie in Japan was Lord of the Rings - Return of the King (now in its fourth week in Japan), three new anime movies helped round out the top five films of this past weekend.
All premiering on Saturday March 6th, The Doraemon 25th Anniversary movie, the fifth One Piece Movie and Ghost in the Shell: Innocence took the second, third and fifth spots respectively at the Japanese Box Office this past weekend.
Between One Piece and Innocence, Once Upon a Time in Mexico rounded out the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Master and Commander, The Last Samurai, Hotel Venus, Love Actually and Gothika.
Also premiering on Saturday, Hotel Venus was the top, non-animated, Japanese film at the Japanese box office.