Top 10 Japanese Box Office Movies for 2020

by wanderational | created - 11 Oct 2020 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

List based on In-Year Releases and retrieved from Box Office Mojo website

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1. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020)

R | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

75 Metascore

After his family was brutally murdered and his sister turned into a demon, Tanjiro Kamado's journey as a demon slayer began. Tanjiro and his comrades embark on a new mission aboard the Mugen Train, on track to despair.

Director: Haruo Sotozaki | Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kitô, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Hiro Shimono

Votes: 44,293 | Gross: $47.70M

2. From Today, It's My Turn: The Movie (2020)

114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Three years after the event of the series, Takashi Mitsuhashi and Shinji Ito face the new enemies.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Kento Kaku, Kentaro Ito, Nana Seino, Kanna Hashimoto

Votes: 424

3. New Interpretation Records of the Three Kingdoms (2020)

113 min | Comedy, History

A new interpretation of "Records of the Three Kingdoms," which is historical text of the three states of Wei, Shu, and Wu in China.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Shin'nosuke Abe, Kazuaki Hankai, Kanna Hashimoto, Satoshi Hashimoto

Votes: 141

4. The Confidence Man JP: Princess (2020)

124 min | Comedy, Crime

Set in Langkawi, Malaysia, the con artists: Dako (Masami Nagasawa), Boku-chan (Masahiro Higashide), and Richard (Fumiyo Kohinata) target the Fuu Family when their head of the family passed away and he left behind 10 trillion yen.

Director: Ryô Tanaka | Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Yuta Furukawa, Gaku Hamada, Mari Hamada

Votes: 931

5. Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur (2020)

110 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Nobita accidentally found a fossil dinosaur egg mixed with rocks in the dinosaur fossil exhibition site that he had visited before. He returned it to its original state with the "Time ... See full summary »

Directors: Kazuaki Imai, Toshihisa Yokoshima | Stars: Wasabi Mizuta, Megumi Ohara, Shihoko Hagino, Yumi Kakazu

Votes: 886

6. Stand by Me Doraemon 2 (2020)

Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Nobita travels to the future to show his beloved grandma his bride, but adult Nobita has fled his own wedding. Can he ever be a good husband to Shizuka?

Directors: Ryuichi Yagi, Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Bakarhythm, Brian Beacock, Johnny Yong Bosch, Mari Devon

Votes: 3,239

7. Poupelle of Chimney Town (2020)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

A factory town is covered by chimney smoke, and as the townspeople haven't see the sky in centuries, they no longer believe that stars exist. A chimney sweep and a friendly monster named Poupelle decide to prove that stars are real.

Director: Yusuke Hirota | Stars: Masataka Kubota, Mana Ashida, Shingo Fujimori, Rina Honizumi

Votes: 202

8. Stigmatized Properties (2020)

111 min | Horror

Yamame Yamano (Kazuya Kamenashi) is an unpopular comedian. His senior informs him that " will air on TV, if you stay at the stigmatized property where a murder took place." That is how... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kazuya Kamenashi, Nao Honda, Kôji Seto, Shin'ya Arino

Votes: 161

9. Yarn (2020)

130 min | Romance

Takahashi Ren and Sonoda Aoi are both children of the 1980s having been born in 1989. They met in 2002 and got to know love and lust at that young age through each other. As it so often ... See full summary »

Director: Takahisa Zeze | Stars: Masaki Suda, Nana Komatsu, Fumika Baba, Mitsuko Baishô

Votes: 286

10. Violet Evergarden: The Movie (2020)

140 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

After the aftermath of a war, a young girl who was used as a 'tool' for war learned to live. With the scars of burns, she goes back to her past to feel the true feelings of the Major's, "I love you."

Director: Taichi Ishidate | Stars: Yui Ishikawa, Daisuke Namikawa, Takehito Koyasu, Hidenobu Kiuchi

Votes: 4,578

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