Top 10 Japanese Box Office Movies for 2021

by wanderational | created - 9 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

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

Note: Excluding music movies.

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1. Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie (2021)

PG-13 | 112 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

72 Metascore

Yuta Okkotsu, a high schooler who gains control of an extremely powerful Cursed Spirit and gets enrolled in the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School by Jujutsu Sorcerers to help him control his power and keep an eye on him.

Director: Seong-Hu Park | Stars: Chinatsu Akasaki, Aya Endô, Kana Hanazawa, Show Hayami

Votes: 8,396

2. Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time (2021)

TV-MA | 154 min | Animation, Action, Drama

84 Metascore

The fourth and final installment of the Rebuild of Evangelion. Misato and her anti-Nerv group Wille arrive in Paris, a city now red from core-ization. Crew from the flagship Wunder land on a containment tower.

Directors: Mahiro Maeda, Katsuichi Nakayama, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Akira Ishida

Votes: 8,910

3. Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (2021)

110 min | Animation, Action, Crime

Japan is celebrating the upcoming World Sports Games in Tokyo. The world's first vacuum-tube super-conducting linear train is built with the latest Japanese technology and timed to coincide with the WSG opening ceremonies.

Director: Tomoka Nagaoka | Stars: Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Rikiya Koyama, Shûichi Ikeda

Votes: 1,031

4. Belle (2021)

PG | 121 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

83 Metascore

Suzu is a shy high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters "U", a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a globally-beloved singer.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Kaho Nakamura, Ryô Narita, Shôta Sometani, Tina Tamashiro

Votes: 7,784

5. Tokyo Revengers (2021)

TV-14 | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A middle-aged loser travels in time to his school years, and, in order to save the love of his life from future doom, he must become the leader of a dreaded school gang.

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Takumi Kitamura, Yûki Yamada, Yôsuke Sugino, Keita Arai

Votes: 1,170

6. Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter Part I - The Final (2021)

TV-MA | 138 min | Action, Drama

Kenshin's past catches up to him causing the destruction of Akabeko Restaurant, which was Kenshin's favorite place to eat. There, he finds a note with the word "Junchu" on it.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Mackenyu, Emi Takei, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 8,418

7. I Fell in Love Like a Flower Bouquet (2021)

124 min | Drama, Romance

Two people meet each other at a Tokyo train station and start a love affair.

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Masaki Suda, Kasumi Arimura, Kaya Kiyohara, Kanata Hosoda

Votes: 1,821

8. Masquerade Night (2021)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An anonymous letter is delivered to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. The letter states that a criminal of a murder case will appear at the countdown party Masquerade Night that will be held at Hotel Cortesia Tokyo.

Director: Masayuki Suzuki | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Takuya Kimura, Ryo Ishibashi, Kumiko Asô

Votes: 394

9. My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission (2021)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

51 Metascore

When a cult of terrorists ruins a city by releasing a toxin that causes people's abilities to spiral out of control, Japan's greatest heroes spread around the world in an attempt to track down the mastermind and put him to justice.

Director: Kenji Nagasaki | Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Yûki Kaji, Tetsu Inada

Votes: 3,259

10. 99.9 Criminal Lawyer: The Movie (2021)

120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Hiroto Miyama works with rookie lawyer Honoka Kono on a team that specializes with criminal cases for Madarame Law Firm. Atsuhiro Sada has become the director of the law firm. One day, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun Matsumoto, Teruyuki Kagawa, Hana Sugisaki, Jin Katagiri

Votes: 23

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