Top 10 Japanese Box Office Movies for 2021 (Non-Anime Movies)

by wanderational | created - 8 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. 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: 1,162

2. 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: 8,398

3. 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: 1,799

4. 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: 377

5. 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: 21

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

TV-MA | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Before becoming a protector, Kenshin is a fearsome assassin known as Battosai, but his story changes when he meets the gentle Tomoe Yukishiro.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Kasumi Arimura, Yôsuke Eguchi, Kazuki Kitamura

Votes: 7,995

7. Your Turn to Kill (2021)

142 min | Drama, Mystery

Newlyweds Nana and Shota Tezuka move into an apartment. Two situations, different from the drama series, take place: "What if Shota attends the resident's meeting and not Nana?" and "What if exchange murder game doesn't begin?"

Director: Noriyoshi Sakuma | Stars: Towa Araki, Kôdai Asaka, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Tomoyo Harada

Votes: 22

8. And So the Baton Is Passed (2021)

137 min | Drama

Yuko Morimiya is a high school student and she lives with her stepfather Morimiya. Morimiya is her third father. Her mother, Rika, is a free spirited person and has remarried several times.... See full summary »

Director: Tetsu Maeda | Stars: Masachika Ichimura, Kurumi Inagaki, Satomi Ishihara, Mei Nagano

Votes: 52

9. Character (I) (2021)

125 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A kind man aspires to become a comic creator, but villains and evil deeds do not come easily to him. Things take a surprise turn when he comes across a family who were described as idealized that are no more.

Director: Akira Nagai | Stars: Masaki Suda, Fukase, Mitsuki Takahata, Shidô Nakamura

Votes: 422

10. The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn't Kill (2021)

133 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

The Fable/Akira Sato killed 5 men 4 years ago. He meets the girl injured back then in a wheelchair. She's staying with the 6th on his kill list canceled last moment. The 6th is now scamming/extorting people.

Director: Kan Eguchi | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Fumino Kimura, Yurina Hirate, Masanobu Andô

Votes: 1,347

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