The best-rated anime, Oshi no Ko, has been dethroned
For a while, My Anime List’s (MAL) top-rated anime was the anime adaptation of the Aka Akasaka manga series, but it seems that this streak is over. The previous leader in the ratings, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, has reclaimed the top spot.
One of the most watched anime shows this season is Doga Koba Studios’ Oshi no Ko. In addition to being HIDIVE’s biggest premiere, its first 90-minute special episode’s theme song “Idol” became the season’s most-watched opening.The huge popularity of the first episode helped the ratings reach an astounding 9.21/10
The slower speed of subsequent episodes compared to the beginning of the series, however, contributed to the anime’s ratings gradually falling as new ones were broadcast. Currently, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood has a rating of 9.10/10 on MAL, while Oshi no Ko has a score of 9.09/10.
Numerous series have been first on MAL in recent years, including Attack on Titan, Kaguya Sama: Love Is War, and Fruits Basket. None of them, though, has been able to hold this position for very long.
On the other hand, since its conclusion, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood has continuously ranked first
Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine Becomes 1st Detective Conan Film to Earn 10 Billion Yen
In just 24 days since its release, Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine, the 26th film in the franchise, has made history by grossing over 10 billion yen (about US$76.5 million) in Japan. It has also broken the record for the most tickets sold in the franchise, with 7,280,136 tickets sold as of last Sunday. To celebrate this milestone, the manga’s creator, Gosho Aoyama, drew a special illustration.
Following its April 14 release in Japan, the film quickly set a new box office record for the Detective Conan franchise with a three-day opening of 2.17 million tickets sold and approximately 3.14 billion yen (about US$23.4 million) earned. The movie’s plot is set on the remote island of Hachijō-jima south of Tokyo, where engineers from across the globe gather for the unveiling of a new system that connects all law enforcement cameras worldwide. Conan joins them at the invitation of Sonoko, only to receive a message from Subaru Okiya revealing that a Europol agent has been murdered by the Black Organization’s Gin in Germany.
As the story unfolds, Conan discovers that the Organization has kidnapped a female engineer in search of vital data stored on her USB drive.Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween (Meitantei Conan: Halloween no Hanayome), the Detective Conan franchise’s 25th anime film, opened in Japan in April 2022 and sold 1,321,944 tickets for 1,907,467,150 yen (about US$15.06 million at the time) in its first three days. The film re-screened near Halloween last year, which helped the film become the previous highest-earning anime film in the Detective Conan franchise. The film eventually earned 9.78 billion yen (about US$73.8 million) as of last December.The Detective Conan franchise’s 25 films have so far a cumulative box office revenue of over 100 billion yen (about US$745.97 million).
The First Slam Dunk Becomes 10th Highest-Earning Anime Film in Japan
As of Sunday, The First Slam Dunk, the latest anime film adaptation of Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk basketball manga, has amassed 13.88 billion yen (around US$102 million) in ticket sales and sold 9.66 million tickets in Japan. Its remarkable 156-day run at the Japanese box office propelled it to become the 16th highest-grossing film of all time in the country and the 10th highest-grossing anime film, surpassing Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and trailing behind Weathering With You in both categories
In its opening weekend, the film captured the top spot in the box office, selling 847,000 tickets and grossing 1,295,808,780 yen (around US$9.50 million). It went on to receive the Animation of the Year award at the 46th Japan Academy Film Prizes, while Toshiyuki Matsui, the film’s producer, was honored with the general award at the 42nd Fujimoto Awards of the Eiga Engeki Bunka Kyōkai (Film Theater Culture Association) this year.
Stay in the loop! Stay tuned to receive regular updates on all the latest news like this and never miss out on exciting updates again.