Makoto Shinkai – The director of the hit anime film of 2016 called “Kimi no na wa” also known as “Your Name?” in a recent interview he has commented on the success of the film and the amount of revenue it reached i.e 10 Billion Yen.
The recent interview happened with “Watching Japanese New Movies” announcer Shinusuke Kasai. Makato Shinkai states that he is bit worried about what film’s success means for him as a creator.
Makoto Shinkai comments on the success
Makoto Shinkai said – “The box office revenue reaching and exceeding the amount of 10 Billion yen is bit frightening. This Box office revenue is not proportional to my own ability, I don’t think that i have, 10 Billion Yen worth of merit. I fear the assessment of my merit considering the earnings that movie has earned is unbalanced.”
He expressed bewilderment, that the film he created has became such a huge hit and expressed his humility in the rest of the brief review. When asked “If the film is a work that he has confidence in” Shinkai replied – “This time without even considering anything, i thought the film would probably get a feed back that it was enjoyable. That;’s the kind of ‘Self-confidence’ i had.”
He also added , regarding certain scenes from the movie and the places that were shown in the movie, the amount of tourism they have inspired! “The footbridge that appeared in the movie onscreen that I thought was a good setting to put in the anime is actually from where I live. After the movie’s release, there are a lot of people walking there and taking pictures… I thought ‘I’ll try not to come here anymore’.
Kimi no na wa – success
Miyazaki’s film named “Kaze Tachinu” or also known as “The wind rises,” earned 12.2 Billion Yen which approximately equals to $123.5 Million USD at a time. And Kimi No Na Wa Movie (Your Name? Movie) is expected to achieve the same kind of feat.
Regardless of that the movie has now surpassed distriutor’s “TOHO” 6 Billion yen i.e $59 Million USD Projection for the film and the earning is expected to rise.
So far the only movies to reach 10 Billion Yen and earn over that are Studio Ghibli’s and Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu (The wind rises), Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and Princess Mononoke.
(News Source – ANN)