Look Back Now #1 On Japan Weekend Box Office Ranking

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The anime film adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto‘s Look Back one-shot is the first-ranked movie on the July 5-7 Japanese weekend box office ranking. It previously ended its debut weekend in second place.

Kogyo Tsushin reports that Look Back drew in 129.9 thousand moviegoers and earned 222 million yen (~US$1.37 million) over the past weekend. In total, it has attracted 360 thousand viewers and made 600 million yen (~US$3.71 million).

The movie, which has a roughly one-hour runtime, originally opened in 119 locations nationwide. The movie is now screening in 131 locations, which, as Movie Walker Press notes, is still not a large number (for instance, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom was shown at 354 cinemas, including 4X and Dolby Cinema screenings).

The other anime films on the weekend ranking are Sore Ike! Anpanman Baikinman to Ehon no Lulun (last weekend’s top-placed title) at 2nd, Detective Conan: The Million-dollar Pentagram at 6th, Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture Act 3 at 7th, and Umamusume: Beginning of a New Era at 10th.

Look Back premiered in Japan on June 28 and is set to receive a Southeast Asian release. It was featured in Annecy Festival 2024’s Annecy Presents selection lineup.

Manga Plus describes the one-shot, which was released in July 2021 and published by Shueisha, as:

Fujino is a fourth grader who draws a manga strip for the school newspaper. Her art makes her the star of the class, but one day she’s told that Kyomoto, a student who refuses to come to school, would also like to submit a manga for the paper…

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Staff

• Director, scriptwriter, character designer, animation director: Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Flip Flappers director, Chainsaw Man devil designer)
• Art director: Masayoshi Sameshima (Napping Princess co-art director)
• Color designer: Maya Kusumoto (Birthday Wonderland)
• Compositing director: Kazuto Izumita (Skip & Loafer)
• Music composer: haruka nakamura 
• Animation production: Studio Durian

Cast

Yumi Kawai as Fujino 
• Mizuki Yoshida as Kyomoto


Source: Kogyo Tsushin

Melvyn is one of Anime Trending's main news writers. Aside from anime, he can sometimes be found writing about Japanese/anime-related video games, VTubers, manga, and light novels. Occasionally, he'll put out a review or listicle too. Every anime season, he looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese.
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