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Love Live! Director’s Crayon Shin-chan Movie Debuts at No. 1 in Japan

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The 28th Crayon Shin-chan movie made its debut in Japanese theaters this past weekend, and this one has Love Live! director Takahiko Kyogoku at the helm. Titled Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes, the film was treated to a solid opening, coming in at number one over its first weekend at the box office.

The latest from the Love Live! director was originally slated to premiere on April 24, but—much like the Detective Conan movie and many others—got hit with a delay due to the COVID-19 precautions put into place. After its September 11 opening, the movie managed to pull in 289 million yen in its first three days, making it the top-grossing film of the weekend.

In other box office doings, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel iii.spring song dropped to ninth in its fifth weekend, the live-action adaptation of Setona Mizushiro’s BL manga The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese debuted at no. 5, and the live-action adaptation of Hiroyuki Nishimori’s Kyo Kara Ore Wa!! manga crossed the five billion yen mark after 56 days in theaters. That one is now the top film in Japan’s box office for 2020, managing to even surpass Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning Parasite.

Here’s a trailer for the latest Shin-chan outing:

Source: Eiga.com via Crunchyroll