Kodoani.com – Live-action movies based on manga “Don’t Call It Mystery” (also known as “Mystery to Iu Nakare” or “Don’t say Mystery”) by Yumi Tamura maintained its No. 1 spot on the film charts in its third week of release. The film sold 305,000 tickets for a total of revenue of 2,776,253,860 yen (about US$18.52 million) from Friday to Sunday, and a total of 2,055,000 tickets sold.
The live-action film focuses on the “Hiroshima Arc” arc of the manga, appearing in the second to fourth volumes of the manga. The story begins when protagonist Kunō travels to Hiroshima and becomes involved in the Kariatsumari family war over inheritance.
The manga “Don’t Call It Mystery” is about a college student solving mysteries and has attracted the attention of readers. In the live-action film, Masaki Suda portrays the role of Totonō Kunō.
Meanwhile, the live-action movie based on the manga “The Silent Service” by Kaiji Kawaguchi ranked 2nd in its opening weekend. This film sold 274,000 tickets with a total revenue of 370,136,800 yen (about 2.46 million USD) in the first three days of release.
Kawaguchi’s manga “The Silent Service” began publication in 1988 and tells the story of Hiro Kaieda, who is appointed captain of Japan’s first nuclear submarine. The story delves into topics such as nuclear war, international politics, and world peace. This manga has been adapted into anime and anime videos before.
According to: Kodoani.com