TOP 10 highest grossing anime movie of all time in Japan updated!

With the rise of new works such as One Piece Film Red, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 or Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Train, the TOP 10 highest-grossing anime rankings of all time in Japan have changed a lot. Here, invite you to join Lag to see the latest updated rankings.

Anime movie is a word used to refer to animated movie titles that are shown in cinemas. Anime movies have been indispensable works of the Japanese film industry and are now growing more and more. Every year, many anime movies are released. However, not all names have achieved the expected box office revenue. The ranking of the highest-grossing anime movies, therefore, did not change much for a long time… until the “new blockbusters” landed.

In the following article, Lag will send you the latest updated TOP 10 highest-grossing anime movies of all time in Japan (as of 2022). Let’s see where the new names appear and which are the highest-grossing anime movies!

1. Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Train – Demon Slayer: Endless Train

Sales in Japan: 40,430,000,000 yen.

Global gross: $506,523,013 USD.

The year 2019 – 2020 is the time when Kimetsu No Yaiba explodes all over the world. The anime version is done so well that made the original manga extremely popular, thereby quickly achieving sales of more than 100 million copies. The title Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Train in theaters was also immediately well received, to the point that the film became the only title in Japan to surpass the half-billion dollar mark worldwide.

2. Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Sales in Japan: 31,680,000,000 yen.

Global gross: $395,580,000.

Before Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Train appeared, Spirited Away – Spirited Land had settled on the throne for nearly 20 years. Up to now, this movie title is still regularly on the list of favorite movies of many people and perhaps the film will be remembered for a very long time.

3. Your Name

Your Name

Sales in Japan: 25.030,000,000 yen.

Global gross: $380,140,500.

Coming in at number 3 is Your Name, directed by Makoto Shinkai. Despite creating a huge buzz, Your Name still failed to defeat Spirited Away. I don’t know if the next anime movie directed by Makoto Shinkai can do what my “senior” once failed?

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4. Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Sales in Japan: 20,180,000,000 yen.

Worldwide gross: $170.005,875.

Although it ranks TOP 4 in the Japanese charts, when compared to the global sales, Princess Mononoke loses quite a lot of other names. What could be the reason?

5. Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

Sales in Japan: 19,600,000,000 yen.

Worldwide gross: $236,323,601.

Continuing to be a name from the famous Studio Ghibli. With the excellent story of the witch Howl and the girl Sophie, Howl’s Flying Castle has achieved a level of sales that many other works envy.

6. Ponyo


Sales in Japan: 15,500,000,000 yen.

Worldwide gross: $204,826,668.

In 2008, Ghibli’s Ponyo debuted to Japanese audiences. Immediately, the lovely love story of the mermaid Ponyo and the boy Sousuke moved viewers’ hearts.

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7. Weathering With You – Child of the Weather

Weathering With You

Sales in Japan: 14,190,000,000 yen.

Global gross: 193,715,360 USD.

Although it cannot overcome the shadow of Your Name, Weathering With You is still a very successful anime movie by director Makoto Shinkai. Although it is currently in TOP 7 but perhaps this title will drop soon because the 8th position will appear later.

8. One Piece Film Red

One Piece Film Red

Sales in Japan: 13,870,000,000 yen.

Global gross: $111,867,077.

Released in early August 2022, One Piece Film Red quickly got off to a very good start thanks to a large loyal fan base. After just over a month of release, the film has earned extremely impressive sales. In the near future, One Piece Film Red will be released in other countries around the world, including Vietnam and Lag is confident that the final revenue of the film will be extremely impressive.

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9. Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Sales in Japan: 13,750,000,000 yen.

Worldwide gross: $196,047,295.

After being defeated by One Piece Film Red, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 performed by MAPPA sadly fell to TOP 9. This is one of the few anime movies adapted into anime with the most impressive box office revenue in recent times. here when you can squeeze your foot into this TOP 10.

10. The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

Sales in Japan: 12.020,000,000 yen.

Global gross: $136,533,257.

Ending this list is The Wind Rises from Ghibli, released in 2013. With meaningful messages about life, The Wind Rises can be considered the best Ghibli work in the past 10 years.

Well, in the ranking of the highest grossing movies in Japan, The Wind Rises ranked 11. This means that if all Japanese movies are ranked, the TOP 10 still has 9 anime movies above and only one movie. Just enough to get in there!

Above is the latest updated ranking of TOP 10 highest-grossing anime movies of all time in Japan. What do you think about this chart? Leave a comment so we can chat together!

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