Al around the world, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a phenomenon, but in Japan it is different. That’s right, believe it or not, the new Disney movie had a contender during the weekend: Eiga Youkai Watch: Enma Daiou to Itsutsu no Monogatari Da Nyan!
This is the second movie for the last trend in Japan, and they sold over 100 thousand more tickets than The Force Awakens. Now, let’s be fair with Mickey, Youkai Watch was released in nearly the double theaters.
Youkai Watch was released in 958 cinemas and Star Wars in 434.
Still, to think that a ghost anime would compete with Hollywood… it makes you think, right?
And it’s not the first time something like this happens in Japan, during the year, Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F took control over Furious 7.