In response to a latest report from Deadline, Hayao Miyazaki’s remaining Studio Ghibli film, How Do You Stay?, has earned a powerful whole of $13.2 million in its opening weekend in Japan. This accomplishment is especially astonishing contemplating Studio Ghibli by no means launched a single trailer to advertise Miyazaki’s remaining movie, sharing solely the title and a single poster.
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After opening on July 14, How Do You Stay?, which within the U.S. will probably be titled The Boy and the Heron, reeled in a complete of $13.2 million on its opening weekend—very huge field workplace numbers for Japan—and set a brand new three-day opening report for IMAX ticket gross sales with $1.7 million, in line with Deadline. The animated characteristic movie isn’t solely Miyazaki’s first film in over a decade, however it’s going to even be his final. Miyazaki’s final characteristic movie was 2013’s The Wind Rises, and his final animated brief movie was Boro The Caterpillar.
As talked about earlier, little was identified about what truly occurs in How Do You Stay?, and its voice forged was additionally unknown previous to launch. Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki revealed why the anime powerhouse determined to not launch any trailers for How Do You Stay? in a video interview, saying “You get uninterested in doing the identical factor again and again. We wished to attempt one thing new this time.”
Throughout the video interview, Suzuki cited Hollywood film trailers’ tendency to spoil story beats as a think about why Studio Ghibli determined towards releasing any advertising materials for the movie. Suzuki additionally added that followers all for watching How Do You Stay? shouldn’t want to look at a trailer to be persuaded to take action, in line with Anime Information Community.
In case you’re nonetheless inquisitive about what Miyazaki’s remaining movie is definitely about, we’ve lastly bought some particulars about its story and voice forged. In response to Anime Information Community, How Do You Stay? is a few boy named Mahito Maki who, after the loss of life of his mom within the firebombings of Tokyo throughout World Conflict II, strikes along with his father to the countryside. Issues take a dramatic flip for Mahito when his father remarries his mom’s pregnant sister. It’s right here that Mahito meets a speaking heron who guarantees him that he can see his mom once more if he follows him into one other mysterious world, one which critics are praising for its visible inventiveness and beautiful animation.
How Do You Stay’s Japanese voice forged consists of Soma Santoki as Mahito, Takuya Kimura (Takayuki Yagami from Misplaced Judgment), Masaki Suda (from Kamen Rider W), Jun Kunimura (Kill Invoice Vol. 1), and Shohei Hino (Soma Santoki from My Blissful Marriage). Kenshi Yonezu, the musician behind Chainsaw Man’s theme track, Kick Again, performs How Do You Stay’s theme track, Chikyūgi (which interprets to “Spinning Globe”) in line with ANN.
How Do You Stay? is slated to launch in North American theaters as The Boy and the Heron later this 12 months.