"Finally, the downfall of Ghibli ..." is what some Japanese fans have been saying on social media and in theaters in Japan, referring to the film Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen, has exceeded 20.4 thousand of million yen in gross in Japan just 24 days after its premiere. With this, it aims to surpass the collection of the Studio Ghibli film, Spirited Away, which currently holds the first place in collections with 30.8 billion yen accumulated in Japan.
Thus, the portal Yahoo! News Japan conducted an interview with Studio Ghibli director and co-founder Hayao Miyazaki earlier this month, when the interviewer ran into the industry personality when he came to pick up the trash from his home.
La recaudación de la película de Kimetsu no Yaiba se está acercando a la de El Viaje de Chihiro. ¿Cómo te sientes al respecto?
Bueno, realmente no creo que tenga que ver conmigo. ¿Qué es realmente la recaudación? Yo creo que no signifique mucho realmente si se habla del verdadero significado de una película.
¿Has visto Kimetsu no Yaiba?
No miro televisión, ni nada realmente, ni siquiera películas. Solo soy un hombre semi-retirado que a veces se dedica a recoger basura.
Algunos fanáticos se lamentan de que El Viaje de Chihiro dejará de ser la película con mayor recaudación en la historia de Japón.
No me interesa. El mundo siempre está en constante inflación. Lo importante ahora es que tengo que recoger esta basura.
Yes, all this was answered by Miyazaki with a strong tone. He mentioned not having seen Kimetsu no Yaiba, but you already know about his popularity, what then is the meaning of his words, the interviewer wondered after his meeting with Miyazaki. "It is true that it is a matter that can be given an important null, but it is inevitable not to find out about the current situation," said anime researcher Nobuyuki Tsugata.
“In fact, films like 1986's Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa (The Castle in the Sky) and 1988's Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) did not have good box office results at the time. so I'm sure you are aware of the importance of box office gross, "continued Tsugata.
In fact, Kimetsu no Yaiba and Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away) are said to have similar undertones when discussing their popularity. “Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away) was launched in an era where movie theater complexes had increased dramatically across the country. And now that Kimetsu no Yaiba has been launched there is the issue of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it was practically launched without any competition. In other words, both films were released when "there was a hunger for new films," so they had massive theatrical releases. "
However, they differ in that Kimetsu no Yaiba is based on a manga, so if the viewer has not read the original work or the animated adaptation, it will not be a 100% enjoyable experience. For its part, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away) is a completely original story that can be enjoyed in any way.
“As a filmmaker, it should be disappointing if a Studio Ghibli work, which competes solely in its field of specialty, cinema, loses. Doesn't Miyazaki feel the same then? " ended. On the other hand, Yuichi Maeda, a film critic, also pointed out the similarities between the work of Hayao Miyazaki and Kimetsu no Yaiba.
“In Japan, anime movies tend to emphasize the brand of the production company rather than the original work. That's why we always say "Ghibli movie" or "Disney movie", and much has been analyzed about it. Thus, this Kimetsu no Yaiba movie is no longer seen by fans as a movie from the franchise, but as "the Ufotable movie," the studio that also animated the Fate franchise. However, I am sure that director Miyazaki did not expect these kinds of results, however, I hope this inspires him to create something that will leave this movie dragging. "
Source: Yahoo! News Japan
© 2005-2020 STUDIO GHIBLI Inc. © 吾 峠 呼 世 晴 (著) / SHUEISHA 集 英 社