The Japanese portal Mantan network reported that the new animated film directed by Mamoru Hosoda, Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime (Belle: The dragon and the freckled princess) exceeded a profit of 5 billion yen ($ 45.56 million) on August 20, the thirty-sixth day of the forecasts.

Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime

The film continues to be the director’s second best-selling film. Mamoru Hosodaafter the 4.22 billion yen exceeded that of Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf children) and is on the verge of exceeding the 5.85 billion yen that the Bakemono no Ko (The boy and the beast), the most successful film by Hosoda and Studio Chizu.

It’s as close as it is far, however, as extending the state of emergency due to the new variant of COVID-19 in Japan would jeopardize the increase in collection. Eventually, the film was released in Japanese theaters on July 16, as well as 38 IMAX theaters, and was the first Hosoda-produced film to be shown in this type of theater.

Production team

  • Mamoru Hosoda (Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, Summer Wars, Bakemono no Ko, Mirai no Mirai) is responsible for directing the anime in Studio Chizu, and the original idea of ​​the project is also credited.
  • Studio Chizu He also confirmed that he is working with the Oscar-nominated studio, Cartoon salon (Wolfwalkers, Song of the Sea, The Secret of Kells) for this project. Certain Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart participated in the production.

Synopsis of Ryuu on Sobakasu no Hime

Our protagonist Suzu is a 17-year-old high school student who lives with her father in the countryside in Kochi Prefecture after losing her mother at a young age. She loved singing with her mother, but after her death she can no longer sing. It didn’t take long before she and her father became more and more distant and Suzu closed her heart to the rest of the world.

When Suzu felt that writing music was her only remaining purpose in life, she discovers the huge online room called “U” where she takes on her role as Belle. Another me, another reality, we are no longer limited to one world. Suzu quickly realizes that when she is on “U” as her avatar Belle, she can sing naturally. As he continues to show his own music in the virtual world, he quickly becomes the rising star of “U”. However, this surprise is short-lived. Suddenly a mysterious dragon-shaped creature appears in front of her …

Source: Mantan network

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