Article: Top 10 Japanese Box Office Bombs

Anime and some Japanese movies have long been regarded as one of Japan's most popular forms of entertainment, with Hayao Miyazaki's films (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) in the fore. Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, The Tale of Princess Kaguya), Makoto Shinkai (Your Name, Weathering With You), Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue), and Mamoru Hosada are some of the most well-known animation directors (Mirai). So, here's a rundown of all the Japanese films that tanked at the box office. Please keep in mind that box office standards vary from country to country.

1. Kimi No Na Wa - 41.4 Billion Yen

Your Name (Japanese: Kimi no Na Wa.) is a 2016 Japanese animated love fantasy film released by Toho and produced by CoMix Wave Films. It features a high school student in Tokyo and a high school girl in the Japanese countryside who begin to exchange bodies unexpectedly and strangely. Makoto Shinkai wrote and directed the film, which was commissioned in 2014. It stars Ryunosuke Kamiki and Mone Kamishiraishi in the lead roles, with animation directed by Masashi Ando, character design by Masayoshi Tanaka, and an orchestral score and soundtrack composed by Radwimps. A month before the film's release, Shinkai's light novel of the same name was published.


2. Spirited Away - 30.4 Billion Yen

Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, produced by Toho, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Tohokushinsha Film, and Mitsubishi, and distributed by Toho. Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Tsunehiko Kamij, Takehiko Ono, and Bunta Sugawara provide their voices to the film. Spirited Away depicts the narrative of Chihiro Ogino, a ten-year-old girl who discovers the world of Kami while moving to a new neighborhood (spirits of Japanese Shinto folklore). After the witch Yubaba (Natsuki) turns her parents into pigs, Chihiro gets a job working at Yubaba's bathhouse to discover a method to free herself and her parents and return to the human world.


3. Howl’s Moving Castle -  19.6 Billion Yen

Sofia, an 18-year-old girl, works in her father's headgear shop. On one of her occasional visits to the city, she encounters Hauru, a beguiling but suspicious character. A witch places a curse on Sofia that causes her to turn 90 years old by mistaking their love. Sofia, desperate, flees and stumbles into the Animated Castle of Hauru. She manages to get employed to provide domestic chores on the spot while concealing her identity, and she becomes involved with the other residents of the castle.


4. Princess Mononoke - 19.3 Billion Yen

When a strange monster attacks the town of Ashitaka, the valiant prince chooses to confront him. He fights the animal and kills it, but not before his arm is damaged and poisoned by a curse. Unless he seeks treatment in the forbidden forest, he will corrode with hatred until he becomes a demon like the other and dies. This is the start of Ashitaka's trip, which will take him through amazing animals, cursed princesses, and natural wonders. The prince will also encounter the men who wish to destroy the forest and little San, also known as Princess Mononoke.


5. Bayside Shakedown - 17.3 Billion Yen

Bayside Shakedown 2 is the sequel to the successful Bayside Shakedown TV series, which is known for portraying the Japanese police force uniquely and amusingly while eschewing the cliches that define most police dramas. In the summer of 2003, the film was released. Bayside Shakedown 2 is the highest-earning Japanese live-action film


6. Ponyo - 15 Billion Yen

Sosuke (Hiroki Doi) is a five-year-old boy who lives on a cliff with a view of the Inland Sea. He encounters Ponyo (Yuria Nara), a goldfish whose head is caught in a jar of jam, one day while playing on the beach. He rescues a goldfish and places it in a green pail. Sosuke promises to take care of her, and it's love at first sight. Only Fujimoto (Jôji Tokoro), a former human who is now a seabed sorcerer, asks that Ponyo return to the depths of the ocean. Ponyo decides to become human to support Sosuke.


7. Nankyoku Monogatari- Antarctica - 11 Billion Yen

Akira Ushioda is a member of a Japanese research team that goes to Antarctica in 1957, and he is in charge of caring for sled dogs. The team is forced to depart the station due to the inclement weather, and Ushioda feels responsible for abandoning 15 dogs to destiny. Based on facts


8. Bayside Shakedown - 10.1 Billion Yen

Bayside Shakedown is a Japanese police comedy-drama television series that premiered in 1997 on Fuji Television. Oda Yji, Toshir Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu, Chosuke Ikariya, Miki Mizuno, and Yusuke Santamaria star in the series, which was created by Ryoichi Kimizuka. The Spirited Criminal Investigative Network was an English-subtitled version of the series that aired on the International Channel in the United States in 1998 and 1999.


9. Koneko Monogatari - 9.8 Billion Yen

Chatran is a little, restless yellow cat who lives on a ranch in northern Japan with his brothers. He decided to hide in a box by the river one afternoon while playing with his dog Puski and ended up being taken by the current. There begins a trip full of waterfalls, bears, snakes, rain, starvation, vultures, holes, raccoons, and foxes, all while Puski chases you through the forest. The video will track the animal's development and the relationships formed between live beings and nature, which can alternate between tenderness and camaraderie, and aggressiveness.


10. The Secret World Of Arrietty - 9.3 Billion Yen

Arrietty, a little but determined 14-year-old girl, lives with her parents in a suburban home's garden recess, unknown to the owner and his maid. Arrietty, like all small people, remains hidden from people, except for occasional furtive forays beyond the floor to "steal" small fragments, like sugar cubes, from humans, householders. But when Sho, a 12-year-old human boy, arrives at the house and discovers his mystery roommate one night, a hidden bond blossoms. If their relationship is discovered, it could put Arrietty's family in jeopardy.