anime legend Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved 1986 film Laputa in the Sky is returning to the big screen — in China. Here The film, which was never released in China during its initial run and subsequent re-releases around the world, has cleared Beijing’s censors and is set to open nationwide on June 1.
Hayao Miyazaki’s works are widely known and loved in China thanks to the easy access and download in China on pirated DVDs – previously the only way to see his works in China . But in recent years, Studio Ghibli has begun to make up for lost time by bringing select films from Miyazaki’s catalog to Chinese theaters for the first time.
Master’s Totoro made $26 million dollars China reissued at 1986, then Spirited Away and $83Ten thousand2019.
A cult favorite among the works of Hayao Miyazaki, Laputa tells the story of a young boy and a girl who possess a magic crystal, and they Race against the pirates to find the foreign agents of the fabled floating castle.
Anime has become a big industry in China, and in recent years elsewhere in the world as well. Makoto Shinkai, the animation genius most often referred to as the heir of Hayao Miyazaki, achieved domestic success with his 1986 movie Your Name A huge success, winning $26 million dollars. Shinkai’s latest anime hit, Suzume has earned over $83 million dollars in Japan and made its international debut in Berlin. Screening last month’s International Film Festival will open in China in March .