They say that the records are to be broken, it does not matter if it is something that may take us years, if there is a record, it has rarely been set so as not to be broken. The world of cinema is no stranger to it. 2019 saw Avatar lose the throne after 10 years crowned the highest-grossing movie of all time. Avengers Endgame won the crown by the minimum, but sometimes it only takes almost ridiculous differences for the previous record to cease to be valid.
Something similar has happened in Japan, although on a smaller scale. For nearly two decades, a Studio Ghibli film has dominated the Japanese domestic box office with an “iron fist.” Spirited Away and its 31.68 billion yen have been a bone for the productions that came to Japan in hopes of snatching the title to the film from Miyazaki Hayao (Hayao Miyazaki).