Top 10 Most Expensive Japanese Films

Japanese Cinema is the fourth largest in the World by Number of feature films, it produces 400 to 450 feature films and has Box office around 2.5 Billion US dollars. As one of the developed country, uses high-end technology to produce films, animated films is famous and that sounds in Box Office Collections, and spending more money to Produce Movies. Gantz & Gantz: Perfect Answer is the High Budget Film in Japan with Production cost of 45 million US Dollars, released in 2011. Ponyo and Steamboy are the third and fourth Expensive Movies in Japanese Cinema. Japan has different culture and language, as one of the modern countries with high technology and power, the film industry has deep background from the past generation to today’s technology.

The list of Top 10 Expensive Movies in Japanese Cinema contains Production Cost in US dollar and Japanese Yen with Official Movie Poster.


Movie Name


Production Costs (US$)

Production Costs (JPY)


1 Gantz & Gantz: Perfect Answer 2011 45,000,000 3,500,000,000  Gantz & Gantz: Perfect Answer Poster
2 Ponyo 2009 34,000,000 2,600,000,000  Ponyo Poster
3 Steamboy 2004 26,000,000 2,000,000,000  Steamboy Poster
4 Yamato 2005 26,000,000 2,000,000,000  Yamato Poster
5 Howl’s Moving Castle 2004 24,000,000 1,878,000,000  Howl's Moving Castle Poster
6 Space Battleship Yamato 2010 23,900,000 1,870,000,000  Space Battleship Yamato Poster
7 Princess Mononoke 1997 23,000,000 1,799,000,000  Princess Mononoke Poster
8 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence 2004 20,000,000 1,565,000,000  Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Poster
9 20th Century Boys 2008 20,000,000 1,565,000,000  20th Century Boys Poster
10 20th Century Boys: Chapter Two 2009 20,000,000 1,565,000,000  20th Century Boys: Chapter Two Poster

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