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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

By Misaki Furumura

(Japanese translation coming soon.)

The Harry Potter series is loved by everyone throughout the world. Especially Deathly Hallows from the final chapter of the series. The final film of the Harry Potter series Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: PART 2 was released on July 15, 2011 in both Japan and the U.S.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has been released nationwide, and box office revenue has exceeded 1,760 million yen in three days. And in the US release, box office exceeded $168.5 million in three days.

Harry Potter is a fantasy movie about the world of wizards, set in Britain in 1990. A bad wizard named Voldemort tries to dominate the magical world, killing Harry's parents and many other wizards. The only one in the family who survived this attack was the baby Harry Potter.

Harry Potter enrolls in Hogwarts at the Magic School and grows into a brave wizard. There he met and became friends with Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, and together they solved many problems while causing trouble.

Harry Potter decided to take revenge on Voldemort, and in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, he was blessed with many good friends and teachers, and was finally able to defeat Lord Voldemort.

The location of Harry Potter is mainly in England. The location of Kings Cross Station at the beginning of Harry Potter was filmed at St. Pancras Station in a magnificent Gothic building in Britain. Harry's School, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, was filmed at Gloucester Cathedral in the western Cotswolds.

The hall of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry used the actual facility of the famous Oxford University. The library also uses the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. Many Harry Potter fans often visit these filming locations.

In 2016, soon after the "Harry Potter" movie series ended, the first movie in the new "Fantastic Beasts" series was released. The people and magic connected to Harry Potter appear throughout the film. It has attracted much attention and is gaining in popularity. There will undoubtedly be many more films in the series to enjoy in the future.