Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, after slaying it at the box office has been on a roll, winning numerous film awards. The dark fantasy saga about katana-wielding warriors and demon hunters has done what even Hollywood failed to do in 2020.
Not only did Demon Slayer: Mugen Train successfully bring moviegoers out to theaters, but it also succeeded in making non-otakus binge-watch the anime series!
In recognition of this achievement, The 40th Fujimoto Award was awarded to producers of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train.
The movie staff, including Aniplex President and producer Atsuhiro Iwakami, ufotable founder and President Hikaru Kondo, and Shueisha’s Makoto Ooyoshi – received this award.
The Fujimoto award is given to movie producers for excellent entertainment characteristics, especially if the movie has excellent audience support.
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In addition to the Demon Slayer movie, the producers of “Voice of Sin” won the Special Award, while “I fell in love like a bouquet” and “Asada family” both won the Encouragement Award.
Expanding more on the box office status of Demon Slayer, the movie has now topped over 40 billion yen worldwide. It has become the top-grossing movie of 2020, even in the USA; it grossed over 45 million dollars.
However, if you are one of the many unlucky fans who could not catch the movie on the big screen, the digital release of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train is on 22nd June!
Demon Slayer is sure to win more awards, and thus the excitement for the digital release is sky-high. With just one month more to go for the digital release, it’s a perfect opportunity to watch season one of the Demon Slayer anime!
About Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotoge. Its publication in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump began in February 2016 with 19 collected tankōbon volumes released as of present.
In a world filled with demons and demon slayers, Kimetsu no Yaiba follows the lives of two siblings Tanjiro and Nezuko Kamado after— the murder of their family at the hands of a demon. Their hardship does not end there, as Nezuko’s life is spared only for her to live as a demon.
As the oldest sibling, Tanjiro vows to protect and cure his sister. The story traces the bond of this brother-sister or better yet, demon slayer and demon combo against the odds of an arch antagonist and the society.
Source: Official Fujimoto Award Website