Demon Slayer: Mugen Train the Movie premiered in Japan on 16th October. Ever since its release, the film has been raking up ticket sales. No one could have predicted the immense popularity that the film achieved in just a week.
Mugen Train has broken the record of none other than Spirited Away, a blockbuster film from Studio Ghibli. Although it is natural for newer films to break records, the difference is too huge to be ignored.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train has sold over 7,983,442 tickets and earned a total of $102.52 million ( ¥10,754,232,550) in just 10 days since its release.
Spirited Away had set the previous record by earning $10 million in 25 days when it was first released in 2001 in Japan. Mugen Train broke the same record in 10 days.
Spirited Away is still the highest-grossing film in Japan as it has crossed the $300 million mark.
We can only look forward with anticipation as Mugen Train tries to break the record set by Studio Ghibli. It took 19 years to set a new landmark in the history of the Japanese entertainment industry.
The Demon Slayer anime film premiered on 38 IMAX theatres in Japan, and it was the first film to do so this year.
A Rengoku Volume 0 manga was handed out to attendees of the theatre premiere. Only 4.5 million copies were handed out. The manga focused on Rengoku and his first mission.
The film is animated by ufotable and is being distributed by Aniplex and TOHO. It will be available for the North American audience in early 2021.
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: Cinema Today