Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train has been ruling over the Japanese box office for the past 13 weeks.
It has broken every box office record and was expected to dominate the theatres for a few more weeks.
But things related to anime never go as planned, and there is a new surprise waiting for you at every moment. Just see how Gintama: THE FINAL movie took away the crown from the Demon Slayer franchise.
According to the box office reports of the first weekend of showings, Gintama: THE FINAL movie acquired the first place in the ranking, even with the COVID-19 regulations.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, which hadn’t seen a worthy challenger for so many days, came down to the second position with the Gintama film slightly beating it in the box office.
Promotion undoubtedly played an essential role in the film’s success. Demon Slayer special cards featuring Tanjiro and all the Hashiras are distributed for the whole first week of screening.
Don’t worry, the surprises for the viewers have not ended yet. All the attendants will be presented with a double-sided Demon Slayer poster, drawn by Gintama manga creator Hideaki Sorachi, in the fourth week of its screening.
Moreover, two Gintama special episodes, Gintama: Semi-Final, are set to air on January 15 and 20. The episodes are intended to introduce the anime film.
It will be interesting to see how many more weeks the Gintama finale will hold this first position. Does this indicate that the hype for Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is gradually coming to an end?
I guess we have to wait for next week’s box office reports to know for sure.
The story is set in an alternate-history late-Edo period, where humanity is attacked by aliens called ‘Amanto.’ Edo Japan’s samurai fight to defend Earth, but the shōgun cowardly surrenders when he realizes the aliens’ power.
He agrees to an unequal contract with the aliens, placing a ban on carrying swords in public and allowing the invaders to enter the country.
The samurai’s swords are confiscated, and the Tokugawa bakufu becomes a puppet government.
The series focuses on an eccentric samurai, Gintoki Sakata, who works as an odd-jobs freelancer. Although the story is mostly episodic, a few story arcs and recurring antagonists develop.Originally Written By Epic Dope