Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Train surpassed Spirited Away and became Japan’s #1 movie! 19 years of Spirited Away reign is over! Spirited Away, the successful film by Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki, was Japan’s #1 film for 19 years. However, as of today, Demon Slayer has taken the lead. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train began staging in Japan’s IMAX theaters on October 16 and it has so far made 32,478,895,850 yen (the US $ 313,513,909) in 73 days.
劇場版「鬼滅の刃」無限列車編、公開73日間で観客動員 2404万9907人（興行収入 324億7889万5850円）となりました。2020年、映画と共に、様々な形で本作に触れていただいたお一人お一人に心より御礼申し上げます。皆様のご健勝とご多幸をお祈りしております。良いお年をお迎えください。#鬼滅の刃
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Of course, when Spirited Away aired at the box office, technologies like IMAX or 4DX were absent and ticket prices were lower. That’s why we have to take these details into consideration while examining these sales. However, there is an important detail that Mugen Train has not been released anywhere outside of Japan yet. If we add the earnings from major markets such as America, Europe, and China, Mugen Train seems to continue to break revenue records. It is one of the most popular anime series in the world. Now, it’s breaking records with the movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.
When is the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train release date?
The film aired in Japan on October 19. However, there is no official statement yet for the rest of the world. There are rumors circulating for North America and China. It looks like we will be able to watch Mugen Train in 2021.
Where will Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train be available to watch?
Unfortunately, just like the release date, where the movie will be streamed has not been published by official sources. Its anime series is now available on Hulu. It is a question mark that Demon Slayer’s movie will be released on Hulu.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train about what?
The movie is based on Koyuharu Gotoge’s manga of the same name. The manga is currently published in the Weekly Shonen Jump comic anthology, with more than 14 million prints at a time. The story begins like this; One day, Tanjiro learns that his fond family was murdered by a demon, that only his sister Nezuko survived, but that he had actually turned into a demon. Tanjiro becomes a demon hunter in order to save his sister and turn her back into a human. You can watch the official trailer below!
About Demon Slayer (Via Wikipedia)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (鬼滅の刃, Kimetsu no Yaiba, lit. “Blade of Demon Destruction”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who wants to become a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon. It was serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collected in 23 tankōbon volumes. It has been published in English by Viz Media and simulpublished by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform.
A 26-episode anime television series adaptation produced by Ufotable aired in Japan from April to September 2019. A sequel film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, premiered in October 2020 and became the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time. Meanwhile, the second season will premiere in 2021.
As of February 2021, the manga had over 150 million copies in circulation, including digital versions, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time. Meanwhile, the anime series has received critical acclaim, with critics praising the animation and fight sequences. It has received numerous awards and is considered one of the best anime of the 2010s. As of December 2020, the Demon Slayer franchise is estimated to have generated total sales of at least ¥270 billion ($2.6 billion) in Japan.