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‘Demon Slayer’ is Killing it Overseas as Japan’s Highest Grossing Film

by Trey Hilburn III

The Demon Slayer film is indeed making some noise for the Japanese box office. The anime and manga based property, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train/Demon Slayer: Infinity Train has been an absolute banger of a film during the pandemic. It’s gone on to out gross Japan’s previous record holder, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.

The manga series by Koyoharu Gotōge was titled, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The film is a direct sequel to the 2019, 23 episode anime series.

This sort of reminds me of One Cut of the Dead, and all the attention that received in Japan. It took a pretty long time for it to get distributed over here to the United States. I have a feeling the same will be true of Demon Slayer: Infinity Train, although I could be wrong.

Demon Slayer opened up in mid October in Japan and it blew up. It blew up so much that it is still actually in cinemas all these months later.

The synopsis for Demon Slayer goes like this:

“A youth begins a quest to fight demons and save his sister after finding his family slaughtered and his sister turned into a demon.”

It’s a good time to catch up with the series if you haven’t already. It’s entire first season is available to watch on Hulu with subscription. I’ve watched the first season and its a nice mix of horror, humor, heart and a whole lot of amazing looking animation.

Are you guys familiar with Demon Slayer? Excited about checking out the film? Let us know in the comments section.

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