Demon Slayer's first feature length film has hit theaters in Japan and it has already begun to smash records when it comes to overall profits, and now, the movie has made enough money to reach the top ten most profitable films to ever be released in the country of the franchise's birth! The movie, which follows the adventures of Tanjiro and his friends fighting demons aboard a runaway train might very well be one of the most profitable movies to ever be released in Japan during the country's history, animated or otherwise!
Demon Slayer shares a unique characteristic with The Promised Neverland, in that both anime franchises had their respective manga stories come to a close while their television series continue. While The Promised Neverland is set to return next year with its second season, we await to see just when the adventures of Tanjiro, Nezuko, and the other demon slayers will continue with their popular tv series!
Demon Slayer's Official Twitter Account broke the news that the Mugen Train movie continued to shatter box office records, and while the North American release is still a few months away with it set to launch in 2021, it's clear that the popularity of the anime franchise isn't ending any time soon:
劇場版「鬼滅の刃」無限列車編、公開17日間で観客動員 1189万1254人（興行収入 157億9936万5450円）と連日大変多くの方に映画館へ足を運んでいただいており本当にありがとうございます。お一人おひとりのご観劇への感謝と共にこれからも興行を続けて参ります。何卒よろしくお願い致します。#鬼滅の刃— 鬼滅の刃公式 (@kimetsu_off) November 2, 2020
What do you think of Demon Slayer continuing to shatter records in movie theaters in Japan? Do you think that the Mugen Train will be able to move toward the finish line as the biggest movie ever released in the East? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of demon slaying!