‘Demon Slayer’ becomes Japan’s fifth highest-grossing film ever

Although Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has yet to premiere in the western countries due to the pandemic, the new adventures of Tanjiro continue to break records.

The North American premiere of the Demon Slayer movie may take few more months. But despite that, the film still amazes fans with its staggering digits and milestones.

Previously, it was reported that the movie had smashed several records of Hollywood movies premiered in Japan. The movie becomes more impressive as it achieved the feat as the fifth highest-grossing film ever. This is for the movies released in the eastern country.

With these eye-popping updates, it is no wonder if the movie will dwell on the top spot and become the country’s most profitable film.

The new adventure of Tanjiro

In the new journey of Tanjiro, Nezuko, and their demon-slaying friends, Rengoku, one of the Demon Slayer Corps’ higher-ups, joined the team. Rengoku is a fire-wielding swordsman. In the manga chapter released with the movie in Japan under the title Rengoku Chapter Zero, his story was told.

After the entire run of the manga wrapped-up, the film takes place immediately following its story. It retells the Mugen Train arc from the manga as the main characters face new demonic threats while riding a runaway train.

And despite the end of the Demon Slayer manga, many are still hoping for a season of the anime.

Demon Slayer, slaying records

According to the ANN report, the first movie of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba franchise hit the fifth highest-grossing feature-length film slot. The movie overtakes movies, including Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, and more.

At this point, Tanjiro’s movie is on the run to vie for supremacy against Japan’s current top moneymakers. This includes movies such as Spirited Away, Titanic, Frozen, and Your Name.

Stay tuned!

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