“Demon Slayer” Dethrones “Spirited Away” As #1 Japanese Film

It took nearly 20 years, but there’s a new #1 Japanese film in town. As of writing, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train earned the US equivalent of $399.18 million in Asia alone.

That estimate includes ticket sales from territories such as Taiwan (626,387,204 New Taiwan dollars), Thailand (124.43 million baht), Hong Kong (29,100,868 Hong Kong dollars), Singapore (2.42 million Singapore dollars), and Vietnam (16,160,018,000 dong).

By comparison, Spirited Away‘s original worldwide sales record was the US equivalent of $383,397,782.00. It’s a narrow lead, but it’s still a win for Demon Slayer fans.

The Demon Slayer movie follows protagonists Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Inosuke as they board a train to assist Flame Hashira Kyōjurō Rengoku on a mission. The film covers the Mugen Train Arc of the original manga, which spans 17 chapters.

As of now, Funimation and Aniplex plan to screen the film in American theaters sometime this year. No official release date has been set on any platform as of yet.

Watch the trailer below:

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