The Demon Slayer franchise is a certified success story. Be it the source manga, the 2019 series, or the 2020 film. The Demon Slayer anime, which is based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge, is the biggest anime in 2019. There was an immediate positive response from fans regarding stories, animation, music, and character design. The series runs from April 2019 to September 2019, where fans fall in love with it.
The manga, which ran from 2016 to 2020 was also a huge success. It reached its 17th volume during the anime’s release in 2019. Shortly after the anime aired, sales of the manga were scrambled. As of 2019, 20 million copies of the manga have been sold. This can be considered as one of the biggest wins in the anime industry. As of February 2021, the manga has sold 150 million copies. This includes copies on both online and offline platforms. However, this does not include unofficial platforms and as such, the number of originals can be considered much more than is known. The manga ended in 2020 with 23 volumes. It is available to read on Viz Media and the Manga Plus Shueisha application.
In 2020, the film The Demon Slayer, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was released. This film is a sequel to the 2019 series. It continued after the series event. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was not available internationally for a long time. On April 23, 2021, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train US opens. Once again, the response received by this franchise has been extraordinary.
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Demon Slayer: Synopsis
Tanjiro Kamado returns home to find his family brutally murdered. The only one still alive is his sister, Nezuko Kamado. Determined to save her, Tanjiro carried her through the snow to care for her. However, he was shocked to learn that Nezuko had turned into a demon. With the intervention of a mysterious man, Giyuu Tomioka, he learns that the man who is responsible for the tragedy of Muzan, is a demon.
Giyuu is revealed to be a Demon Slayer, an elite warrior in the shadows who kills demons. He decides to kill Nezuko but he is stopped by Tanjiro who is determined to protect his sister. However, Giyuu quickly gave up on his idea when he saw the difference in Nezuko as he tried to save Tanjiro instead of trying to kill him.
Tanjiro vows to take revenge on his family and starts enlisting in the Demon Slaying Corps. He met fellow Demon Slayers Zenitsu Agatsuma and Inosuke Hashibara as they went together to kill a demon.
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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train– Response In Japan
The latest film from the Demon Slayer franchise will be released on October 16, 2020 in Japan. The film sells tickets for 365 million USD. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train broke the record set by the Academic Award winning film, Spirited away. It has now become the highest grossing film in Japan.
At the end of 2020, the franchise sales were worth 270 billion yen. The film has grossed US $ 456,140,000 in Box Offices worldwide.
In 2021, the film won the Japanese Academy Award for Animation of the Year. The film also won the Japanese Academy Award for Popularity Award – Most popular film. Additionally, Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina won the Japanese Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for the film.
Demon Slayer: Opening of the US Mugen Train
After Demon Slayer: Mugen Train which was originally released in October 2020, the film is finally available to an international audience. On April 23, 2021, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train opens in the US. As per a Funimation report, the film grossed US $ 21,144,800 in the US Box Office. This makes Demon: Slayer the second highest US Opening for an animated film. This film just stands behind Mortal Kombat, which has made around 23 million USD in the US Box Office. However, Demon Slayer did surpass the 2004 Chinese film, Hero having earned $ 17.8 million. This makes Demon Slayer: Mugen Train stand out as the highest US Opening for a foreign film.
The film will be available for digital streaming on June 22, 2021. Without a doubt, the film is a huge success globally. A second season is currently in development and will be released sometime in 2021.
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