In just over six years, the Demon Slayer franchise has become one of the most successful in the history of fictional franchises worldwide and unquestionably the most popular in Japan. Since the manga’s release in February 2016, more than $9.5 billion has been made via goods, books, box office, home video, and music sales.
When Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was released in Japan, it smashed a number of box office records, including Spirited Away’s 20-year-old record for the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time. After raking in a total of $505,000,000 at the worldwide box office, “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” is the most successful anime film of all time.
There’s no disputing that the Demon Slayer franchise has become immensely popular among anime fans, and with the phenomenal success of the Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train, many Netflix users have wondered if the film would ever be added to the service’s list of available titles.
There have been countless adaptations of anime series to the big screen, but none have been as successful as Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train. The film’s Certified Fresh status on Rotten Tomatoes is one of its numerous achievements since its release.
Based on Koyoharu Gotouge’s wildly successful shonen manga series of the same name, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yo Baiba is a dark fantasy action film that blends animation with a high level of intensity. Mugen, The Demon Slayer on Film After a very successful theatrical run, the film adaptation of the anime’s first season, Train: Experience, has left audiences wanting more.
A representative for animation studio Aniplex reported that since its premiere in October, their anime adaptation of the popular manga series Demon Slayer has earned 32.5 billion yen ($314 million).
She also noted that, in a year when movie theatres and film releases around the world were affected severely by the coronavirus pandemic, the narrative of Tanjiro, whose life changed after his family is destroyed in a demon assault, has lured 24 million spectators to cinemas.
When the 2001 fantasy classic Spirited Away was re-released in the summer, its total earnings hit 31.7 billion yen. However, after weeks of strong box office performance, the newer film, Demon Slayer, surpassed its predecessor.
Although a record number of new cases have been recorded in recent weeks, the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan has been mostly contained, with about 3,200 deaths.