Demon Slayer film breaks anime television record in Japan

After the film for the anime series Demon Slayer (jap.: “Kimetsu no Yaiba“) was already able to celebrate records in the field of disc sales and at the box office in Japan, the film was able to record a new top performance a few days ago.

Demon Slayer Film: Highest anime TV ratings in the 21st century

On September 25, 2021 on Fuji TV, the evening filler reached the highest score that an anime has ever achieved in the 21st century with an audience rating of 21.4%. In total, around eleven million Japanese households tuned in. Previously, the highest anime TV rating was 23.4%, which reached a TV special of the series Detective Conan in 1999 with 12.5 million households.

Already at the international box office, the film was able to earn more than 500 million US dollars (about 431.2 million euros) worldwide with over 41 million tickets sold, making it the most successful Japanese film of all time.

The anime film implements the arc of the same name from the original manga by Koyoharu Gotouge and, like the series, was produced in the ufotable studio. The second season will start in October 2021.

Demon Slayer Film Visual

Demon Slayer Film Visual

Demon Slayer Mugen Train Plot

Tanjiro and his companions have completed their rehabilitation training at the butterfly estate and reach the location of their next mission. In the Mugen Train, more than 40 people disappeared within a very short time. Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zen’itsu and Inosuke, join one of the most powerful swordsmen among demon hunters: Kyojuro Rengoku.

Together they want to face the demon that lurks in the “Mugen train”. To do this, they embark on a journey into the darkness …

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