Despite losing the US box office fight to “ Mortal Kombat ” ($ 22.5 million), the anime “ Demon Slayer – Mugen Train: The Movie ” did not debut badly with an impressive $ 19.5 million in the country.
It’s worth remembering that “ Demon Slayer ” raised $ 407.6 million worldwide, surpassing “ Spirited Away ” ($ 383.4 million) and becoming the biggest box office for an anime of the history of cinema.
Recently, UCI Cinemas announced that the feature film will soon be released in national cinemas.
Additionally, “Demons Slayer” opened with 100% critical approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
Top reviews praise the ambitious animation visuals, character builds, and plot theme, which leaves a taste of “I want more” at the end.
Check out the reviews:
“Ufotable’s stunning visuals alone make ‘Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train’ worthwhile, even if the film stumbles a bit in the climax.” – IGN Movies.
“Japan’s highest-grossing film is like a nightmare that refuses to end, it’s a derailed journey.” – Nobody reads this but me.
“Those who follow the series will find the film essential, those who do not want to follow it to let the film go unnoticed.” – Variety.
“This is not just a film about the battles between humans and demons, but about the friendship between constantly changing characters.” – Chronicle of San Francisco.
“Visually ambitious and full of action, not to mention the striking style of the television series. It’s not the most obvious candidate to see in movie theaters, but it’s worth it. ” – Deadline.
Recalling that the film is a direct continuation of the first season of the Demon Slayer anime.
The plot follows Tanjiro Kamado and his sister, Nezuko, who led peaceful lives until they were attacked by evil beings. In addition to losing all of his family members, Tanjiro saw his sister become one of them. In an attempt to make her human again and prevent other people from going through the same thing, the boy transforms into a demon slayer.
Based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge, published between 2016 and 2020 in the weekly Shonen Jump, with 23 bound volumes in total, the plot has been set in Japan for around 100 years.
The film is directed by Haruo Sotozaki.
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