Since its release, the Demon Slayer has quickly become the most beloved manga series by many readers. With only 23 episodes, the work has surpassed 100 million copies worldwide. This is also the first series to occupy the Top 10 best-selling manga in a month. In the ranking for the first half of 2020, 19 volumes of the Sword of the Devil are participating. When the next three episodes were released, all 22 positions on the second half of 2020 chart were the works of Koyoharu Gotoge.
As the brand’s first feature film, Sword of Destroying the Devil: The Endless Train is also raining outside in theaters. Despite the Covid epidemic, the film grossed $ 44 million with more than 3.4 million hits in theaters in the first three days of its release. By the 10th day, director Haruo Sotozaki’s work has reached 11 billion yen (more than 100 million USD) in the Japanese market.
Sword of Destroying the Devil: The Endless Train has also become the fastest 10 billion yen anime movie of all time, when Your Name (2016) took 37 days to achieve the feat. Currently, the film has earned 23.5 billion yen in the Japanese market, thereby surpassing Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) to become the third highest-grossing anime in the land of the rising sun. Your Name’s 25.03 billion yen milestone (2016).
Worldwide, the Sword of Destroying the Devil: The Endless Train also beat Howl’s Moving Castle’s $ 235 million figure to take third place on the best-selling anime list of all time. Many experts believe that the work will soon surpass both Spirited Away (2011) and Your Name when the attraction of the film has not decreased and there are still many markets that have not been released.
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This December, Sword of Destroying Demons: The Endless Train will officially land in Vietnam market. The movie will revolve around the mission of investigating the mysterious disappearances on the endless train of Tanjiro and his teammates. With the help of Rengoku Pillar Blaze, the group had to face off against the magical Blood Demons of Demon Enmu, while at the same time protecting the lives of 200 passengers safely.