Demon Slayer Movie release is finally arriving on US shores but only for a week. According to Japan News Network, the blockbuster hit is set to grace the West’s big screen on February 26 in Miami. This limited-time screening is to help the anime qualify for this year’s Oscar Academy Awards.
It is worth noting that Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is already in the selection. It only needs a week’s release to the general public to continue its Oscar’s bid. The representative of Japan News Network also said that this screening is only for the Academy Awards, and the full-theatrical showing is still underway.
The Academy Awards usually held qualifying screenings at either New York or Los Angeles for at least a week. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, other cities were allowed, which includes Miami, where the Japanese smash hit will show. Aside from the usual theaters, streaming the film is also an option.
Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is the direct sequel to the anime’s first season. It is also Kyoharu Gotoge’s film adaptation of its Mugen Train Arc in his manga series. It opened in the Japanese cinemas on October 16, 2020, where it became the biggest opening weekend ever in the land of the rising sun.
The anime’s momentum did not stop as it dethrones Spirited Away‘s reign for nearly two-decade as Japan’s biggest box office hit. The beloved classic by Hayao Miyazaki stepped down to give way to the new record holder. The film is also the fastest movie in Japan’s history to cross 10 billion Yen or around USD 93 million in only 10 days.
Recently, Kimetus no Yaiba released new gameplay for its PlayStation, Xbox, and PC game Demon Slayer Hinokami Kepputan. The anime’s second season is also in the works and will release this year, 2021.
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