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Demon Slayer movie coming to Middle East cinemas this month

The movie has surpassed Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Spirited Away as the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan as well the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time. (Supplied)
The movie has surpassed Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Spirited Away as the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan as well the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time. (Supplied)
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07 May 2021 08:05:38 GMT9
07 May 2021 08:05:38 GMT9

Amin Abbas 

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, the latest animated feature of the Demon Slayer franchise that released in Japan last October, is coming to cinemas in the Middle East starting May 13.

The movie will be available in its original language, Japanese with English and Arabic subtitles across theatres in the region. It is a direct sequel of the first season of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime series that aired in September 2019.
The movie has surpassed Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Spirited Away as the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan as well the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time.

It has grossed over $469 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2020 as well as making it the first Japanese and anime film to reach the milestone of $400 million in box office proceeds worldwide.

‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ manga launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016 (Written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge). The manga ended in May 2020 and has managed to reach more than 150 million copies (including digital copies) sold as of February 2021.

A second season of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime series has been announced last February, which will come later this year. It will follow the events of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train and it will focus on the ‘Entertainment District Arc’ of the story.

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