Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training-, which is the first episode of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc, hit Japanese theaters this past weekend and topped the box office. 443,700 people bought tickets, which raked in 646,790,467 yen (which is approximately $4.35 million). It beat out another anime movie, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed FREEDOM, which fell from first place to second place, based on 318,436 tickets sold.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- episode is an hour long, and this is just the start of its World Tour preview screenings. America’s World Tour preview screening will be in New York on February 10. Here is the rest of the schedule:
Seoul — February 11
Berlin — February 13
Mexico City— February 17
Singapore — February 17
Jakarta — February 18
São Paulo — February 19
Paris — February 24 and
Taipei — February 24
London — February 25
Hong Kong — February 25
If you’re not able to make it to the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- screenings, it will be in American theaters starting February 23. IMAX will also be offering the film.
If you want to watch it through streaming, it will become available that way sometime this spring.
Crunchyroll is streaming the Demon Slayer series and gave this description for its plot:
It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.
Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.
Are you interested in watching this in the movie theater?
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