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Demon Slayer Movie First Anime to Hit #1 on DVD Chart Since 2009

Demon Slayer Movie First Anime to Hit #1 on DVD Chart Since 2009Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train continues to slay records over a year after its release.

This time, the film slashed its way to #1 on the 2021 DVD sales charts in Japan. That’s the first time an anime film has hit the top spot since 2009. In 2009, it was Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo that claimed the #1 position.

The DVD sold 633,426 copies, which is also the first time an anime has exceeded 500,000 copies since Ponyo. The limited-edition and Blu-ray versions of the film also did plenty well, thank you. In total, the various editions of the film have sold well over a million copies.

Another anime title to sell well on disc this year was Uma Musume.

Meanwhile, the Demon Slayer movie just came out on disc in the US via Funimation. The company describes it like this:

Falling forever into an endless dream…

Tanjiro and company have completed their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion and it is time to begin their next mission, which finds them boarding the Mugen Train to investigate the recent disappearance of forty of its passengers.

Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke join one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, to face the dreaded demon that preys upon the Mugen Train and its passengers.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.