As if the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train needed more accolades, another big one was just revealed this week. The producers of the film took home the top honors from the 40th annual Fujimoto Awards, which are given out by the Eiga Engeki Bunka Kyokai (Film Theater Culture Association) in recognition of Japanese film producers who have made major achievements over the past year.
In the case of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, the association recognized Aniplex president and producer Atsuhiro Iwakami, ufotable founder and president Hikaru Kondo, and Shueisha anime producer and planner Makoto Ooyoshi.
Here’s what the association had to say about it:
“The animated film, which began as a weekly Shonen Jump series by Koyoharu Gotouge and reached the peak of its popularity through anime broadcasts, became a social phenomenon with its overwhelming visuals and music. Its engaging story that transcended generations, grabbing the imagination of those young and old, combined with the powerful theme song by LiSA, created a social phenomenon that resonated with nearly 30 million viewers. The film also saw huge success internationally, including breaking records in the United States. Mugen Train has greatly revitalized the struggling film industry, which was impacted by COVID-19.”
Congrats to all those involved with the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie!