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Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc Debuts At #1 In Japanese Weekend Box Office

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc claimed the top spot at the weekend box office in Japan. The film, which opened in 375 theatres across Japan on Feb 2, 2024, featured the final episode of Swordsmith Village Arc and the first episode of Hashira Training arc.

According to reports,

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc, garnered 647 million yen (approximately 4.35 million USD) in its first three-day weekend from Feb 2-4, 2024 by selling 443,700 tickets.

The opening weekend gross represents a slight decrease compared to its predecessor, Demon Slayer: To the Swordsmith Village, which earned 1.159 billion yen (around 7.8 million USD) during its initial three-day weekend.

The film will be released worldwide, including IMAX and premium large formats (PLF), starting Feb 23, 2024.

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It will release in India on Feb 23, 2024.

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc will release in Spring 2024, with a one-hour special episode. The previous instalment of the anime titled, Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc, released in Japan in April 2023.

The first season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime consisted of twenty-six episodes produced by Ufotable aired in Japan from April to September 2019.

A sequel film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, was released in October 2020 and became the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time.

A second season of the anime series, readapting the “Mugen Train” arc seen in the film in seven episodes and covering the “Entertainment District” arc from the manga in eleven episodes, aired from October 2021 to February 2022.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It was serialized in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collected in 23 tankobon volumes.

It has been published in English by Viz Media and simultaneously published by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform.

Source: Kyogo Tsushin

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