“Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” surpasses “Spirited Away” as Japan’s highest-grossing film


“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie – Mugen Train” has officially become the highest-grossing film in Japan, overtaking Studio Ghibli’s “Spirited Away”.

According to its distributor, the film amassed as of Sunday 32.47 billion yen despite the government restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Spirit Away” grossed 31.68 billion yen in box-office sales.


The film is still showing in select theaters in the Philippines via SM Cinema. Odex is distributing the film.

Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Train is based on the manga series Demon Slayer:Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotouge and it is the direct sequel to the anime series.

SM Cinema tells the story as follows:

Tanjiro Kamado, joined with Inosuke Hashibira, a boy raised by boars who wears a boar’s head, and Zenitsu Agatsuma, a scared boy who reveals his true power when he sleeps, board the Infinity Train on a new mission with the Flame Pillar, Kyojuro Rengoku, to defeat a demon who has been tormenting the people and killing the demon slayers who oppose it!