Demon Slayer replaces Spirited Away as Japan’s top-grossing film

Demon Slayer, an anime epic based on the popular manga series, beats the 2001 fantasy classic Spirited Away to become Japan’s best-selling film after nearly two decades. – AFP pic, December 28, 2020.

AN anime epic in which a teenager hunts down and beheads demons today became Japan’s top-grossing film of all time, its production company said, ending the near two-decade reign of Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.

Demon Slayer, based on the hit manga series, has chalked up ¥32.5 billion (RM1.27 billion) in box-office sales since its October release, a spokeswoman for anime producer Aniplex said.

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