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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Is 1st Anime Film to Top Annual DVD Chart in 12 Years

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Is 1st Anime Film to Top Annual DVD Chart in 12 Years


Demon Slayer: Mugen Prepare Is 1st Anime Movie to Prime Annual DVD Chart in 12 Years

Oricon reported on Wednesday that Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Film: Mugen Prepare anime movie is the primary anime movie to prime the annual DVD chart in 12 years since Studio Ghibli‘s Ponyo in 2009. The movie bought an estimated 633,426 copies on DVD, and can be the primary anime movie since Ponyo to prime 500,000 copies.

The Demon Slayer movie bought an estimated 459,173 copies on Blu-ray Disc, rating at #2 for many Blu-ray Disc gross sales in a single yr for an animated movie, solely behind Frozen in 2014. The anime additionally topped the annual Blu-ray Disc chart for 2021.

The movie’s Restricted Version DVD ranked at #4 on Oricon’s DVD chart with an estimated 182,635 copies bought. The Restricted Version Blu-ray Disc ranked at #3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart with an estimated 368,485 copies bought.

The primary quantity for the Uma Musume Fairly Derby Season 2 anime ranked #5 on the Blu-ray Disc chart with 209,982 copies bought. Oricon’s 2021 dwelling video gross sales charts cowl gross sales of bodily copies surveyed from December 14, 2020 to December 12, 2021.

Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Film: Mugen Prepare started screening in Japan in October 2020, and it topped the field workplace in Japan for 12 consecutive weeks. The movie grew to become the primary movie ever to go the 40 billion yen milestone. The movie was the highest-earning movie worldwide from 2020. It’s the first non-Hollywood or non-American movie to prime the yearly field workplace worldwide because the starting of cinema over a century in the past. Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming the movie.

Funimation launched the movie on Blu-ray Disc within the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday. Aniplex of America launched the movie on a restricted version Blu-ray Disc on the identical day. The releases embrace the movie in Japanese with English subtitles and with the English dub.

The anime movie had bought 1,074,170 copies whole of its Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases in Japan (together with each the restricted and common editions) in solely three days because it debuted on June 16. The primary-week gross sales of the movie’s common editions have surpassed these for the restricted editions of Frozen 2, the earlier file holder for highest first-week DVD and Blu-ray Disc gross sales within the animation class within the Reiwa period (from Could 13, 2019). The DVD model stayed at #1 for 5 weeks, tying the file of 2005’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and 2000’s The Matrix.

Supply: Oricon (hyperlink 2)