Record-shattering ‘Demon Slayer’ enthralls movie fans in US
CORAL GABLES (US) – “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train”, the record-shattering Japanese anime movie, enthralled Florida fans in the US during its debut screening on Friday.
The flick, which is based on a popular manga and TV anime series, has raked in more than $350 million at theatres in Japan in spite of the pandemic curbs and it has overtaken Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winner “Spirited Away” in just over two months. It has earned the distinction of being the most successful anime movie in Japan of all times.
“It exceeded my expectations. I cried so much,” said 20-year-old Miami resident Alex Acosta. “The animation was so good. It was a great storyline, for sure. I loved it,” she said.
The movie is all about a boy named Tanjiro Kamado, who sets out to avenge his family after they were slain by on the Mugen (“Infinity”) Train with his comrades.
Another overwhelmed fan was Carlos Brenes, 19, of Miami who watched it at the Landmark Theatres in Coral Gables.
“It’s such a captivating story and everything about it just clicked with me emotionally, and I was super-invested all the way through,” he said.
Siblings Daniel, Javier and Luis Marmolejo believe the movie should be up for Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards.
“They should win because the movie is amazing,” Luis said.