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Japan anime movie 'Demon Slayer' lands in US cinemas

Record-breaking film moves Florida fans: 'I cried so much,' one says

The Demon Slayer film, based on a popular manga and TV anime series, has grossed over $350 million at theaters in Japan, despite COVID-19 restrictions.    © Koyoharu Gotoge/Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable

CORAL GABLES, U.S. (Reuters) -- The record-breaking Japanese anime film "Demon Slayer: Mugen Train" carried over its box-office buzz to the United States on Friday, captivating Florida fans in its first screening.

The Demon Slayer film, based on a popular manga and TV anime series, has grossed over $350 million at theaters in Japan, despite COVID-19 restrictions, surpassing Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winner "Spirited Away" in just over two months to become the most successful Japanese anime of all time.

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