Demon Slayer Season 4 just crossed a massive box office milestone

Anthony McGlynn
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Demon Slayer Season 4 has premiered in Japan, and unsurprisingly, the new episodes have already started garnering a massive reception.

Demon Slayer is no stranger to setting records. After all, the franchise spawned what is still the highest-grossing movie in Japan, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train. The anime film managed to make ¥40,430,000,000 in Japan, grossing over $500 million worldwide.

It’s no surprise, then, that the premiere of Demon Slayer’s fourth season, known as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training-, crossed a Japanese box office milestone in short order.

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Demon Slayer Season 4 tops Japenese box office

The Demon Slayer Season 4 premiere made over ¥1 billion in just over one week in Japanese theatres. The feature, a combination of the Season 3 finale and Season 4 opening, opened in screens there on February 2.

Though a far cry from the success of Mugen Train, that’s still an impressive taking for a makeshift theatrical rollout. Mugen Train got the full cinematic rollout, whereas this is really for fans who absolutely cannot wait to see Demon Slayer on the small screen.

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You can see that reflected in how this film ranks in the Japanese box office overall. It’s in second place to Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM, which is setting records of its own by becoming the highest-grossing movie in the Gundam franchise.

They’re joined by another big screen venture for an ongoing show, in Spy × Family Code: White. After opening in December, the film continues to hold steady in the Japanese top ten at sixth place. As much bodes well for the international release, due to arrive on April 19, 2024.

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That said, Hashira Training is getting more showings in Japan, and the international release is coming soon as well. Fans in Britain and North America can see the picture in cinemas on February 23.

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Anthony is the Senior Anime Writer at Dexerto. He has over a decade's experience covering games and pop culture for outlets such as Variety, IGN, Den of Geek, PCGamesN, PCGamer, The Digital Fix, and many more. He loves horror, sci-fi, heavy metal, Studio Ghibli, and The Muppets. He enjoys pro wrestling too, but don't hold that against him. You can find him at: anthony.mcglynn@dexerto.com