Anime has come a long way over the decades, and the media has spread so much that anime movies can score colossal box office collections nowadays.
The movie that was considered to be the highest-grossing of all time was the One Piece Red, released back in 2022. The fans of the series were quite delighted, and it was hyped up at that time. However, after ruling the top for so long, the top position for the highest-grossing anime movie has been snatched away from One Piece Red.
How successful was the movie One Piece Red?
One Piece Red scored a massive $246.6 million in the global box office. This film remained grounded to the original vibes of the series while contributing to the storyline which made people adore this movie worldwide. Even among other films from the One Piece franchise, this movie broke their records and accumulated some amazing digits.
Which is the highest-grossing anime film at the moment?
Spirited Away from Studio Ghibli was the highest-grossing movie for the past 17 years. However, with the arrival of Demon Slayer Mugen Train in 2020, the top spot was quickly snatched away from the Ghibli classic. Mugen Train overtook several movies that year, like Bad Boys for Life, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which is a fantastic feat in itself. Collecting over $507 million, the anime community will have to wait a long time before another movie breaks this tremendous record.
What is Demon Slayer Mugen Train about?
Mugen Train is the first movie from Demon Slayer, which traces through the manga chapters 54 to 66, making it official canon. Animated by Ufotable, the movie’s visual appeal, and the action sequences were out of the world beautiful.
This movie was the onset of the events of Demon Slayer Season 2. The first season of the anime ends with Tanjiro and his friends arriving at the train station. Events after that have been shown in Mugen Train as Tanjiro and his group face two of Muzan Kibutsuji’s demons. Until season 1, there wasn’t any scene where the entire strengths of the mighty Hashiras were portrayed till this movie, where Kyojuro Rengoku left fans in awe with his immense power and soothing confidence. The movie shows the entire story of how Tanjiro and Rengoku stopped the evil plot of the Demons.