For the past year and a half, the South Korean people have launched a campaign of sabotage against all Japanese products, especially products in the entertainment sector. Most of the problems have political and cultural roots, but strangely enough It seems that with the release of the Demon Slayer film, everything was overridden.
According to initial data, 42% of Koreans who went to the cinema on Wednesday January 27th bought a ticket for Demon Slayer: Infinity Train. In relation to, It's almost like every second viewer has seen the Ufotable film, a completely unexpected event that - as you can see in the article above - It even got the first Japanese broadcaster to talk about it on today's news.
Additionally, Jujutsu Kaisen received harsh criticism in South Korea yesterday, another episode that suggested a box office flop. On Naver, The anime is currently rated at a whopping 9.69 / 10 by criticsand with 9.44 / 10 from the public. The first day it was confirmed that at least 66,000 tickets were sold, a number that will most likely pale compared to the first weekend.
Demon Slayer: Infinity Train will also arrive in Italy in the course of 2021, and a possible Oscar nomination cannot currently be ruled out. The Ufotable anime is expected to have a second season in the course of 2022.