Expectations for the Demon Slayer film are sky high, but probably nobody expected such a warm welcome from the Japanese audience. In fact, a few hours ago Ufotable formalized the opening of advance sales for the first weekend in cinemas The major distributors' websites literally crashed.

As soon as the opening hours of the advance booking have come, United cinemas It was announced through a Twitter post that the website would have difficulty fulfilling fan requests due to the number of users connected and asked all viewers to be patient and try again to place the order.

TOHO, one of the largest Japanese distributors, managed to keep the servers online, but one user saw a message in front of them reporting them over 200,000 users in the queue. The websites of AEON Cinema and All Movie Theaters also crashed and went online several times. The three sites ended up in Japanese Twitter trends as numerous viewers continued to ask for purchase information.

The queues for this seem endless and we remind you that due to Covid regulations Ticket sales must stop as soon as the total number of 2.5 million viewers in the theaters is reached. Ufotable hasn't commented on the issue yet, but a few hours ago the team announced that anyone who goes to the cinema will receive a drawing by Koyoharu Gotouge in addition to the first edition of the Rengoku spin-off.

Demon Slayer: Infinity Train will be released in Japanese theaters on October 16, 2020and to the west in 2021. Homura, LiSA's new single that is part of the movie's soundtrack, is now available for listening.

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