Western audiences have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Demon Slayer movie: Infinity Train. Based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge, the Ufotable project has hit the all-time record at the Japanese box office. That's well over the 38 billion yen Demon Slayer: Infinity Train made at home.

After a few stops in other oriental markets, Demon Slayer: Infinity Train made a bombastic debut in the USA and confirmed itself as a steamroller in front of the western public. Already after the first few days, the Ufotable film proved to be an extraordinary success in its homeland of Hollywood and fought on an equal footing with Mortal Kombat on its first cinema weekend.

In the future, the film will also be available from other services, such as the Playstation Store. A glaring mistake on the part of Sony's service led to the expected leak of the feature film. On the night of Tuesday, April 28th, Demon Slayer Infinity Train has been uploaded to the Playstation Store via PlayStation 4 and was available for a couple of hours just to be removed. This did not prevent the mass downloading of the film, which also ended up on the internet. Demon Slayer: Infinity Train should make its digital debut on June 22, 2021 at the earliest and that means the film leaked two months ahead of schedule, and also during its showing in US cinemas.

At the moment there are no official statements from Funimation while the Playstation Store has offered refunds to anyone who purchased the film at the time of its availability.

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