Tickets for the upcoming Demon Slayer movie, Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha, went on sale on the 13th of this month. The movie comes out today and is already making history, but not in the way you might think.

TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku has scheduled an unprecedented 42 screenings of the film on it’s opening day. Out of the 12 screens located inside the theatre, 11 will be premiering Demon Slayer. Screenings will begin from 7 a.m. and will end with the last screening starting from 2:50 a.m. the next morning. An additional 41 screenings are scheduled for Saturday as well. 

The Demon Slayer movie opened on October 16th in Japan. Image sourced from https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/.

The sheer number of screenings soon became trending on Twitter with words such as “TOHO”, “Demon ticket”, and “movie theatre site.” Many people commented on the extremeness of the schedule, with some joking that the schedule is actually busier than the train schedule in rural towns. 

The movie is based on the hit manga series, Kimetsu no Yaiba, which currently has over one hundred million copies in circulation.