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A blockbuster animated movie based on the popular “Demon Slayer” manga series became the first movie in Japan to top ¥40 billion in box-office revenue, reaching ¥40.01 billion, its distributors said Monday.

“Demon Slayer — Kimetsu No Yaiba — The Movie: Mugen Train” became the highest grossing film in Japan’s box-office history on Dec. 26, 72 days after it was released in October, raking in ¥32.12 billion and surpassing Oscar-winning anime creator Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away,” which earned ¥31.68 billion.

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