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An animated movie based on the blockbuster “Demon Slayer” manga series has broken box-office records in Japan as the first film ever to rake in over ¥10 billion within 10 days of opening, its distributors said Monday.

The movie, a sequel to an anime television series that aired last year, has generated box-office sales of over ¥10.75 billion at 403 theaters, drawing 7.98 million viewers from its Oct. 16 premiere through Sunday, according to co-distributors Aniplex Inc. and Toho Co.

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