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NEWS: Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc Anime Opens at #1 in Mexico

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 9:49 am Reply with quote
Great News! and with a much smaller number of screens than the other films that were part of the top, (Scream 6 opened with more than 2000 screens).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 11:03 am Reply with quote
This is very cool. Kind of funny that the film opened in more theatres in Mexico than it did in Japan.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 11:09 am Reply with quote
I'm not surprised, Kimetsu no Yaiba has become a big hit in Latin America, I live there and I've seen many people with merchandise of the series like shirts (weirdly enough, I've seen children wearing them despite the show's violent content), most of the merchandise is not official but still, I'd say it's one of those shows that achieved mainstream success in the region like Dragon Ball and Attack on Titan.
When the movie premiered in Mexico Natsuki Hanae, Tanjiro's seiyuu, was invited to the premiere and he met the Neutral Spanish dub cast, including Iván Bastidas, Tanjiro's dub voice actor. Interestingly, Iván has dubbed other characters originally voiced by Hanae such as Rōma Kamogawa in Goodbye, Don Glees! and Beam in Chainsaw Man, while Uraz Huerta, who voices Inosuke, voiced Shinpei Ajiro (also voiced by Hanae) in Summer Time Rendering and Marc Winslow, who voices Tomioka and is also the ADR director, voiced Hajime Kokonoi in Tokyo Revengers (again, voiced by Hanae).
It was nice to see all the fans in the premiere, they even gave Natsuki a Dr. Simi plush dressed as Tanjiro as a gift (for those who don't know Dr. Simi is the mascot of a chain of pharmacies and it became popular to gave its plush as a gift to celebrities who visit the country)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 8:48 pm Reply with quote
A couple of my friends went to see it.

In their words "We felt scammed", its 3 episodes stitched together with intro and ending and no link between whatsoever, or so they said.
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