With streaming services crowning as one of the most used tools in the field of entertainment, one might think that the physical format in movies and series is increasingly dead. Nothing is further from reality. At least in Japan, since Kimetsu no Yaiba: Infinity Train (here known as Guardians of the Night: Infinity Train ) is once again sweeping sales in its physical format.
According to Mainichi Shimbun, the release of the physical edition of Kimetsu no Yaiba: Infinity Train sold a total of 804,079 limited edition DVD, Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray discs, which contains exclusive illustrations, a CD with the soundtrack of movie and a DVD with additional extras.
The second day another 173,146 Blu-ray and DVD were sold, while the third day it moved another 96,945 discs, selling a total of 1,074,170 copies in its first three days of sale in Japan. We are not surprised coming from a film that has triumphed at the box office to the point of overtaking Spirited Away as the highest grossing film in Japanese history .
Serving as a bridge between the first and second seasons of the anime adapting one of the arcs of the manga, the Kimetsu no Yaiba film starts with Tanjirô, Nezuko, Zenitsu and Inosuke getting on the Infinity Train because there are numerous cases of disappearances of people in their inside due to the sudden attack by Enmu, a demon recently released from the cells of Muzan Kibutsuji, the demon that transformed Nezuko and slaughtered the entire Tanjirô family. Fortunately, they will not be alone, since Kyojuro Rengoku, Pillar of the Flame of the group of demon hunters, is also inside the train.
With the film released in physical format, fans now have their sights set on Kimetsu no Yaiba season 2, which will premiere in Japan this fall of 2021 .