The prospect to purchase some popcorn in a Nezuko-shaped bucket was sufficient to encourage a crowd of Demon Slayer followers to line-up for 5 hours or extra.
As reported by Sora News 24, followers of Koyoharu Gotouge’s standard shonen manga collection lined up, outdoors and within the rain for a number of hours, simply to get their fingers on a piece of unique Demon Slayer merchandise. The collectible popcorn bucket is molded within the type of Nezuko, rising from the crate the place she sleeps. Within the collection, Nezuko is collection protagonist Tanjiro’s youthful sister, who lives via the brutal demon assault that kills the remainder of their household. Whereas she survives the preliminary assault, her physique has begun the method of remodeling right into a demon, so she should put on a bamboo muzzle to curb her new urges to chew into people, and should sleep in a wood crate to guard herself from daylight, which now causes her pores and skin to burn. The bucket comes pre-filled with some honey-plum flavored popcorn and retails for 3,700 yen, or roughly $35.
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This specific piece of merch is simply out there at Common Studios Japan, which is situated in Osaka. Whereas the theme park restocks the popcorn buckets on a regular basis, they shortly promote out, and lots of the buckets have reappeared on on-line public sale websites corresponding to eBay and Mercari for double and even triple their authentic value. Demand is so excessive for the Nezuko-shaped container that Japanese followers have begun standing in hours-long traces only for their likelihood to purchase one, with many followers having to go house empty handed every day after the buckets promote out.
The Nezuko bucket is only one of a number of Demon Slayer-themed sights at Common Studios Japan. A VR-experience and curler coaster themed after the Shonen Leap collection opened on the park on Sept. 17. The theme park additionally opened its newest main growth, Tremendous Nintendo World, earlier this yr. That new part of the studio options rides and different sights themed after Tremendous Mario Bros. and different online game franchises from Nintendo. Common Studios can also be planning on opening an American model of the Nintendo space in its Orlando park, however the firm has not introduced any plans to import its Demon Slayer sights.
Whereas Demon Slayer followers could not be capable to go to the theme park or get a Nezuko bucket for themselves, they will nonetheless stay up for the second season of the anime, which remains to be scheduled to premiere someday earlier than the tip of 2021. The brand new season will adapt the extremely regarded Leisure District arc from Gotouge’s authentic manga, which sees Tanjiro teaming up with the Sound Hashira to research a collection of presumably demon-related disappearances in a serious metropolis. American distributor Funimation may also display the collection first film, the record-breaking Mugen Prepare, at this yr’s New York Comedian-Con.
Supply: Sora News 24, Twitter