The opportunity to buy popcorn at a Nezuko Kamado box, was enough to motivate a crowd of fans of Demon Slayer to line up for five hours or more in Japan.
As reported by Sora News 24, fans of the popular shonen manga series from Koyoharu Gotouge lined up, outside and in the rain for several hours, only to get their hands on a piece of exclusive merchandise from Kimetsu no Yaiba.
The collectible popcorn box is molded into the shape of a Nezuko, emerging from the box where he sleeps. The Truth News It reminds you that Kimetsu no Yaiba already has a trailer for its new attraction at Universal Studios Japan.
Long lines to buy Nezuko’s box of popcorn
This exclusive product comes preloaded with honey and plum flavored popcorn. It sells for 3,700 yen, or roughly $ 35 USD. Twitter user @ hatsukoi8251 shared a photo with the long lines at Universal Studios Japan, located in the city of Osaka.
While the theme park restocks the popcorn every day, Nezuko’s boxes sell out quickly and many of them have reappeared at locations. online auctions like eBay and Mercari for double and even triple its original price.
Demand is so high for the Nezuko-shaped container, that Japanese fans have started lining up for hours just for a chance to buy one, and many fans have to go home empty-handed every day after. that run out.
Demon Slayer en Universal Studios Japan
Nezuko’s box is just one of several Demon Slayer-themed attractions at Universal Studios Japan. A virtual reality experience and a roller coaster with the theme of the series opening Shonen Jump in the park on September 17.
The theme park also opened its latest major expansion, Super Nintendo World, at the beginning of this year. That new section of the studio features rides and other attractions inspired by Super Mario Bros and other Nintendo video game franchises.
Universal Studios also plans to open a US version of the Nintendo area in its Orlando park, but the company has not announced any plans to import its Demon Slayer attractions.
While Kimetsu no Yaiba fans may not be able to visit the theme park or get a box of Nezuko for themselves, they can still look forward to season 2 of the anime, which is still scheduled to premiere sometime in 2021. We remind you that Funimation and Crunchyroll stream Demon Slayer anime.
What are Nezuko and Tanjiro?
In the series, Nezuko is the younger sister of the protagonist of the series, Tanjiro Kamado, who lives the brutal demonic attack that kills the rest of his family. While surviving the initial attack, his body has begun the process of transforming into a demon, so he must bite down on a piece of bamboo to avoid attacking humans.
On the other hand, Demon Slayer season 2 will be based on the Entertainment District Arc. An arc from the original Gotouge manga, in which Tanjiro teams up with Sound Hashira to investigate a series of possibly demon-related disappearances in a major city.