Animated ‘Demon Slayer’ strikes chord with pandemic Japan

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TOKYO (AP) – The demons are everywhere, sometimes spreading like purple slime, lurking, killing. The terrifying plight depicted in the swashbuckling animated film, “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train,” has struck a chord with pandemic-era Japan, and possibly with the world.

“Demon Slayer” has become the …