After yet another masterpiece, fans of the Demon Slayer series may be curious as to what the budget for season 2 of the anime is at Ufotable.
Another week, another masterclass in animation from the team behind Demon Slayer.
In what was, essentially, a movie-level quality episode, fans were astonished by both the voice acting and directing for “Never Give Up”…However, it was the animation itself that truly stole the show.
Expertly crafted fight sequences and large-scale destruction, dominated the most-recent episode, leading fans to wonder what the budget for Demon Slayer season 2 is?
Following yet another beautifully-animated episode this week, fans around the world are speculating on the total budget for season 2 of the anime.
According to reports online from the likes of Fandom Wire and Anime Galaxy Official, the average budget for individual episodes of Demon Slayer cost around US $80,000 – $90,000 (¥9-10 million) to produce.
This number has been repeatedly sourced for Demon Slayer’s first anime season, but the overall budget on production has never been publicly stated by Ufotable, the production company behind the series.
However, considering the masterful quality of the recent episodes, we would expect Ufotable to have increased the budget on individual episodes compared to the first season.With a 11-episode run, this would put an approximate budget for season 2 in the $1 million – $1.5 million range.
This is especially the case considering that the majority of episodes from season 2 have included long-winded fight sequences and large-scale destruction, whereas season 1 heavily-featured character dialogue until the latter stages.
Fans should also note that the first arc from Demon Slayer season 2 included a re-adaptation of the Mugen Train movie.
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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was the highest-grossing movie of 2020, earning a record $503 million at the global box office.
Incredibly, the budget for the anime movie has been labelled by The Numbers at $15.75 million, which means the film made over 31 times the original budget!
Mugen Train premiered in Japanese theatres on October 16th, 2020, releasing in cinemas outside Japan through until April 2021.
Now, almost 16 months later, the movie is the highest-grossing movie highest-grossing film in Japanese box office history.
The movie then became to stream internationally on June 22nd, 2021.
Legit the best episode of demon slayer.. Ufotable put a lot budget in this… Showed the full power of the trio and uzui… And this scene is my personal favorite 🔥 pic.twitter.com/lPbYBMNGgj
The cost of producing an episode of any anime series has been steadily rising over the past few decades, barring to the improvements in resources, technology and production teams working on projects.
The popular YouTuber ‘Shadow Realm’ uploaded a video in later-2021 ranking the cost for individual episodes of the biggest anime shows:
The rankings detailed that the likes of Demon Slayer, Pokemon and One-Punch Man sat at around $80,000 per episode, with that number rising to around $100,000 for One Piece and Naruto.
Black Clover reportedly cost $140,000 to make individual episodes, with Jujutsu Kaisen at $150,000 and Attack on Titan at $160,000.
The YouTuber claims that the biggest-budget anime series for individual episodes are Sword Art Online at $300,000, Fate/Zero with $320,000 and Death Note – which cost a staggering $1 million to make!
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