Sequel to ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ tops M’sian box office

ANIME blockbuster Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) the Movie: Mugen Train has topped local box office, raking in RM1.5mil after three days of showing in 28 cinemas nationwide, reported China Press.

This was despite the reduced capacity in the cinemas due to the standard operating procedure set by the National Security Council for their reopening.

Directed by Haruo Sotozaki, the film is a sequel to Kimetsu no Yaiba, a popular 2019 anime series.

It was reported that the film dethroned Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (2001) to become Japan’s highest-grossing movie.

The other top two movies were also animated films – Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, followed by Stand by Me Doraemon 2.

> China Press reported that the much anticipated sequel to Hong Kong director Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle would not be released in 2022 as rumoured.

This came after a message claiming to have the release date for the movie, which Chow would direct and star, went viral on the Internet.

One of Chow’s employees later confirmed that the viral message was only a rumour.

The original movie was a huge hit and fans had speculated that Chow, who is now focused on directing movies would want to act again to pay tribute to his recently deceased frequent co-star Ng Man Tat.

> A Form Five student who threw his books into a river after sitting for his last SPM paper had gotten the attention of the Department of Environment, reported Sin Chew Daily.

The Environment and Water Ministry posted a statement on its Facebook page asking the help of netizens to identify the teenager and “invite” him to be come a member of Friends of Rivers Malaysia.

“With education and the community’s support, we hope that more people are aware of the importance of the cleanliness of our rivers.”

The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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