The Demon Slayer film arrives in theaters this April
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is headed to North American theaters.
Aniplex of America and Funimation have announced that Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is set to hit North American theaters on April 23, 2021, with a digital release set for June 22nd. The film’s theatrical release will include 4DX and IMAX screenings with both an English dub and a subtitled version available. Advance ticket sales begin on April 9th on the Funimation website.
Directed by Haruo Sotozaki, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is a nearly two-hour, R-rated anime film featuring an original story by Koyoharu Gotouge, the creator of the manga. Here’s a brief synopsis for the film:
“Set after the events of the television series, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke embark on a new mission. Together with one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, they investigate the mysterious disappearance of over 40 people aboard the Mugen Train.”
Shu Nishimoto, the president of Aniplex of America, said the following regarding the North American release of Mugen Train:
“We are thrilled to be bringing Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train to theaters in North America. The support from fans worldwide has truly been the driving force behind the series, and we can’t wait for everyone to experience the next chapter in Tanjiro’s journey as a Demon Slayer.”
Funimation Global Group CEO Colin Decker added:
“Demon Slayer’s record-breaking box office sales in Japan have elevated the series—and anime itself— to a new level. It is a truly global-scale franchise, and we’re honored to be the home and distributor of the film in many territories worldwide.”
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