After breaking gross revenue records and (as of this writing) spending 12 consecutive weeks at the top of the Japanese box office, Aniplex and Funimation will release Demon Slayer: Mugen Train in North America on April 23, 2021.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime, which will air on Funimation in a subtitled and dubbed version, premiered in 2019 and is based on Koyoharu Gotoge’s manga, which has more than 150 million copies in circulation in Japan. Since bursting onto the scene, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is the thrilling and action-packed story of a young man seeking a cure for his sister, who was transformed into a demon after her family was brutally slaughtered by demons. With a gripping storyline and a visual aesthetic different from that of the ufotable studio, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba offers a glimpse into Japan in the early 1900s, populated by demons and those who swear to kill them.
After the events of the television series, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu and Inosuke embark on a new mission. Together with one of the most powerful swordsmen in the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, they investigate the mysterious disappearance of more than 40 people aboard the Mugen Train.
“We are delighted to bring Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train to theaters in North America,” said Shu Nishimoto, President of Aniplex of America. “The support of fans around the world 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.”
“Demon Slayer’s record box office sales in Japan have elevated the series, and the anime itself, to a new level,” said Colin Decker, CEO of Funimation Global Group. “This is a truly global franchise, and we are honored to be the home and distributor of the film in many territories around the world.”
Since it made its anime debut, Demon Slayer has become a pop culture staple, with various awards and accolades to its name, including Crunchyroll’s “Best Anime of 2019” award. The latest film’s release broke box office records by becoming the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time. Period.
Fans can purchase tickets for the screenings now, while those who cannot attend can wait on June 22, when it will be available on demand on various services:
In addition to theaters, it was also announced that fans will be able to enjoy the film at EST (Electronic Sell-Through) starting June 22, 2021 on Apple TV, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Google Play *, PlayStation Store,
and Amazon. Pre-orders for the film will begin on April 26, 2021 on Apple TV, Microsoft Store, and PlayStation Store.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Now Has a North American Release Date
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train will debut on the big screen in North America on April 23, 2021. Demon Slayer season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.