Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train
|Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train|
Theatrical release poster
|Hepburn||Gekijō-ban "Kimetsu no Yaiba" Mugen Ressha-hen|
|Directed by||Haruo Sotozaki|
|Based on||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba|
by Koyoharu Gotōge
|Music by||Yuki Kajiura|
|Edited by||Manabu Kamino|
|Animation by||Akira Matsushima|
|Box office||$102.5 million|
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (Japanese: 劇場版「鬼滅の刃」 無限列車編, Hepburn: Gekijō-ban "Kimetsu no Yaiba" Mugen Ressha-hen) is a 2020 Japanese anime film based on the manga Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotōge. The film, which is a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series, is directed by Haruo Sotozaki and produced by Ufotable. The main Japanese and English casts of the anime series also returned to reprise their roles. The film was released on October 16, 2020 in Japan.
Tanjiro Kamado and his friends from the Demon Slayer corps accompany Kyōjurō Rengoku, the Flame Hashira, to investigate a mysterious series of disappearances occurring inside a train. Little do they know that Enmu, the last of the Lower Moons of the Twelve Kizuki, is also on board and has prepared a trap for them.
|Tanjiro Kamado||Natsuki Hanae||Zach Aguilar|
|Nezuko Kamado||Akari Kitō||Abby Trott|
|Zenitsu Agatsuma||Hiro Shimono||Aleks Le|
|Inosuke Hashibira||Yoshitsugu Matsuoka||Bryce Papenbrook|
|Kyōjurō Rengoku||Satoshi Hino||Mark Whitten|
|Enmu||Daisuke Hirakawa||Landon McDonald|
|Shinjuro Rengoku||Rikiya Koyama||TBA|
|Ruka Rengoku||Megumi Toyoguchi||TBA|
|Senjuro Rengoku||Junya Enoki||TBA|
On September 28, 2019, immediately following the airing of episode 26, an anime film titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (鬼滅の刃 無限列車編, Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen) was announced, with the staff and cast reprising their roles. On April 10, 2020, it was announced that the film will be released theatrically in Japan on October 16, 2020. The film will be distributed in Japan by Aniplex and Toho. LiSA performed the film's theme song, titled "Homura" (炎, Flame).
On September 18, 2020, it was announced that Japanese theatergoers will receive a copy of "Rengoku Volume 0", a special manga from the series author Koyoharu Gotouge featuring the first mission of character Kyōjurō Rengoku. It will be limited to 4.5 million copies.
On its opening weekend, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train grossed over $44 million in Japan. It was the best 3-day opening in Japanese theaters and the top grossing film worldwide for the weekend despite several safety measures adopted due to the COVID-19 pandemic such as spaced seating limiting admissions to about half of normal capacity or a ban on food and drinks in sessions with full capacity.
After 10 days, it managed to break the $100 million barrier, grossing over $102.5 million in Japan.
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- Official website (in Japanese)
- Official website (in English)
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train at Anime News Network's encyclopedia