Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train
Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Ressha Hen Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Japanese劇場版「鬼滅の刃」 無限列車編
HepburnGekijō-ban "Kimetsu no Yaiba" Mugen Ressha-hen
Directed byHaruo Sotozaki
Written byUfotable
Based onDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
by Koyoharu Gotōge
Music byYuki Kajiura
Go Shiina
CinematographyYuichi Terao
Edited byManabu Kamino
Animation byAkira Matsushima
Production
company
Distributed byToho
Aniplex
Release date
‹See TfM›
  • October 16, 2020 (2020-10-16)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
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.[1] 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.[2] The film was released on October 16, 2020 in Japan.[1]

Plot[edit]

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.

Voice cast[edit]

Character Japanese English
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
Akaza Akira Ishida TBA
Shinjuro Rengoku Rikiya Koyama TBA
Ruka Rengoku Megumi Toyoguchi TBA
Senjuro Rengoku Junya Enoki TBA

Production[edit]

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.[3] On April 10, 2020, it was announced that the film will be released theatrically in Japan on October 16, 2020.[4] The film will be distributed in Japan by Aniplex and Toho.[5] LiSA performed the film's theme song, titled "Homura" (, Flame).[6][7]

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.[8]

Aniplex of America has licensed the film, and will release the film theatrically in North America in cooperation with Funimation Films in 2021.[9]

Reception[edit]

Box Office[edit]

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.[10]

After 10 days, it managed to break the $100 million barrier, grossing over $102.5 million in Japan.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sotozaki, Haruo (2020-10-16), Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen (Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Natsuki Hanae, Hiro Shimono, Satoshi Hino, Aniplex, Ufotable, retrieved 2020-10-19
  2. ^ Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train (2020) - IMDb, retrieved 2020-10-19
  3. ^ Loo, Egan (September 28, 2019). "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Gets Sequel Film". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Frye, Patrick (April 10, 2020). "Demon Slayer movie release date confirmed for fall 2020 by Kimetsu no Yaiba Infinity Train trailer". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (April 10, 2020). "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Film Opens on October 16". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  6. ^ "LiSA、劇場版「鬼滅の刃」無限列車編 主題歌アーティストに決定☆" (in Japanese). Sacra Music. August 2, 2020. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  7. ^ Loo, Egan (August 2, 2020). "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Film's New Trailer Previews LiSA's New Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  8. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (September 18, 2020). "Demon Slayer Film's Theatergoers in Japan to Get Manga Volume as Bonus". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  9. ^ Antonio Pineda, Rafael (July 4, 2020). "Funimation, Aniplex Screen Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Film in N. American Theaters". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  10. ^ Shilling, Mark (October 19, 2020). "'Demon Slayer' Kills With $44 Million Japan Box Office Weekend". Variety. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  11. ^ "Tentative link". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-10-26.

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