The movie sequel to the first installment of the worldwide famous Demon slayer, “Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train” is now the highest-grossing movie in Japan surpassing Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. The franchise has grown immensely popular both in Japan and the rest of the world. A Twitter announcement on Tuesday has confirmed the release date of the movie in the U.S.
Mugen Train will be premiered in theatres on the 23rd of April and digitally via EST on June 22nd. It will have both the English dub and the subtitled version. The tickets will go on sale from April 9 with pre-orders for the digital version starting on April 26.
Funimation CEO Colin Decker has said in a statement, “It is truly a global-scale franchise, and we’re honored to be the home and distributor of the film in many territories worldwide”. While Aniplex’s president Shu Nishimoto has added, “We are thrilled to be bringing Demon Slayer- The Movie: Mugen Train to theatres in North America”.
The studio, Ufotable has adapted an entire arc (7th arc) from the manga involving Tanjiro and his gang boarding infinity train assisting Kyojuro Rengoku (Flame Hashira) in order to hunt down a demon there into a 2-hour-long movie.