On April 23, Aniplex of America and Funimation will release the hit anime feature in North American cinemas, including 4DX and IMAX; available on digital June 22.
After breaking Asia-Pacific box office records, the action-packed anime adventure Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is being released in theatres nationwide in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, April 23 - including 4DX and on IMAX screens, courtesy of Aniplex of America and Funimation. The film will be available in both English dub as well as subtitled. Tickets go on sale April 9 at Funimation.
Fans can enjoy the film on EST (Electronic Sell-Through) beginning June 22, 2021 on Apple TV, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Google Play, PlayStation Store, and Amazon. Pre-orders for the film start April 26, 2021 on those platforms.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series, based on Koyoharu Gotoge's manga, debuted in 2019. It’s an action-packed tale of a young man in search of a cure for his sister, who has been turned into a demon after their family was viciously slaughtered by demons. With a captivating story and distinct visual aesthetics, the series offers a glimpse into a mythical Japan in the early 1900s that is inhabited by demons and those that vow to slay them. The popular series streams on Funimation in both subtitled and dubbed versions.
The movie, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, is set after the events of the television series. 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.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train to theatres in North America,” commented Aniplex of America president Shu Nishimoto. “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.”
“Demon Slayer’s record-breaking box office sales in Japan have elevated the series—and anime itself— to a new level,” remarked Funimation Global Group CEO Colin Decker. “It is a truly global-scale franchise, and we’re honored to be the home and distributor of the film in many territories worldwide.”
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train opened in Japan on October 16, 2020 and is now the highest grossing anime and Japanese film (animated or live-action) of all time. The film opened on 403 screens (including 38 IMAX theaters) and achieved over $100 million at the box offices in Japan after only 10 days. It is also the most successful IMAX release of all time in the market. The film opened at #1 in Australia and New Zealand last month.
The film is directed by Haruo Sotozaki, featuring the original story by Koyoharu Gotoge (JUMP COMICS/SHUEISHA), with screenplay and animation production by studio ufotable. The film is rated R; run time is one hour and 57 minutes.