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Record-Breaking 'Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Train' Gets US Release This April

It has seemed like no film was ever going to take Spirited Away's crown as the highest-grossing film in Japanese Box-office history- even subsequent films from Hayao Miyazaki himself have fallen short. Then in 2020, the unlikely candidate that was the first theatrical outing of the Demon Slayer- Kimetsu No Yaiba came and became the new champ. It took more than any other Japanese film in history in the middle of a global pandemic. So, it's a pretty big deal.

Demon Slayer- Kimetsu No Yaiba The Movie: Mugen Train follows on from the events of the 2019 TV series. The series is adapted from the manga by Koyoharu Gotoge which ran serialised in the legendary Shonen Jump and has over 150 million copies in circulation of the collected volumes in Japan alone. The story follows a young man who becomes a Demon Slayer in order to find a cure for his sister, who has been turned into a demon. A second season of the series is set to air later in 2021.

Funimation Films and Aniplex Of America have announced that they will bring the film to cinemas nationwide across the US and Canada on Friday, April 23. There will be screenings in both original language and English-dubbed versions and it will include both 4DX and IMAX screenings. Tickets go on presale from April 9.

The film will also be available to buy digitally through Apple TV, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Google Play, PlayStation Store and Amazon from June 22

Set after the events of the television anime series, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has 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.

The movie is helmed by Haruo Sotozaki, director of the TV series, and animation studio ufotable has also returned from the small-screen version.  Mugen Train has been rated R by the MPAA for "violence and bloody images."

Funimation and Aniplex have released a new US trailer for the film- check it out, below.