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Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train Will Stream On Funimation This Summer


Demon Slayer Kimitsu No Yaiba is on course to be one of the most popular anime and manga franchises in the world right now. With more than 150 million copies of the manga in circulation in Japan alone and a hit anime adaptation from ufotable getting a second season this year, it's more than holding its own against cultural titans like My Hero Academia, One Piece and Dragon Ball. 

But it was with the release of the first original movie in the franchise Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train last year that it really drew the eyes of the world. Blowing all expectations out of the water it took in a record haul, knocking Spirited Away off its perch as all-time box-office King of Japan- a position it had held on to for 19 years. This was even more impressive considering it was during a global pandemic. It actually ended up as the most successful film of 2020 internationally (although cinemas being shuttered in the US and Europe for most of the year had an influence on that).

The film continued its success when Funimation Films and Aniplex brought it to US cinemas this April, earning north of $48 million to date, and has also taken more than £1 million in the UK. Funimation have now announced that fans in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will soon be able to enjoy the film in the comfort of their own homes.

Mugen Train will be available to subscribers of the Funimation Now service in the US and Canada from June 22 and in Australia and New Zealand on June 23. No release date has been announced for the UK and Ireland just yet.

Funimation's official synopsis describes the film:

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is directed by Haruo Sotozaki featuring the original story by Koyoharu Gotoge with screenplay and animation production by studio ufotable. The running time for the film is one hour and 57 minutes and is rated R.  Set after the events of the television 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 film will be available in both subtitled and English dubbed versions. The TV series and two compilation films are also available streaming on Funimation, with the series also currently available on Crunchyroll and Netflix ( both subtitled only). The second season is slated to air later this year.

©Koyoharu Gotoge / SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable