A film adaptation of the hit manga and anime series, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, had a smash it opening in Japan – Having launched on the 16th of October to break records over the course of its three day opening weekend.
More specifically, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train beat out the previous record holder, Frozen 2 – which pulled in $ 16 million on its Japan debut, by taking in a bar setting $44 million dollars.
The Demon Slayer series is a creative work by Koyoharu Gotōge, with a manga series that has been published in Weekly Shōnen since 2016 under the title Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. This was followed by the release of an equally successful animated series by the same name.
What’s It All About?
The series follows the life of the main character Tanjiro Kamado in a demon infested world, with many many aspects borrowing from culture of the Taishō period in Japanese history.
Having lost their parents to demons, Tanjiro and his sister – who also happens to be a demon – win the favor of a demon slayer named Giyū Tomioka, thus beginning Tanjiro’s journey to becoming a demon slayer. A journey not without its own twists, as Tanjiro is given a black sword – a bad omen – upon surviving initiation into the demon slayer corps.
Battling demon after demon trying to aquire the blood of the Twelve Kizuki (the demon leader’s twelve most powerful demons) to try to undo the demonization process – an idea he learned from Tamayo, an odd demon who is on the good side. Tanjiro later finds himself on the wrong side of other demon slayers and has to have the Grand Master of the demon slayers save him from execution (sorry for the spoiler).
What Can We Expect From The Movie?
Seeing as the movie adaptation of Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba, dubbed Mugen Train, has only launched for the Japanese market at this point, one can only speculate on what the movie has in store for viewers.
Essentially, the Mugen Train movie should be continued right from where the end of season 1 left us. Based on the information currently available to us who aren’t in Japan, Tanjiro and his companions Zenitsu, and his sister Nezuko are tasked with helping a high ranking demon slayer, Rengoku, as he investigates anomalous reports.
It promises to be an enthralling watch as hinted by the trailer that was released in April this year. It teases about how Tanjiro and all have to the bottom of 40 strange disappearances and the deaths of several other demon slayers who met their ends investigating the same mystery.
How Much Longer Do We Have To Wait?
As far as the western release is concerned, the best information sets point towards late 2020 to early 2021 release for the English language markets. With Aniplex America having licenced the film and GSC cinemas having hinted towards screening as early as the 5th of December, one only needs to hold on a little bit longer.