After eradicating the Japanese box office, the mega-hit movie Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train is set to release in North America on April 23rd, 2021 with both an English subtitled release and an English dub.
What’s that? You never heard about this series before? Well in case you haven’t heard of the series, the short version is that Demon Slayer is a fairly new action anime that exploded on the scene in 2019 and quickly became one of the most popular anime titles of its generation despite only having 24 episodes. As for its mega-hit status, in the five months since the film released, Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train has become the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time. Not just in animation. OF. ALL. TIME.
It grossed over $400 million since its release last October despite releasing in a pandemic, which is kind of amazing when you think about it. The series comes highly recommended from me, your lovely resident weeb, and the movie will adapt a fairly critical arc of the series. In it, our band of demon-slaying samurai is stuck on a train with a demon that manipulates dreams as he devours his victims. Some of our heroes are manipulated by him and eventually need to find a way to shatter his illusions or else they’ll be demon chow like all of the victims before them. It’s some good stuff and leads to an amazing climax, one that will deliver a fantastic action scene if done properly.
While it will be a limited release in theaters, Funimation also announced when it will release digitally just in case you’re still hesitant about going to a movie theater. The film will release on most digital platforms on June 22, 2021 in case you want to go that route. No matter the method, this release is definitely going to continue the film’s domination of the box office.