Culver City, Calif. (June 16, 2021) – After breaking worldwide box office records to become the No. 2 anime of all time in U.S. box office history, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No. Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train will premiere exclusively on Funimation in the US and Canada (from June 22) and Australia and New Zealand (from June 23 AEST). The film will be available in English dubbing and with subtitles for the enjoyment of fans. The announcement was made tonight during a Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba party on TikTok.
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is truly a global phenomenon that grosses over $ 475 million worldwide at the box office, becoming the # 1 movie in the world in 2020, the first non-Hollywood film and not American to achieve this goal. The film debuted in the US and Canada on April 23, reaching No. 1 at the box office in the second week of release, earning over $ 48 million to date.
“Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has been a runaway success since opening last year, galvanizing fans and attracting a whole new generation to the anime,” said Asa Suehira, Head of Content for Funimation Global Group. “We know Funimation fans can’t wait to relive this electrifying story, and we are delighted to add it to our service. With the addition of the film, fans can immerse themselves in the franchise by watching the first season of the television series, three special television episodes, and now the feature film from home or on the go. What a great partnership with Aniplex of America, Shueisha, ufotable and of course our fan community. “
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is directed by Haruo Sotozaki with the original story of Koyoharu Gotoge with script and animation production by ufotable studio. The film runs for one hour and 57 minutes and is rated R. Taking place after the events of the TV series, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train to Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu and Inosuke embark on a new mission. Together with one of the Demon Slayer Corps’ most powerful swordsmen, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, they investigate the mysterious disappearance of more than 40 people aboard the Mugen train.
The animated series The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, broadcast on Funimation both subtitled and dubbed in English, Spanish and Portuguese, premiered in 2019 and is based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotoge, which has over 150 million copies in circulation in Japan. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a gripping, action-packed story of a young man searching for a cure for his sister, who was turned into a demon after their family was brutally slaughtered by demons. Fans can catch up on the entire series with the three-part TV specials, “Sibling’s Bond”, “Mt. Natagumo Arc” and “The Hashira Meeting Arc” on Funimation.
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Merchandise for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is available now in the Three If By Space store. Including new pre-order Funko figures, collectible enamel pins and more.