Date: 2021 August 24 21:43
Posted by Joe
The good folks from anime company Funimation have just sent us details about Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train which will be streaming on Funimation in the UK & Ireland from Monday 30th August 2021.
The TV series caused a massive spike in the manga sales and a movie was the natural progression of the franchise. The movie did rather well in Japan, becoming highest-grossing film ever at the Japanese box office.
In this feature film Tanjiro and the other heroes (plus the annoying Zenitsu) go on an adventure to investigate the death and disappearances on a steam train. Action ensues.
Don't forget Viz will be releasing a complete box set of the original manga on Tuesday 5th October 2021.
Press release as follows:
GLOBAL MOVIE SENSATION
"DEMON SLAYER -KIMETSU NO YAIBA- THE MOVIE: MUGEN TRAIN"
ARRIVES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND ON AUGUST 30,
STREAMING ONLY ON FUNIMATION
Movie to Stream Exclusively on Funimation in the UK & Ireland
London, UK (August 23, 2021) - After slaying theatrical box office records around the globe, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train will stream exclusively on Funimation in the UK & Ireland starting August 30. The film will be available in English dub and subtitled for fans to enjoy.
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is truly a global phenomenon earning over $470 million globally at the box office becoming the #1 film worldwide in 2020 and now fans of the anime can enjoy it exclusively on Funimation.
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 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series, streaming on Funimation both subtitled and dubbed in English, premiered in 2019 and is based on Koyoharu Gotoge's manga, which boasts over 150 million copies in circulation in Japan. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an action-packed, thrilling tale of a young man in search of a cure for his sister, who has been turned into a demon after their family is viciously 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."
"Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has been a runaway success since it opened last year, galvanizing fans and attracting a whole new generation to anime," said Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer for Funimation Global Group. "We know Funimation fans are eager to experience the electrifying story again, and we're thrilled to add it to our service. With the addition of the movie, fans can take a deep dive into the franchise watching the first season of the television series, three special television episodes and now the feature-length film from their homes or on the go. What a tremendous partnership with Aniplex of America, Shueisha, ufotable and, of course, our community of fans."
For more information on Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, visit demonslayer-anime.com and follow the official Facebook and Twitter.
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America, Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex, Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc., and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. The company's ever-growing lineup of shows includes: Sword Art Online, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, KILL la KILL, Gurren Lagann, Monogatari series, Anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, Cells at Work!, The Promised Neverland, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED, and many more. In 2017, the company released the English version of the popular mobile game, Fate/Grand Order.
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