Funimation has revealed what they plan to release on home video formats through the rest of 2021.
demon slayer: mugen train
Did you somehow miss seeing Demon Slayer: Mugen Train despite the 10,000 articles we wrote about it during its release cycle? If so, we have good, but rather unexpected, news: the movie is not only part of the show, it will be made so literally. Funimation announced this weekend Mugen Train will be carved up into seven episodes, which will then be shown one week at a time starting October 10. So if you haven’t seen it. it’s new to you! (Zoomers will not get this reference to vintage Seinfeld promotional advertising)
The train doesn’t stop: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has traveled from theaters to the Funimation app and soon it will arrive on physical disc. A release date for the Blu-Ray version of the movie was announced today.
When Demon Slayer: Mugen Train opened in theaters last April, no one knew what to expect. The pandemic and a movie industry just beginning to recover meant the box office estimates for this movie could not be predicted, even though it raked in over 300 million dollars in Japan.
When Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train — better known as Demon Slayer: Mugen Train or just Demon Slayer: The Movie — opened in Japan last October, it raked in massive amounts of cash. It was the first movie in Japanese history to make over $100 million in just 10 days, and wound up earning over $300 million. The big question was how it would do overseas — historically, though they have an audience, anime films haven’t taken in a noticeable amount of money…until recently.
On May 4 Disney+ will premiere the first episode of The Bad Batch, an entire series based on an episode from The Clone Wars’ final season. I’ve never seen the episode, so I have no idea why the Batch is Bad. Watching the episode would only create confusion of another kind, as Clone Wars is episodic and I wouldn’t know what ELSE is going on. There’s no time to watch every single episode of Clone Wars before The Bad Batch premieres. If only there was some kind of easily digestible, edited quickie special that could bring me up to speed.
Attention, all those who have been waiting for the US release of Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train…today is the day the tickets go on sale, so grab ’em before they’re gone! Aniplex and Funimation have entered a deal to screen the film around the country later this month. It opens here two weeks from now.
The Demon Slayer movie was a huge hit in its home country, bu it’s taken months to hear word of a Stateside release. The silence was broken this week…Aniplex and Funimation have entered a deal to screen the film around the country next month and in Canada at the same time. The full title is Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, but in most cases it’s just shortened to Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.