This happens to be a HUGE weekend for followers of prestige television. Succession, Barry, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are ALL premiering their series finales at the same time. The streamers are gonna need some new buzzworthy shows when all this is through! Too bad they’d have to actually pay their writers for that to happen. There may not be any good American TV produced for a while. Guess there’s always anime.
Aniplex of America and Crunchyroll are teaming up again to bring Tanjiro’s newest adventures to the big screen. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- is the title of a new feature film that will be released in US theaters soon. Your first question might be, “Is there really another Demon Slayer movie so soon?” Yes and no. It’s complicated.
Sword Smith Village Arc is the next Demon Slayer Anime chapter. Season 2 is composed of the extended version of the Mugen Train and the Entertainment district arc. Koyoharu Gotouge will be making more money. The trailer for the Swordsmith Village Arc is finally released. Tanjiro Kamado will continue his quest to find the cure for his Sister Nezuko by becoming a demon slayer.
The trailer that Funimation provided below weirdly doesn’t have any clips from the upcoming episodes of the show. Presumably they would be animated in their entirety by now (unless they’re really working overtime) but all this really is…is a chop-up of the promotional artwork. In fact it’s the same trailer they sent us six months ago when US distribution was officially announced. But all you really need to know is that within the Entertainment District, Tanjiro will have to contend with a new demon named Daki.
Funimation has revealed what they plan to release on home video formats through the rest of 2021.
Now you can not only watch and read Demon Slayer, you can play it too. Sega introduces The Hinokami Chronicles, a one-on-one fighter that will let you take your favorite characters from the first season of the show and kick them around.
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.
In what has to be the least surprising anime news of the year, Funimation announced today another season of Demon Slayer is on the way — and that they would be the ones to distribute the episodes in North America. The new season will take place after the events of the Mugen Train movie, which encapsulated a whole arc of the manga into one film. The arc that followed the Mugen Train story, Entertainment District, will be the focus.
The feature film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train made a mint in the US, and under pandemic conditions. That means Demon Slayer is an undeniable hit, and we should be getting more products based around the series localized here. The newest Demon Slayer game, which is called Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles overseas, has been confirmed by Sega to be getting a release in Western countries. We assume the title will be shortened to Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles when it shows up here.
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.