GLOBAL MOVIE SENSATION “DEMON SLAYER -KIMETSU NO YAIBA- THE MOVIE: MUGEN TRAIN” ARRIVES ON JUNE 22, STREAMING ONLY ON FUNIMATION
After slaying theatrical box office records around the globe to become the #2 anime of all time in U.S. box office history, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train will stream exclusively on Funimation in the United States and Canada (starting June 22) and in Australia and New Zealand (starting June 23 AEST).
The film will be available in both English dub and subtitled for fans to enjoy. The announcement was made this evening at a Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba watch party on TikTok.
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is truly a global phenomenon earning over $475 million globally at the box office, becoming the #1 film worldwide in 2020, the first non-Hollywood, non-U.S. film to achieve this. The film opened in the U.S.U.S. and Canada on April 23, hitting #1 at the box office the second week of release, earning more than $48 million+ to date.
“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.”
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 potent 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, Spanish and Portuguese, 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 searching for a cure for his sister, who has been turned into a demon after demons viciously slaughter their family.
Fans can catch up on the entire series with the three-part T.V.T.V. specials, “Sibling’s Bond,” “Mt. Natagumo Arc,” and “The Hashira Meeting Arc” on Funimation.
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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