A special program for the Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Mugen Train) anime film on AbemaTV revealed the first trailer and the first key visual (pictured) on Friday. The film will open in theaters in Japan on October 16.
While under the care of the Demon Slayer Corps leaders, Shinobu, Tanjirou, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Nezuko have recovered. They have even learned a new and powerful technique—Total Concentration! They'll need this new power and all their skills on their next demon-hunting mission aboard the mysterious Infinity Train as it takes them into the dreams of demons! (Source: VIZ Media, edited)
The film will cover the Mugen Ressha-hen (Infinity Train arc, also known as the Demon Train arc), which spans between volumes seven and eight.
Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Zestiria the Cross) is returning to direct the film at animation studio ufotable. Animator Akira Matsushima (Maria-sama ga Miteru) is also returning as the character designer. Yuki Kajiura (Kara no Kyoukai) and Go Shiina (Dimension W) will once again compose the music. The lead cast members and rest of the production staff from the television anime will reprise their roles. Toho and Aniplex will distribute the film.
Prior to serialization, Gotouge received an honorable mention at the 70th Jump Treasure Newcomer Manga Awards in 2013 for their Kagarigari one-shot, which became the prototype for Kimetsu no Yaiba. The latter began serializing in Weekly Shounen Jump in February 2016. Shueisha published the 19th volume on February 4, with the 20th volume scheduled for a May 13 release. Kimetsu no Yaiba has a cumulative 40 million copies of its compiled volumes in circulation.
Aya Yajima (Ao no Exorcist light novel) penned two novels under the Jump J Books imprint subtitled Shiawase no Hana (Flower of Happiness) and Kataha no Chou (One-Winged Butterfly) in February and October last year, respectively. The two light novels reached a cumulative circulation of 1.16 million after Shueisha issued a reprint on February 19.
VIZ Media licensed the manga in English in July 2017 and simulpublishes it with the Japanese release in their new Shounen Jump service. The 11th volume shipped on March 3, with the 12th volume going on sale on May 5. Shueisha's Manga Plus platform also began simulpublishing the manga in English last January.