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'Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen' Unveils Trailer, New Key Visual, October Opening

by Vindstot
Apr 10, 7:03 AM | 33 Comments
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.

Introduction
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.

The anime series adapts Koyoharu Gotouge's supernatural action manga, which aired in 26 episodes in Spring 2019. Aniplex of America licensed the television anime and streamed it on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. Adult Swim's Toonami programming block debuted the show with English dub last October.

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.

Ryouji Hirano (Bozebeats) drew a two-chapter side story subtitled Tomioka Giyuu Gaiden in Weekly Shounen Jump in April 2019. Hirano also serialized a 26-chapter 4-koma spin off titled Kimetsu no Aima! in Shounen Jump+ from April to September last year.

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.

Kimetsu no Yaiba ranked sixth among male readers in the 2020 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings. The anime series was voted the best television show in the 2019 Newtype Anime Awards and won Animation of the Year in the 2020 Tokyo Anime Awards' television category.

Trailer

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Source: PR Times

20 of 33 Comments Recent Comments

Ufotable never disappoints with action shows and their movies. Bones take notes.

Apr 26, 6:34 PM by chriskor022

This show took a really long time to get moving but its poised to explode heads.

Apr 15, 1:19 PM by VyseLegendaire

Can't wait for October 2021.

Apr 12, 4:15 AM by Mirai

Kawaiibenowo said:
wait guys im lost, i thought the movie aired in japan on march? did it air, or it got delayed? or was it that it was never released AND it was always planned for october?
it never announced date before this event. anything you hear about schedule outside this official announcement is just rumour.

Apr 12, 3:17 AM by Kuma

wait guys im lost, i thought the movie aired in japan on march? did it air, or it got delayed? or was it that it was never released AND it was always planned for october?

Apr 12, 1:23 AM by Kawaiibenowo

HueyLion said:
Hopefully this movie gets a western cinema release...or maybe Im hoping too much ;(

Dude, you don't know how happy id be if this went to theaters. sucks that whenever these movies do go to theaters they are always like an hour away.

Apr 11, 10:54 PM by Kalvus

Yes! I feel like this arc would really work well as a movie, it's too big and important to be weaved into like 3 episodes in season 2, so I'm glad. Nonetheless, I hope it's good.

Apr 11, 10:52 PM by Kalvus

Maybe we did win at life with Uzaki-chan coming this summer too.

Apr 11, 6:37 PM by guych

Gorochu said:
“I intend to carry out my duty! I won't let anyone die here!” - Rengoku Kyoujurou


Rengoku is the man !

Apr 11, 5:10 PM by -nv-

“I intend to carry out my duty! I won't let anyone die here!” - Rengoku Kyoujurou

Apr 10, 11:46 PM by Gorochu

Hopefully this movie gets a western cinema release...or maybe Im hoping too much ;(

Apr 10, 4:34 PM by HueyLion

Another delay cant go wrong with that

Apr 10, 4:09 PM by Itz_moneyez

best boy Rengoku is near for japanese fans lol

Apr 10, 3:38 PM by deg

TheKawaiiToon said:
FMmatron said:
Fuck, can't watch the video.

You can watch it on Twitter though...


All I can say for this is, finally, some good fkng news...


Already looked for another uploader on YouTube lol, but thanks anyway.

Apr 10, 3:02 PM by FMmatron

FMmatron said:
Fuck, can't watch the video.

You can watch it on Twitter though...


All I can say for this is, finally, some good fkng news...

Apr 10, 3:00 PM by removed-user

Fuck, can't watch the video.


But gonna be amazing for sure, just hope this movie wil also come to our theaters. One of the rare occasions where a visit would be worth it.

Apr 10, 2:41 PM by FMmatron

Hope this pandemic is calmed down by October so this doesn't get delayed too.

Apr 10, 2:25 PM by thebrentinator24

Pakumen- said:
Illyricus said:

I'm a bit disappointed they haven't shown a hint of
, but I guess they are going to handle him as a surprise.


Because there is no need for it.



Also, Washoi!

Apr 10, 1:06 PM by Illyricus

Illyricus said:

I'm a bit disappointed they haven't shown a hint of
, but I guess they are going to handle him as a surprise.


Because there is no need for it.



Also, Washoi!

Apr 10, 12:41 PM by Pakumen-

As a manga reader, I can safely say that the arc it will be covering will be more enjoyable. Plus if animated right the fight scenes imo will be better than Ep 19 fight by a long shot.

Apr 10, 11:10 AM by FunHAPPYMAN16

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