Anime fans in North America, rejoice! Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Infinity Train, which holds the honour of being Japan’s highest-grossing film, will finally be making its way to theatres in the U.S. and Canada on 23 April 2021, with both the 4DX and IMAX formats available for viewing.
The film is set to screen in Japanese with English subtitles, alongside an English dub version for those who prefer localised voices. Funimation will be putting the tickets up for sale on their website starting 9 April, which means you can start building up to the hype by feasting your eyes to the subtitled trailer above.
After its theatrical run, the movie will then go on sale digitally on 22 June on various streamers, including Apple TV, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Google Play, PlayStation Store, and Amazon. Anime enthusiasts in Japan, meanwhile, can look forward to its 16 June release on Blu-ray and DVD, with a deluxe limited-edition Blu-ray bundle set aside for the more dedicated fans. That will come with additional content in tow, such as a special case illustrated by series character designer Akira Matsushima, a background music soundtrack CD, and others.
For the uninitiated, here’s what you can expect from Demon Slayer: Infinity Train –
“The movie fully adapts the Mugen Train Arc of the manga. Enmu, Lower Rank 1, is sent to kill Tanjiro Kamado as well as the other Demon Slayers in order for him to become an Upper Rank and receive even more blood from Muzan Kibutsuji. Meanwhile, Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma and Inosuke Hashibira decide to buy tickets to board the Infinity Train and join Kyojuro Rengoku, the Flame Hashira, with the hope of learning more about the Hinokami Kagura as well as defending the onboard passengers.”
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