Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, the movie sequel to Demon Slayer’s first season, finally has a release date for the United States. The film will be released in U.S. theaters on April 23 and on digital platforms on June 22, the series’ Twitter account announced on Tuesday.
Rather than the traditional track of creating a new arc for an anime movie, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train adapts an entire arc from the manga into a two hour film. The Mugen Train arc would have fit awkwardly in a season of the show, and also featured enough action that it would have been tremendously expensive to animate along with the rest of season two. So, Ufotabe, the studio behind the series, chose to adapt the arc into a film instead.
The Demon Slayer movie has been out in Japan since October of last year and quickly became the country’s number one grossing movie of all time — passing Spirited Away. Demon Slayer is one of the most popular anime or manga to release both in Japan and the rest of the world in the last several years, making the global and U.S. excitement over the upcoming movie particularly high.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train will arrive in U.S. theaters on April 23 and will have showings for both the subbed and dubbed versions of the movie. It will also be in IMAX — or 4DX if that sounds appealing to you. It will also be released on digital platforms on June 22.