Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced on Saturday that they will screen the anime film adaptation of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in cinemas across Southeast Asia.
The company announced that they plan to release Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar and the Philippines.
The company did not reveal a release date for the film, possibly due to COVID-19 pandemic that affected entertainment and leisure activities.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is an upcoming anime film based on the hit manga series by Koyoharu Gotoge, which is being published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since February 2016 and currently has 19 volumes.
The anime film is based on the “Infinite Train” arc, which is on the manga’s seventh volume. The film is scheduled to be released in Japanese cinemas on October 16, 2020.
North American anime distributor Aniplex of America described the upcoming film’s story:
Tanjiro and the group have completed their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion, and they arrive to their next mission on the Mugen Train, where over 40 people have disappeared in a very short period of time.
Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zenitsu and Inosuke, join one of the most powerful swordsmen within the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, to face the demon aboard the Mugen Train on track to despair.
The main staff of the television anime, including director Haruo Sotozaki and character designer Akira Matsushima, returns to work on the upcoming film, which will be produced by anime studio ufotable. The film’s distribution will be handled by Toho and Aniplex.
The television anime’s voice casts, which includes Natsuki Hanae (as Tanjiro Kamado) and
Akari Kito (as Nezuko Kamado), will reprise their respective roles in the anime film, where they will be joined by Daisuke Hirakawa (“Rei Ryugazaki”, Free! Iwatobi Swim Club) as “Enmu”.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s television anime adaptation was aired on Japanese television from April to September 2019, which has a total of 26 episodes.
Global streaming giant Netflix has added the popular show to their streaming lineup last April 30.