Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced in a video on Friday the tentative release dates for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train anime film in Southeast Asian cinemas.
The company reveals that the anime film is tentatively set to hold its Fan’s screening event in the Philippines in January 2021, while its general release is set the following month.
The film is also set to hold is screenings in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar between November to February the next year.
The company also clarifies that cinema screenings will be subject to government guidelines in preventing COVID-19, but they will move forward with the release date earlier than the announced dates if the government will ease restrictions.
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 has been released in Japanese cinemas on Friday, October 16.
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.