The box-office phenomenon anime movie ‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ has been released digitally, so how can you watch the film?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is arguably one of the best and most popular anime series in the world right now, so it’s understandable that fans are desperate for new content.
Immediately following the finale of season 1 in September 2019, it was announced by writers of the series ‘Ufotable’ on Twitter that the next project would be a feature film.
The movie would be titled ‘Mugen Train’ and would be a direct continuation from season 1, with Tanjiro, Inosuke, Zenitsu and Nezuko boarding the ‘Infinity Train’ after 40 people were reported missing on the locomotive.
Now, almost two years later, the movie has finally released digitally!
The biggest film of 2020…
The ‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ anime movie released on Friday, October 16th in cinemas across Japan.
After a record-breaking opening weekend, the official Demon Slayer Twitter account revealed that Mugen Train made more than 10 billion yen ($95 million) in just 10 days.
The movie would then continue to break records for the best opening weekend and the best second weekend at the Japanese box office, selling more than 8 million tickets.
By January 2021, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train had grossed more than $390 million and was considered to be the 4th highest-grossing movie of 2020.
Today, the franchise has added a total of $505 million to its wallet; culminating in the highest-grossing movie of 2020 title.
Demon Slayer Mugen Train: Theatrical release date
- Demon Slayer: Mugen Train first released in Japanese theatres in October 2020, with US and Canadian theatres in April 2021 and Europe following later in May.
Aniplex of America officially licensed the movie and was planning to release Mugen Train with GSC Cinemas in late-February. The film was then released for one week in Miami, Florida, in order to qualify Mugen Train for the Academy Awards.
On March 16, it was announced that Demon Slayer: Mugen Train would release in US theatres on April 23rd and digitally on June 22nd.
The UK theatrical release was one of the last in Europe, with Mugen Train opening with Funimation UK & IRE on May 26th.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train digital streaming…
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train released digitally through Apple TV, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Google Play, PlayStation Store and Amazon on June 22nd.
Pre-orders for the digital version started on April 26th on Apple TV, Microsoft Store and PlayStation Store.
On June 17th, Funimation confirmed they had also secured the exclusive rights to stream Mugen Train in North America, New Zealand and Australia – so don’t expect to see it on Crunchyroll anytime soon.
You should remember that some of these platforms may not be available in your region without the use of a VPN.
You can read more about streaming Mugen Train here.
This article will be updated as soon as more information is officially announced.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]