Demon Slayer: Mugen Train
Director: Haruo Sotozaki Run Time: 117 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021
Starring: Akari Kitô, Hiro Shimono, Natsuki Hanae, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
About the film:
Winner of 4 Japan Academy Film Prize awards. Submitted for Best Animated Feature for the 93rd Academy Awards. Now the top-grossing Japanese film of all time, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is a continuation of the 2019 anime based on Koyoharu Gotōge’s manga series.
After his family was brutally murdered and his sister turned into a demon, Tanjiro Kamado’s journey as a demon slayer began. Joined by one of the most powerful swordsmen within the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjiro and his group are on their next mission aboard the Mugen Train, where over 40 people have disappeared in a very short period of time.
“Every frame of Mugen Train is packed with passion. This film is such a thorough love letter to both the anime and its fans… It’s not just a satisfying Demon Slayer movie, but it’s a triumph of animated cinema, period.”
– Daniel Kurland for Den of Geek
About the filmmakers:
Demon Slayer is directed by Haruo Sotozaki, an animator and animation director for over twenty-five years. His previous work includes key animator on Cowboy Bebop: The Movie and episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and animation director on Tales of Zestiria the X and the Demon Slayer series.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train features an original story by Koyoharu Gotōge with screenplay and production by Ufotable, the Japanese animation studio responsible for the gorgeously animated God Eater and Fate/stay franchise.See upcoming films