Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (Japanese: 劇場版「鬼滅の刃」 無限列車編, Hepburn: Gekijō-ban "Kimetsu no Yaiba" Mugen Ressha-hen), also known as Demon Slayer: Mugen Train or Demon Slayer: Infinity Train, is a 2020 Japanese animated dark fantasy period action film, based on the shōnen manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotōge. The film, which is a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series, is directed by Haruo Sotozaki and produced by Ufotable.
The film was released on October 16, 2020 in Japan with widespread success. It became the highest-grossing Japanese film of 2020, the second highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the third highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time, the highest-grossing animated film of all time in Taiwan, the highest-grossing animated film of 2020, and the fifth overall highest-grossing film of 2020.
Japanese 劇場版「鬼滅の刃」 無限列車編
Hepburn Gekijō-ban "Kimetsu no Yaiba" Mugen Ressha-hen
Directed by Haruo Sotozaki
Written by Ufotable
Based on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
October 16, 2020
Running time 117 minutes
~Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu and Inosuke board a train [N 1] to meet the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku and assist him in his mission to hunt for a demon that killed more than 40 demon slayers. Soon after boarding, the group is attacked by some demons that Rengoku easily kills, but after having their tickets checked by the collector, all of them fall into a deep sleep, and Enmu forces some children to approach the asleep demon slayers and use some magic ropes to enter their dreams with orders to destroy their spiritual cores so that they can never wake up again.
~During their sleep, Tanjiro dreams of reuniting with his late family, Zenitsu dreams of having a date with Nezuko, Inosuke dreams of going on a cave exploration mission with Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Nezuko being his henchmen and Rengoku dreams of meeting his brother. Tanjiro realizes that he is dreaming and starts looking for ways to wake up, succeeding after being instructed by a vision of his father to kill himself inside the dream. Nezuko uses her power to burn the ropes and the children awake. In fear of Enmu, the children attack Tanjiro, except for the one who entered his dream, as he was moved by the warm scenary he found inside it and are knocked out by him.
~While Nezuko awakens the others, Tanjiro meets and confronts Enmu. Tanjiro beheads Enmu, but the demon does not die and reveals that he fused his body with the train, claiming that all the passengers are his food. Kyojuro instructs the others to help Tanjiro look for the demon's neck and stays behind to protect the other passengers. They find Enmu's real neckbone in the engine room and Tanjiro cuts it off, killing the demon and stopping the train. Akaza, one of the Upper Moons, appear soon after and attacks the demon slayers, with Kyojuro mortally injured while fighting him to protect the others and eventually dies from his wounds, but Akaza is forced to flee when the sun starts appearing, not before being injured by Tanjiro who throws his sword at him and calls him a coward, much to his anger. As the other Hashiras are informed of Kyojuro's death, Tanjiro and his friends mourn him in tears.
~On September 28, 2019, immediately following the airing of episode 26, an anime film titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (鬼滅の刃 無限列車編, Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen) was announced, with the staff and cast reprising their roles. On April 10, 2020, it was announced that the film would be released theatrically in Japan on October 16, 2020. The film is distributed in Japan by Aniplex and Toho. LiSA performed the film's theme song, titled "Homura" (炎, Flame)
~On September 18, 2020, it was announced that Japanese theatergoers would receive a copy of "Rengoku Volume 0", a special manga from the series author Koyoharu Gotouge featuring character Kyōjurō Rengoku, limited to 4.5 million copies
Aniplex of America has licensed the film, and will release the film theatrically in North America in cooperation with Funimation Films in 2021
~Upon release, the film broke the first-day record with ¥1.2 billion ($11.3 million). On its opening weekend, it grossed ¥4.6 billion ($44 million) in Japan. It was the best three-day opening weekend ever in Japanese theaters, and the top-grossing film worldwide for the weekend, despite several safety measures adopted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as spaced seating limiting admissions to about half of normal capacity or a ban on food and drinks in sessions with full capacity. The film's record-breaking success has been attributed to the Demon Slayer franchise's popularity in Japan, in addition to the limited number of films available in Japanese theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
~In ten days, it became the fastest movie in the history of the Japanese box office to cross ¥10 billion and $100 million. It surpassed the record of Spirited Away (2001), which had previously crossed the ¥10 billion milestone in 25 days and held the record for 19 years. Mugen Train also set the record for the highest-grossing second weekend. Within 17 days, it broke the ¥15 billion and $150 million barriers. It went on to gross ¥20.4 billion (US$197.9 million) within 24 days, becoming the fastest film to cross ¥20 billion in Japan. The film grossed ¥27,512,438,050 ($265 million) in 45 days. It crossed the ¥30 billion milestone in 59 days, setting another record as the fastest film to cross the ¥30 billion milestone, beating Spirited Away which took 253 days to reach the same milestone. In 66 days, Mugen Train set another record as the first film to top the Japanese box office charts for ten straight weekends (since the charts began publication in 2004).
~It also set the record for the highest-grossing IMAX release in Japan, with $14.2 million earned from IMAX screenings by 15 November 2020, surpassing the $13 million record previously set by Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). Mugen Train went on to gross $18 million from the IMAX format in Japan, as of 6 December 2020
~In Taiwan, Mugen Train pulled in NT$360 million (US$12.6 million) in 17 days since its October 30 opening, becoming the year's highest-grossing film in Taiwan and setting a new record as the highest-grossing animated film of all time in Taiwan, surpassing the previous record holders Frozen 2 (2019) and Your Name (2016). In 20 days, it became the first animated film to cross NT$400 million in Taiwan, before later crossing the NT$500 million milestone
~In Hong Kong, the film topped the box office for several weekends. However, the film's box office run came to an abrupt halt as the Hong Kong box office shut down on 2 December 2020, amidst a new COVID-19 wave in Hong Kong. Mugen Train has also grossed US$19.3 million from the IMAX format in Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, as of 6 December 2020. In Vietnam, the film released on 11 December 2020, topping the box office in its opening weekend. The film also released in Singapore.
~The film topped the international box office for a number of weeks, becoming the highest-grossing animated film of 2020. It also overtook Tenet to become the year's third highest-grossing film in international markets outside North America, and Mugen Train is the world's fifth highest-grossing film of 2020.
Numerous tie-in merchandise related to the film have been sold in Japan. When combining box office and merchandise sales, the film has generated total sales of over ¥50 billion ($480 million) in Japan, as of 4 December 2020
Kimetsu no Yaiba ( Japanese :鬼 滅 の 刃, trans. Har. "The Demon Destroyer Sword"  ) , published in Indonesia as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba , is aJapanese manga serieswritten and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge. The story tells of Tanjiro Kamado , a boy who becomes a demon exterminator after his family is slaughtered and his younger sister named Nezuko is turned into a demon. The manga was published serialized in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump published by Shueishafrom February 2016 to May 2020, and has been bundled into twenty-one tankōbon volumes by July 2020. The manga is being published in English by Viz Media , while Shueisha is releasing it in English and Spanish simultaneously with a Japanese release via the Manga Plus platform. theirs.
The manga was adapted into an anime series produced by Ufotable and aired from April to September 2019. A sequel to the feature film was announced when the last episode was broadcast and is scheduled to be released in October 2020.
As of May 2020, the manga has sold over 80 million copies in circulation - including the digital version, making it one of the best-selling manga series . Meanwhile, the anime series has received many awards and is considered one of the best anime of the 2010s decade
Set in Japan during the Taisho period, Tanjiro Kamado is a kind and intelligent boy who lives with his family and earns money by selling charcoal. Everything changed when his family was attacked and slaughtered by a demon ( oni ). Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko were the only survivors of the incident, even though Nezuko is now a demon — but surprisingly she still shows signs of human-like emotion and thought. Tanjiro then becomes a demon slayer to turn Nezuko back into a human, and to prevent the tragedy that happened to him and his sister from being repeated to others
In 2013, Koyoharu Gotōge debuted at the 70th Jump Treasure Newcomer Manga Awards with his work entitled Ka Gari Gari (過 狩 り 狩 り) .   Gotōge's later works are three one-shot series ; Monju Shirō Kyōdai (文殊 史 郎 兄弟) published in the 2nd issue of Jump Next! in 2014, Rokkotsu-san (肋骨 さ ん) in the 39th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in 2014, and Haeniwa no Zigzag (蠅 庭 の ジ グ ザ グ) in the 21st issue ofWeekly Shōnen Jump in 2015.  After Haeniwa no Zigzag failed to become a series, Tatsuhiko Katayama, who was Gotōge's first editor, advised him to create a new series with "easy to understand themes".  Gotōge's work, Ka Gari Gari, later became the basis for the first storyboard , Kisatsu no Nagare (鬼 殺 の 流 れ) , as the story has concepts such as the sword and demon that Japanese audiences are familiar with.  The storyboard was not serialized due to its serious nuance, lack of comic relief elementsand the story feels dark. Katayama asked Gotōge if he could create a normal, bright character in the world he had created.  In the original plan, the title was Kisatsu no Yaiba (鬼 殺 の 刃) , but they felt the characters "satsu" (殺, trans. Har. "Kill") had too strong a meaning. The word "kimetsu" (鬼 滅) is seen as an easy word to understand, and although it has no meaning, Gotōge thought it would be interesting to be able to abbreviate the title of the new series in such a way, while the word "yaiba" (刃, trans. har. "sword") implies a typical Japanese sword
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