Fans of the record-breaking global anime phenomenon Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train will be able to own the title on a Limited Edition Blu-ray from Aniplex of America as well as on a Standard Edition Blu-ray from Funimation for the first time in the U.S. come December 21, 2021.
Fans opting to own Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train via the Limited Edition Blu-ray from Aniplex of America will be treated to an original soundtrack CD, a deluxe booklet, rigid box with exclusive art by character designer Akira Matsushima, special digipak featuring art by ufotable, as well as audio commentary with English subtitles from Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado), Akari Kito (Nezuko Kamado), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu Agatsuma), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Inosuke Hashibira), and Satoshi Hino (Kyojuro Rengoku).
The film’s Limited Edition Blu-ray is accepting pre-orders now at online retailer Right Stuf Anime and will be released in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
The Standard Edition Blu-ray will be available from Funimation through the Funimation Shop as well as Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, RightStuf, and more.
For those wondering, the Blu-ray version of the film features an Aspect Ratio of 16:9 HD Wide Screen / 1920x1080p. It has been rated R in the US. The runtime comes in at 1 hour 57 minutes. The languages are English DTS HD Master Audio 5.1CH and Japanese DTS HD Master Audio 5.1CH.
The official description of the anime movie reads:
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is directed by Haruo Sotozaki featuring the original story by Koyoharu Gotoge with screenplay and animation production by studio ufotable. Set after the events of the television series, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke embark on a new mission. Together with one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, they investigate the mysterious disappearance of over 40 people aboard the Mugen Train.
I think everyone in the anime fandom knows how impressively this film performed, earning more than $500 million at the global box office and becoming the #1 film worldwide in 2020, the first non-Hollywood, non-U.S. film to achieve this. It opened in the U.S. and Canada on April 23 as the #1 Foreign-Language film debut in U.S. box office history and hitting #1 at the box office the second week of release, earning more than $45 million+ to date.
The film is currently available to stream exclusively to Funimation subscribers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Columbia.
You can read our review of the movie here.
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