Demon Slayer Movie Mugen Train Gets Blu-Ray Release Date

The record breaking Demon Slayer: Kimestu No Yaiba movie Mugen Train will finally make its way to Blu-ray on Dec. 21.

Funimation announced the critically acclaimed anime movie will receive both a standard and a Limited Edition release before the end of the year. Mugen Train's Limited Edition package includes the movie's soundtrack on a CD, a deluxe booklet, and a rigid outer box featuring new art from character designer Akira Matsuhshima. The Blu-ray will also contain an English-subtitled commentary track from series voice actors Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado), Akari Kito (Nezuko Kamado), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu Agatsuma), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Inosuke Hashibira), and Satoshi Hino (Kyojuro Rengoku). The Limited Edition bundle is now available for preorder from anime distributor Right Stuf.

Originally released in Japan in 2020, Mugen Train is the highest-grossing animated film of all time in the country, pulling in over 40 billion yen and shattering the record that was held by Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away for over a decade. The movie was was given a limited theatrical run in the United States and Canada in April, where it overcame the R-rating given to it by the MPAA and achieved the biggest opening week sales of any foreign-language movie in North America ever, earning over $19 million USD in its first weekend. The movie became available for streaming through Funimation's subscription service earlier this year, but this Blu-ray release will mark the first time that a physical copy of the film will be available.

Mugen Train is an adaptation of the seventh arc of the original Demon Slayer manga, which was created by Koyoharu Gotouge and began publication in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016. The series tells the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a kind and intelligent young boy who comes home one day to discover that most of his family has been slaughtered by a demon, and his sole surviving sibling is in the process of transforming into a demon herself. After saving his sister's life from a wandering demon slayer, Tanjiro decides to take up the sword and join the ranks of the demon slayers himself.

The manga was first adapted into an anime series by studio Ufotable in 2019. The second season of the series is scheduled to premiere sometime before the end of the year, and will adapt the fan-favorite Entertainment District arc, which directly follows the events of the Mugen Train movie. Funimation has announced that it will stream a simulcast of the season when it airs.

Source: Funimation

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