Kimetsu No Yaiba The Movie: Mugen Train REVIEW!
If you’re a fan of ‘Demon Slayer’, known as ‘Kimetsu No Yaiba’ (鬼滅の刃) in Japanese, then you will know that there has been a huge buzz over the release of the new Kimetsu No Yaiba movie! The movie is a follow on from where the anime left off and covers the next arc of the anime. In the movie we are introduced to new characters and get learn more about others, especially Rengoku. In this article, we are going to be telling you what we thought about the movie and also telling you things that you may not have known about the movie! So if you’re interested in finding out more, make sure to keep reading!
Outline of The Movie (No Spoilers)
The movie starts off from where the Demon Slayer anime finished. Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke are all at the train station to ride the train that they need to ride to continue their next mission. On the train they Rengoku, one of the ‘Hashira’, who they begin to talk with and ask to be their mentor.
Rengoku believes that there is some sort of demon on the train and Tanjiro also senses it with his nose. From this, the audience are taken on a journey of the four fighting with a powerful demon who is one of the ’12 Demon Moons’. The demon can control dreams and therefor the battles in the film are extremely interesting and fun to watch. Through the dreams we also learn a lot about each of the characters on a deeper level which is nice to see.
If you want to know what happens in the rest of the movie….you’ll have to watch it for yourself!
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Review of The Movie
Before watching ‘Kimetsu No Yaiba The Movie: Mugen train’ I had already read all the Demon Slayer manga chapters that the film covered. Due to this, I expected to be simply reminded of the events that occurred and enjoy watching the scenes play out on screen. However, the movie was a COMPLETELY different experience to the manga; it was like two completely different things. The anime took me on a journey of various emotions, both high and low, which at the end of the movie really made me feel touched at the story. The way the characters emotions were shown and the way the story was told was so different from he manga, it even made me tear up during some parts.
Although I knew the story from the manga, it was tolled beautiful in the film. It was easy to understand and follow and even more fun to experience than the manga! The action got my adrenaline racing and really made me feel like I was fighting with all the characters!
The music and screen play worked so well together to create amazing dramatic scenes. In particular, the battle scenes were mind blowing due to the movements, effects and music all working together; this really created many unforgettable scenes. Connected to this, the animation and graphics throughout the movie were so clear and beautiful, it really allowed me to be immersed into the film and feel like I was a part of it.
Overall, the movie was one of the best anime movies I’ve watched in a while, and the animation was certainly the best I’ve ever seen! If you have the chance to watch the movie in the cinema, you definitely should! The huge screen and surround sound really immerses you into the story and action on screen. Even if you can’t watch it in the cinema, I would highly recommend you watch this film as soon as possible if you’re a demon slayer fan!
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Where can I Watch The Movie?
If you’re living in Japan, you can still watch the Kimetsu No Yaiba movie in all the cinemas that are showing the film! If you’re someone who understands Japanese, this is particularly good for you as you can go to any cinema in Tokyo right now to view the film! However, even if you don’t speak Japanese, don’t worry!! There are many english friendly cinemas in Tokyo that are showing the movie with subtitles!
Cinema recommendations for Japanese:
Cinema recommendations for English:
Outside of Japan
If you’re someone who is living outside of Japan, it can be frustrating as you want to watch the movie at the same time that everyone else in Japan is but can’t. But don’t worry, there isn’t much longer to wait as Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train, will release for fan screening in the US from December 2020 and will be available for general viewing from February 2021.
For more information on when it will be released in your own specific region, make sure to do some research as you don’t want to miss out on viewing this amazing film!
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Manga Chapters the Movie Covers
Chapter 52 – chapter 66
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