Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba released Season 1 in 2019 and is all set to be back with Season 2 in October 2021. However, last year another record-breaking release made its way to fans. Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train released and Japan and went ahead to break many records. This included in the category of the box office record for sales, previously held by Hayao Miyazaki’s legendary film Spirited Away. Now, if that isn’t a huge feat.
Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train covers the Mugen Train Arc, the seventh of the manga which takes place right after Season 1 ends. The plot for the movie revolves around our beloved group of demon slayers: Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke, and Zenitsu. Emmu, a demon, is the antagonist of the movie. She plans to kill Tanjiro to rise to a High Rank in the Twelve Kizuki.
Tanjiro takes on a mission to kill the demon who was responsible for many people disappearing on the train. Instead, the group falls prey to Emmu’s powers drifting to sleep as she attempts to destroy their spiritual cores.
Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train released only in Japan in 2020. The Coronavirus Pandemic definitely led to delays in release in other regions. Fans were greeted with good news on 16th March 2021 that Demon Slayer Movie: Mugen Train will be coming to digital platforms in 2021.
Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train is streaming exclusively on Funimation
Funimation has announced that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train will be streaming exclusively on their steaming platform from 22nd June 2021. The movie can be watched on Funimation’s website or various apps online. The announcement of the super hit anime was done during an online watch party.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train premiering exclusively on Funimation will start from June 22 in the United States and Canada. It will come to Australia and New Zealand on 23rd June.
Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train will be streaming in both English dub and original Japanese dub with English subs.
For paid subscribers of Funimation, the move will be streamed ad-free. As of now, there is no clarity whether the movie is free to watch for free subscribers. It is the best time to become a paid member because Funimation has built up drool watching anime catalog.
Funimation is offering a premium plan of $5.99/month with access to its complete library and no ads. There is another premium plus plan of $7.99/month that has few additional bonuses. The movie is streaming exclusively on Funimation available in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
For iOS and Android device users, FunimationNow app can be downloaded and the movie streamed. It is also available on PS4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
This is exclusive for viewers who are interested in own the movie and add to their library. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has been made available on VOD starting on June 22.
Due to its overwhelming popularity, the movie is also likely to be picked up by other streaming platforms like Hulu and Netflix in the coming months. While there is no official confirmation for these platforms yet, the premiere for digital platforms is all set for this month.
Demon Slayer Movie: Mugen Train has an IMDb rating of 8.4/10 and 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans should note that Demon Slayer Season 2 is coming in October 2021 and will be taking the manga ahead from the Entertainment District arc. The movie is a bridge between Demon Slayer Season 1 and 2 and therefore it is highly recommended that you watch the movie before going ahead with Demon Slayer Season 2.