After absolutely slaying at the theatrical box office around the globe, and becoming the #2 anime of all time in U.S. box office history, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train will stream exclusively on Funimation in the United States and Canada starting June 22nd. It will also stream in Australia and New Zealand beginning June 23rd. The popular anime film will be available in both English dub and English subtitled.
“Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has been a runaway success since it opened last year, galvanizing fans and attracting a whole new generation to anime,” said Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer for Funimation Global Group. “We know Funimation fans are eager to experience the electrifying story again, and we’re thrilled to add it to our service. With the addition of the movie, fans can take a deep dive into the franchise watching the first season of the television series, three special television episodes and now the feature-length film from their homes or on the go. What a tremendous partnership with Aniplex of America, Shueisha, ufotable and, of course, our community of fans.”
The global phenomenon that is Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train earned over $475 million globally at the box office and became the #1 film worldwide in 2020. It was the first non-Hollywood, non-U.S. film to do so. It opened in U.S. and Canadian theaters on April 23rd and became #1 at the box office in its second week of release. It has earned more than $48 million dollars to date.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series, streaming on Funimation both subtitled and dubbed in English, Spanish and Portuguese, premiered in 2019 and is based on Koyoharu Gotoge's manga, which boasts over 150 million copies in circulation in Japan.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an action-packed, thrilling tale of a young man in search of a cure for his sister, who has been turned into a demon after their family is viciously slaughtered by demons. Fans can catch up on the entire series with the three-part TV specials, “Sibling’s Bond”, “Mt. Natagumo Arc,” and “The Hashira Meeting Arc” on Funimation.
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