Announced earlier today on Twitter, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie Mugen Train is set to hit home video on Blu-ray and DVD in June. And for those impatient international fans still waiting for an international release, you’ll be glad to hear that the movie comes with English subtitles!
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Having broken records in Japanese cinemas, smashing opening weekend records and becoming the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time (with current box office numbers putting it at close to 39 billion yen and climbing after 22 weeks), it was beginning to look like the movie would never release outside of theaters. But with revenue beginning to decline and another TV series on the horizon this summer, it makes sense that now is the time to release Demon Slayer: Mugen Train on Blu-ray and DVD, just in time for this new series hitting TV screens.
This special release will pack anything a fan could want to celebrate the movie. Alongside some frankly stunning jacket and external box art from ufotable and character designer Matsushima Akira, it will also include audio commentary for the movie from the voice cast alongside a soundtrack CD.
A bonus DVD will also be included with even more video bonuses. This includes a video digest from the 17 October TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills stage greeting event, a Fuji TV broadcast special that commemorated the film’s release by talking about the series’ appeal with the anime voice cast, all 10 episodes of a special program aired during a Fuji TV news program called Mezamashi TV, alongside commercials. Still want more? A booklet with staff interviews and edited versions of cast interview from one of the booklets given to cinema attendees will be included in the set.
For all international fans clamoring to see the film after planned theatrical releases were put on hold due to COVID-19, you’ll be pleased to know this set is import-friendly, with both the Blu-ray and DVD featuring English subtitles.
These sets won’t come cheap for any fans interested in buying them (the Blu-ray costs 9,900 yen, and the DVD costs 8,800 yen), but for fans of Demon Slayer who wish to watch or rewatch Mugen Train before the Entertainment District Arc airs this summer, these sets will release in Japan on 16 June.