Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is finally making its North American debut, and in a big way.
News just dropped that the film will be screened in Miami alone for a single week to assist the record-breaking work in qualifying for this year’s Academy Awards. Though Mugen Train has already been selected as a possible nominee, rules state that a film must be publically released for a minimum of one week by late February to meet all eligibility requirements.
For those who can’t quite make the trip to south Florida to see the film, don’t worry: a spokesperson has clarified that this screening is solely for the purpose of eligibility, and that a real, bonifide national release is still being planned. We’ll all have to wait just a little longer to see our favorite characters on the big screen; though we’d venture to bet that it will be well worth it, with Demon Slayer: Mugen Train sitting pretty as the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time.
Curious to note is the way that eligibility has changed in a COVID world: under standard practice, a film is required to be screened in either Los Angeles or New York for a week minimum. Not only are other cities permitted, but online streaming is also allowed!
The first season of Demon Slayer is available to stream on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix and Hulu, with a second season currently in the works.
The Academy Awards will take place 25 April , and we’re eager to tune in to see if Tanjiro makes an appearance!