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 Academy Awards will take place 25 April , and we’re eager to tune in to see if Tanjiro makes an appearance!