Following confirmation that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba — The Movie will release in the Philippines, ODEX has announced that it is planning to have the general release of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie: Mugen Train sometime in 2021 (possibly early next year). This news was confirmed in a recent interview with ODEX Managing Director Peter Go on AFA Station.
Aside from a wide release, Go has confirmed that ODEX is planning two fan screening events for the Demon Slayer movie. The first fan screening is planned for October 2020, either on the same day as the Japanese release or a few weeks after. This fan screening will include freebies such as t-shirts and other novelties. Meanwhile, the second fan screening is planned for January or February 2021, and it will include Japan import novelties that will come with each ticket purchase.
These two fan screenings are happening in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Brunei. After the fan screenings, ODEX will hold a wide release of the Demon Slayer movie in the aforementioned countries.
These dates are not final though, especially considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Final fan screening and general release dates will be announced closer to the film’s release.
Not familiar with the movie? Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie: Mugen Train is an anime film that directly follows the first season of the Demon Slayer anime series. The film’s story is described as:
“Tanjiro and the group have completed their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion, and they arrive to their next mission on the Mugen Train, where over 40 people have disappeared in a very short period of time.
Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zenitsu and Inosuke, join one of the most powerful swordsmen within the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, to face the demon aboard the Mugen Train on track to despair.”
The Demon Slayer movie is scheduled to release in Japan on October 16, 2020