Odex Opens Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Film in Southeast Asia

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film opens in Japan on October 16

Odex announced on Saturday that it will open Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen (Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train) — the upcoming sequel anime film for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba television anime series — in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Brunei. The cmpany did not reveal a release date for the film.

The film will open in Japan on October 16.

The main staff members of the television anime are returning for the sequel. TOHO and Aniplex are handling the film's distribution.

Aniplex of America describes the television anime's story:

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.

Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga inspired a television anime that premiered in April 2019, and aired its 26th and final episode last September.

The manga debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016, and Shueisha published the manga's 19th compiled book volume on February 4. The manga's 20th volume is delayed from May 1 to May 13 due to the effects of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease.

The manga series is inspiring a new smartphone game titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Keppū Kengeki Royale (Demon Slayer: Blood-Stench Blade Royale). Aniplex will publish and distribute the game this year. The manga is inspiring a separate PlayStation 4 action game titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan. Aniplex will publish the game in 2021.

Additionally, the manga has inspired two novels and a stage play.

Source: Odex's Facebook page

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