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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie sequel release date, trailer, plot, more

Published: 11/Apr/2020 17:09 Updated: 11/Apr/2020 17:10

by Brent Koepp

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Ever since Demon Slayer captivated audiences with its 2019 debut, anime fans have been wondering when the series will return. However before Season 2, the epic story will be continued by a movie titled Mugen Train. Here is everything we know about the sequel film – including it’s release date.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, taking the medium by storm with its gripping tale of a boy’s quest to avenge his family after they are brutally murdered by demons – all except his sister, who is turned into one.

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After the final episode aired in September 2019, fans have been left wondering when the series would be making its return. Here is all the details about the sequel film that will continue the brutal story.

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The popular 2019 anime is getting a feature length film sequel in 2020.

Demon Slayer: The Movie announced

After the final episode of Season 1 aired on television, it was followed by an announcement that the series would be coming back as a feature length film before Season 2.

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The name of the film is titled Demon Slayer: The Movie – Mugen Train. According to the creators, the film will serve as a “direct sequel” to the first season, while also bridging the gap for the eventual second one.

After the announcement, it was also revealed that the project was being helmed by Haruo Sotozaki who has directed Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Zestiria the X. All of the original cast members will also be returning to reprise their roles.

The announcement trailer

Following a short tease, fans got their first taste of the film with a full length trailer in October 2019. The ominous one minute video leads with some spooky narration. “Within a short period of time, over 40 people have disappeared from this train,” it begins.

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“The corps sent a few swordsmen, but they all went silent…” it continues, before cutting to Tanjiro and Zenitsu discovering that the train has demons on board.

Fans then get an epic introduction to the Flame Pillar, who exclaims “With the crimson flame blade of Rengoku, I shall burn you to the bone!”

The plot of the film

Those who stay up to date with the manga already know that the film’s title refers to the “Infinity Train” arc in the story, which runs from chapter 54-69. The train plot is what the film will solely focus on.

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In the story, Tanjiro and his allies, Zenitsu and Inosuke, purchase tickets to ride the Infinity Train in the hopes of meeting the Flame Pillar, Kyojuro Rengoku.

However, the powerful swordsman is investigating a mystery on board where people are mysteriously vanishing, and the series main cast finds themselves entangled in its web.

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The seventh arc of the manga will be the focus of the 2020 film.

What is the film’s release date?

The release date for the highly anticipated film was announced on April 10 through a post on the official Demon Slayer Twitter account. Attached to the tweet was new full length trailer which revealed the date at the end.

Mugen Train will be officially hitting theaters in Japan on October 16, 2020.  In a rough translation by Google Translate, the post states: “Released on Friday, October 16, 2020. The first trailer of the movie version of Mugen Train has been released!”

The film’s social media account also updated followers with an official movie poster for its theatrical release, and its stunning visuals is enough to get anyone excited.

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Mugen Train also got an incredibly detailed poster for its theatrical release.

At the time of writing, there is currently no date for a Western release, although we imagine fans of the series won’t have to wait too long to watch it subbed.

The 2020 film is a must-see for viewers excited to see how Tanjiro’s epic journey continues, as the theatrical release will bridge Season 1 and 2 together.

Cosplay

Attack on Titan cosplayer is ready for battle as Mikasa Ackerman

Published: 12/Oct/2020 13:12 Updated: 12/Oct/2020 19:17

by Matt Porter

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Attack on Titan Season 4 is just around the corner, and a talented fan of the show has shown off their incredible take on the Survey Corps’ Mikasa Ackerman, bringing the character to life in stunning detail.

Since its debut back in 2013, fans across the globe have been enamored with the story of Eren Yeager and Mikasa, who become refugees when one of the giant humanoid creatures known as Titans breached the walls that protected humanity and killed Eren’s mother.

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Determined to destroy the creatures who killed his family, Eren vowed to join the Scout Regiment and head out beyond the walls to kill every Titan he saw, and free humanity from the threat for good. Mikasa, who made a vow as a child to protect him always after he saved her life, quickly followed him, and the inseparable pair joined the war together.

Talented with a sword in her hand, and an expert at swinging through towns or forests using her ODM gear, Mikasa is one of the most feared and dangerous members of the Scouts. Despite her personality sometimes leading others to think she is cold or standoffish, Mikasa is a true fan-favorite, thanks to her incredible skill and her undying love for Eren. She’s so popular in fact, that she has become the most cosplayed character from the series.

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Mikasa fighting in Attack on Titan.
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Mikasa is one of the most powerful characters in the popular anime.

Cosplayer ‘jeisuzukii‘ brought the character to life in stunning detail, capturing the Scout’s black hair perfectly, and making sure to wear the iconic red scarf that she is rarely seen without, and has become a staple of any good Mikasa cosplay.

She is also wearing the recognizable brown leather jacket that anyone who is part of the Survey Corps wears, complete with the Scouts’ recognizable logo, a pair of white and blue wings known as the ‘Wings of Freedom,’ a symbol of hope that they make escape the tyranny of the Titans.

The cosplay is truly stunning and looks like it was lifted straight out of the anime. If a live-action Attack on Titan was ever commissioned, it would be no surprise if it looked exactly like this.

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Attack on Titan’s third season ended with a blockbuster revelation about the origin of the Titans and the war that the Scouts have waged for hundreds of years, leaving fans desperately waiting for the final season of the show.

The good news is that the fourth season of the anime is still set in fall 2020, with the teaser trailer released in late May.