Demon Slayer: Mugen Train New Trailer Reveals Main Theme to be Performed by LiSA

03.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

A new poster and trailer have been released for the upcoming film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train which is set for release on October 16, 2020. The trailer gives us a snippet of the main theme Homura (Flame) performed by LiSA. The singer-songwriter previously performed the TV anime’s first opening theme Gurenge.

 

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series adapted from Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. It is being animated by ufotable.

The showcases the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado battling it off against Enmu aboard the Infinity Train (Mugen Train). Tanjiro is clenching his teeth while Enmu smiles on, revealing what is sure to be a testing battle for our hero.

Enmu threatens Tanjiro with the words, “To be able to die while dreaming… Just how lucky are you?” We also see Tanjiro reunite with his siblings, who are supposed to be dead, but he senses something amiss and encourages himself to wake up as he is being attacked. The Infinity Train will be an action-packed locale as Tanjiro and Enmu battle it out. We also see returning characters on the train with Tanjiro.

 

Fans also get to hear the main theme Homura by LiSA for the first time. The song was composed by Yuki Kajiura who also wrote the TV anime adaptation’s ending theme from the edge which is performed by FictionJunction feat. LiSA.

 

Natsuki Hanae (Voices: Tanjiro Kamado) | Comment

“When I read the Mugen Train arc, I saw so many scenes I wanted to hurry up and voice act for, so I’m so happy that I get to perform for this film. All the other voice actors during the recording sessions were on fire. When it was over, I was so burnt out, I really thought I was gonna die. ufotable’s gorgeous animation and the beautiful music both come together wonderfully. It’s a really amazing film. Like the fans, I wanna watch it in the cinema already. I hope you’re looking forward to it just as much as I am!” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)

 

Akari Kitō (Voices: Nezuko Kamado) | Comment

“It had been a while since we’d done voice work for Demon Slayer, but getting to work on the Mugen Train arc, which is a popular one in the manga series, I psyched myself up like the rest of the cast! Despite us not having any visuals to work with for the recording sessions, everyone really put their all into it. Seeing that actually brought tears to my eyes. I think what we achieved by the end of it exceeded our expectations! I hope you all enjoy watching it in the cinema!” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)

 

LiSA | Comment

“I previously performed for the TV anime series, now I’m doing them main theme for the Mugen Train film arc. It’s personally my favourite arc from the manga, so I was able to add another layer of strength to the song. While the characters face sadness, they still have a fire lit in their hearts. I hope that all of you who may be sad have the strength to move forward just like them.” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)

 

©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

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  • UNIQLO’s UT Demon Slayer T-Shirt Collection to Release in Collaboration With GU

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  • Demon Slayer’s Zenitsu Gets His Own Japanese Custard Pudding at Lawson Convenience Stores

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  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Collaborates With Baby Star Ramen Noodle Snack

    26.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Oyatsu Company has teamed up with the popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba to release limited-edition packaging of its popular Baby Star Ramen dried noodle snack. The product released on May 25, 2020 in Japan.

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge which follows Tanjiro Kamado who becomes a demon slayer after his family is killed and his younger sister Nezuko turns into a demon. It was serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 2016 and recently concluded with its 20th volume on May 18, 2020. It has shipped 60 million copies. The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train will continue the story of the anime series’s first season when it drops on October 16, 2020.

     

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    A campaign is also being held for 400 fans to win an original Demon Slayer A2 poster. Each pack of the snack features an application mark on the back which they can use to sign up. This is being held in Japan only. Full details can be found on the campaign website.

     

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  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Ballpoint Pens Released by BIC

    16.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    A new series of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ballpoint pens were released as part of BIC’s “Click Gold Ballpoint Pen” series on ARMA BIANCA on May 10, 2020.


    The pen series is known for its luxurious-looking gold clip and ring. There are 13 pens in the Demon Slayer collection each based on a different character from the popular series. The pens are a compact size and have a thin body.

     

    Show your support for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in all weathers with one of these pens.

  • Demon Slayer Miniature Character Merchandise Released by SPINNS

    29.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese apparel brand SPINNS, which operates 38 stores in Japan, has released a new collection of merchandise for Weekly Shonen Jump’s hugely popular manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

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    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Shirt: ¥4,180 / Pouch: ¥1,320

    The line-up features a collection of tiny items to support your favourite characters from the show, from pin badges to key rings, stickers, and more.

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Key Rings: ¥748-¥880 

    Many of the items in the collection feature the Demon Slayer characters in superdeformed mode. The items are small enough so that even the less hardcore fans can show their support for their favourite characters without being too flashy.

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