Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Blu-ray and DVD Japan Release Announced
The hit anime film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has been announced for a DVD and Blu-ray release in Japan on June 16, 2021. It will be sold in several editions, including an exclusive version in collaboration with the anime and manga chain Animate.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge that has been serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump since 2016. An anime adaptation by ufotable aired in 2019 to worldwide critical acclaim. An animated film, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, was released last year and covered the Infinity Train Arc of the manga series. Its success saw it entered into the Best Animated Feature Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards. A second season, Kimetsu no Yaiba – Yūkaku-hen, will premiere this year.
A special poster featuring exclusive art of Tanjiro and Enmu will be included with Animate Limited Pressing Edition copies. Additionally, these editions when bought at Animate will come with an A1 tapestry and A4 folder. Regular Edition copies will include a postcard. Fans who pre-order their copies early at Animate will also receive a set of seven large bromide pictures for Limited Pressing Editions and a single one for Regular Editions.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train – Japan DVD & Blu-ray Release
Animate Limited Pressing Edition Blu-ray: ¥12,870
Animate Limited Pressing Edition DVD ¥11,770
Limited Pressing Edition Blu-ray: ¥9,900
Limited Pressing Edition DVD: ¥8,800
Regular Edition Blu-ray: ¥4,400
Regular Edition DVD: ¥3,850
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train – Japan DVD & Blu-ray Release
Release Date: June 16, 2021
Globally Popular Anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba To Collaborate With New Era
NEW ERA, an international headwear brand, has released a collaborative collection with the hugely popular Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba anime, based on the manga by Gotouge Koyoharu. The collaboration will be available in NEW ERA® STORE’s nationwide and online from August 19, 2021.
The lineup is made up of 37 different items, with many themed around characters from the show or featuring the logo.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Collaboration page: https://www.neweracap.jp/collections/demonslayer
If you’re a Demon Slayer fan then make sure to check out this special collaboration!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba x NEW ERA
Availability: NEW ERA® STORE nationwide & online
Official Site: https://www.neweracap.jp
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles Gets Second Visual
15.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The second visual for the upcoming fighting game Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles was released in the newest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump on August 10, 2021.
The second visual drawn by ufotable, the animation studio behind the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series
Game Screenshots from Tsuzumi Mansion on Single-player Mode
The new visual features the playable characters available in Versus Mode, with some not having been seen in the first visual. Those who preorder the game can receive a special limited-quantity ufotable A4 sized clear file, with the first visual printed on the front and the second printed on the back.
Along with the visual, some new screenshots from Single-player Mode in the Tsuzumi Mansion were also released, and fans were excited to see some images of store-specific purchase perks uploaded on the official website.
Look forward to Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles, releasing on October 14, 2021!
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles
Release Date: October 14, 2021
Platforms: Playstation® 4 / Playstation® 5 / Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S / Steam
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimetsuhinokami?lang=en (@kimetsuHINOKAMI)
Official Site: https://game.kimetsu.com/hinokami/
Video Distribution Service dTV Announces Viewer Rankings for First Half of 2021
04.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Streaming service dTVⓇ has announced its overall viewer ranking for the first half of 2021. Did your favorite shows make the cut?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Attack on Titan The Final Season
dTV First Half Viewer Ranking 2021
- Jujutsu Kaisen (Anime)
- Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Anime Film)
- Tokyo Revengers (Anime)
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Anime)
- Attack on Titan The Final Season (Anime)
- Furuhata Ninzaburo Season 1 (Drama)
- Detective Conan (Anime)
- Alita: Battle Angel (Western Film)
- Kimetsu Academy (Anime)
- BTS JAPAN OFFICIAL FANMEETING VOL.5 [MAGIC SHOP] (Special)
The first and second seasons of Tozaburo Furuhata are no longer available. Season 3 is out now.
Pulling in the most views between January and July was Jujutsu Kaisen, the popular anime series following high-schooler Yuji Itadori and his struggle with curses and sorcery. The show took the top spot by a huge margin, sitting at number one for four consecutive months between January and April. What makes it so popular? It could be its blend of horror and comedy, making it an attractive watch for all kinds of anime fans.
In second place, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet. Who is Shuichi Akai, and what was his involvement in the disaster at the World Sports Games? This is the 24th Detective Conan film, and not one to miss, grossing over $20 million and holding the title of the third highest IMAX opening in Japanese history.
Rounding out the top three, anime series Tokyo Revengers tells the story of a delinquent with the ability to travel back in time. When his lover is murdered, Takemichi Hanagaki goes back to his junior high school days, intent on saving her life. Airing on dTV beginning in April, viewership has steadily increased, reaching #3 in May and hitting the top spot in June.
Unsurprisingly, two internationally beloved series also made the top ten. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Attack on Titan The Final Season sit in fourth and fifth place, making the top five an anime-only club. Kimetsu Academy, a junior and senior high-school spinoff of Demon Slayer sits at number nine, even though episodes are less than two minutes long on average. Never underestimate the power of animation!
The classic 1994 drama series Furuhata Ninzaburo began to climb the rankings after the death of Masakazu Tamura in April this year from heart failure. Though seasons one and two are no longer streaming on the service, season three was just added to the catalogue on August 1!
Hollywood epic Alita: Battle Angel, an adaptation of the sci-fi manga series, was the only western film to crack the top ten. BTS JAPAN OFFICIAL FANMEETING VOL.5 [MAGIC SHOP], which included footage of a special event with fans at the popular KPOP group’s last show at Kyocera Dome Osaka in 2019, finishes out the list.
While these ten might have drawn the most views, there are plenty of other films, concerts, dramas and anime series available on dTV, so be sure to check them out!
dTV 2021 First Half Viewer Ranking 2021
Official Site: https://video.dmkt-sp.jp/ft/s0007215
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba T-Shirt Collection Releases at Animo
Japanese anime and manga merch website Animo is selling a limited-edition collection of t-shirts based on the characters from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The line-up of six tees is available to buy until July 22.
Tanjiro Kamado Long Sleeve T-Shirt | ¥3,900 (Before Tax)
Zenitsu Agatsuma Long Sleeve T-Shirt | ¥3,900 (Before Tax)
Kyojuro Rengoku Long Sleeve T-Shirt | ¥3,900 (Before Tax)
Tanjiro Kamado Big Silhouette T-Shirt | ¥4200 (Before Tax)
Zenitsu Agatsuma Tanjiro Kamado Big Silhouette T-Shirt | ¥4200 (Before Tax)
Kyojuro Rengoku Tanjiro Kamado Big Silhouette T-Shirt | ¥4200 (Before Tax)
Demon Slayer T-Shirts
Order Window: July 14, 2021 – July 22, 2021
Buy Here: https://animall.jp/products/4549970213592
VR Demon Slayer Ride to Open at Universal Studios Japan in September
Universal Studios Japan has announced the opening of a new XR ride based on the anime and manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Set to run from September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022, the ride will incorporate the use of VR technology to make guests feel like they are onboard the Mugen Train from the series’ anime film adaptation.
On the ride, riders will see images and voices of the series protagonist Tanjiro Kamado as well as other characters such as Kyojuro Rengoku who is a major character in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train.
Another rollercoaster at the park called “Hollywood Dream The Ride” will also feature Demon Slayer, with fans able to hear the voices of Kamado and Rengoku as if they are all experiencing the coaster together. Two stories will be told across two periods, each featuring comical dialogue.
©吾峠呼世晴／集英社・アニプレックス・ufotable TM & © Universal Studios. All rights reserved.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride
Running: September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022
Demon Slayer x Hollywood Dream The Ride
Running: September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022
・1st Story: September 17, 2021 – November 7, 2021
・2nd Story: November 8, 2021 – February 13, 2022
Demon Slayer Rally
Running: September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022
Price: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)
Official Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s Nezuko Gets Embroidered Work Shirt Release
The Japanese online anime and manga merchandise website Animo is now taking orders for a work shirt inspired by Nezuko Kamado from the anime and manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba until July 22.
The front of the shirt features Nezuko’s name in Kanji and romaji while the back features a large embroidered design of the character with the words ‘PROTECT HUMANS!’
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Nezuko Kamado Embroidered Work Shirt
Order Window: July 7, 2021 – July 22, 2021
Price: ¥15,180 (Before Tax)
Product Page: https://animall.jp/products/4549970199506
SEGA to Release Exclusive Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Merchandise
11.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The Japanese amusement arcade chain GENDA SEGA Entertainment is set to collaborate with the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba from July 24 to September 12.
1st Run Prizes: July 24, 2021 – September 12, 2021 | Folders (10 Designs)
2nd Run Prizes: August 7, 2021 – September 12, 2021 | Pins (10 Designs)
3rd Run Prizes: August 21, 2021 – September 12, 2021 | Mini Art Panels (10 Designs)
*Available while supplies last
SEGA Exclusive Prizes
Releasing Late July 2021
Acrylic Fan Charms – Traditional Japanese Instrument Version (10 Designs)
Acrylic Snack Charms – Traditional Japanese Instrument Version (5 Designs)
Releasing Early August 2021
Mini Cushion Straps (10 Designs)
Big Acrylic Fan Charm (1 Design) – Exclusive to SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO
Twitter Retweet Campaign Prizes
Complete Novelty Sets
1st Run Prizes: July 23, 2021 – July 29, 2021 | Complete Set of Folders (3 People Only)
2nd Run Prizes: August 5, 2021 – August 11, 2021 | Complete Set of Pins (3 People Only)
3rd Run Prizes: August 20, 2021 – August 26, 2021 | Complete Set of Mini Art Panels (3 People Only)
Select SEGA amusement facilities across Japan will feature Demon Slayer prizes in their crane game machines featuring exclusive designs. SEGA Japan is also hosting a retweet campaign where lucky fans of the anime series can enter for a chance to win even more merchandise by following their official account and retweeting the campaign tweet.
©GENDA SEGA Entertainment Inc.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Eco Bag Collection Releases at ANIPLEX+
Aniplex released a new collection of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba eco bags are Lawson Group and ANIPLEX+ on June 15.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Eco Bags | 4 Designs: Dot, Motif, Kyojuro Rengoku, Stills | ¥980 Each (Tax Included)
The compact bags come in four different designs: one with cute pixel art of the manga characters, another featuring various symbols from the series, one dedicated to Kyojuro Rengoku, and another with a collection of stills from the anime.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Eco Bags
Released: June 5, 2021
Price: ¥980 Each (Tax Included)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Turns Into Confections at Japanese Convenience Stores
Bandai’s character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas released a new collection of traditional Japanese wagashi confections and tarts inspired by the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series at Lawson convenience stores across Japan on June 15.
Tabemas Demon Slayer
‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour.
Their line-up of three confections are based on Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Zenitsu from the series, each of which captures their charm points in terms of colour and design. Tanjiro is chocolate flavoured, Nezuko is strawberry, and Zenitsu is custard.
Tabemas Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2021 | ¥285 Each (Tax Included)
Demon Slayer Tarts
Tabemas has also baked up some no-baked cheesecake tarts featuring designs of Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Tomioka, Kyojuro, and Shinobu.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tarts | ¥249 Each (Tax Included)
Tabemas Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2021
Released: June 15, 2021
Available: At the chilled sweets section of Lawson convenience stores in Japan
*Natural Lawson and Lawson Store 100 stores not participating
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train Seen by Over 41 Million Fans Worldwide
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a 23-volume manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge that has been serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump since 2016. An anime adaptation by ufotable aired in 2019 to worldwide critical acclaim. An animated film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, was released in Japan in October last year and covered the Infinity Train Arc of the manga series. Its success saw it entered into the Best Animated Feature Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards. A second season, Kimetsu no Yaiba – Yūkaku-hen, will premiere this year.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train began rolling out in countries across Asia in October last year. Rollouts in Europe, US, Canada, South America, Central America, Africa, and Oceania have been happening throughout 2021, with the latest being in the United Kingdom on May 26. To date, it has screened in 45 countries and territories across the globe. In Japan, the Demon Slayer film has sold a total of 28.96 million tickets for 40.01 billion yen (about US$363.7 million) as of May 24. In the US, where it was released on April 23 and screened in around 1,600 theatres including 4DX and IMAX, it has sold a total of 3.51 million tickets for US$43.95 million. The box office records are only set to grow as more people head to the theatres.
The staff and cast of the anime series returned for this sequel film which takes Tanjiro and his companions aboard the Mugen Train to battle against their strongest enemy yet. The breathtaking animation is once again handled by ufotable, and LiSA sings the melancholic but powerful main theme Homura.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train
Official Website: https://kimetsu.com
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Escape Game Launches in Japan
31.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Real-life escape game creative company SCRAP launched a new escape game on Monday in collaboration with the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain | ¥3,400 (Tax Included)
‘Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain’ is a collaboration between SCRAP’s immensely popular ‘Real Dasshutsu Game’ escape game series which has been experienced by over 8.2 million people and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the anime series that has taken the world by storm when it aired in 2019. Its popularity surged once again with the release of the anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train last year, and the hype is set to continue when the second season of the anime begins airing this year.
This escape game is available to buy online at SCRAP GOODS SHOP as well as their stores. It’s an easy to use kit which only requires the use of a smartphone, PC, or tablet. Players can play with as many people as they like from the comfort of their own home.
The game is inspired by the battle between Tanjiro and the Lower Rank 5 Demon Rui on Natagumo Mountain. Players form part of the Demon Slayer Corps and must use the documents provided to solve riddles in order to defeat the demons.
The escape game features many characters from the series including completely new recordings by the actual voice cast for Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Tomioka, Shinobu, Kagaya, Rui, and the Kasugai Crows.
SCRAP has also released a collection of original merch illustrated by ufotable, the studio that animates the series.
Sticker Set ¥300 / Folder ¥1,000 / Folder Set ¥4,000 / Pins ¥500 Each / Key Rings ¥800 Each / Wooden Stands ¥1,500 Each / Memo Pad ¥800 / Bath Towel ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
Nezuko Wooden Box
A bonus wooden Nezuko box with a puzzle inside is also available which comes with a limited-edition Nezuko pin. Available for an extra ¥3,000.
The game is available in Japanese only. Do you have what it takes to escape from Natagumo Mountain?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain
Japanese Name: リアル脱出ゲーム×鬼滅の刃 鬼棲まう那田蜘蛛山からの脱出
Order Window: May 27, 2021 – August 28, 2021
Shipping: From June 3, 2021
Play Window: June 10, 2021 – November 28, 2021
Available: SCRAP GOODS SHOP / SCRAP Stores
Official Website: https://realdgame.jp/kimetsu/
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Merchandise Line-Up | MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON
23.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME
If you’re an anime fan in any part of the world, you have most definitely heard of, and likely watched, the title Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba by now, a series that has taken the community by storm. The series film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train was released in October 2020 and broke box office records in Japan where it stands as the highest-grossing film, becoming the first to beat Studio Ghibli’s classic Spirited Away which had held the position since its release in 2001. It was also the highest-grossing film of 2020. The film is currently showing in 19 countries and regions worldwide, with plans to release in Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere in the near future. What records will it beat next?
If you’re looking to display your love of the series in the form of merchandise, then we’ve got you covered. Check out our covers of these line-ups.
Demon Slayer Styling Color Wax
Styles your hair like the anime series’ characters for a day in seven different styles.
Demon Slayer Travel Bottles & Food Jars
Take your drink with you wherever you go with one of these travel bottles featuring designs inspired by the clothes of the series main characters.
ELEMENT SKATEBOARDS×KIMETSU NO YAIBA
Element and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba come together to release a collection of tees and skateboards.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 1/8 Scale Figure
ANIPLEX+ released a 1/8 scale figure of Nezuko Kamado in the middle of using her Pyrokinesis power.
Kyojuro Rengoku & Shinobu Kochi Figures by Figuarts Zero
Two detailed figures of Kyojuro Rengoku and Shinobu Kocho.
Demon Slayer Lunch Box
A collection of lunch boxes with designs inspired by the characters. The lunch boxes are designed to look like mugs, fitted with handles for easy holding.
Demon Slayer Click Gold Ballpoint Pen
A collection of ballpoint pens in colours based on the main characters.
ANNA SUI meets Demon Slayer
An apparel collection by ANNA SUI designed around the main female characters Nezuko Kamado, Shinobu Kocho, Kanae Kocho, and Kanao Tsuyuri, coupled with motifs of the brand. There’s even a children’s line.
1st Collab Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/ja/385621
2nd Collab Details & Kid’s Line: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/ja/417815
Demon Slayer Pyjama Sets
A collection of children’s loungewear with motifs designed around the characters’ clothes.
Ichiban Kuji’s Demon Slayer Stationery
A stationery series themed on the series with notebooks, pencil cases, and more.
Demon Slayer Assorted Merch
Assorted merchandise available through a lottery draw featuring figures, art panels, towels, rubber straps, and more.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train on DVD & Blu-ray (Japanese)
Releasing on June 16, 2021, if you pick up the Japanese DVD or Blu-ray at Animate stores, you get a range of exclusive goodies including a poster, tapestry, and folder.
Which pieces of Demon Slayer merch do you own, and do you own any of these awesome items from Japan?
Original Japanese Text: Natalie (MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON)