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
Kyoto Sweets Shop Otabe Rereleases Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Snacks with New Designs
Otabe, one of the most popular sweets souvenir shops in Kyoto, Otabe, is known for its delicious matcha and mini-desserts. Starting May 12, the company has released nine uniquely packaged sweets inspired by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The limited-edition packaging will feature popular characters from the series. Previously, the company released matcha cakes for the crossover–this time, fans can enjoy choco-an flavor!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Choco-an
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Matcha
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Otabe (with Original Sticker)
Original Sticker: 15 varieties, 1 given at random
Focusing on the hashira from the series, fans will want to be on the lookout for their favorite character. These sweets can be bought at select stations in the Kyoto and Osaka area, major Kyoto tourist attractions, and online. In addition, matcha flavored treats will also be on sale featuring Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Hashibira Inosuke, Kagaya Ubuyashiki, and Muzan Kibutsuji.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Choco-an
Release Date: May 12, 2022
Price: ¥432 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: Train station in Kyoto & Osaka area, Major Kyoto tourist attractions, online.
Extensive Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Exhibition to Open at Sapporo Factory in Hokkaido
An exhibition focusing on the Mugen Train and Entertainment District Arcs of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will open at Sapporo Factory in Hokkaido from July 15 until August 7, 2022.
Fans of the series won’t want to miss this huge showing of Demon Slayer materials, including a video exhibit showing off some of the best fight scenes from the film and anime series on a massive screen.
Stay tuned for more details!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train Arc / Entertainment District Arc
Running: July 15 – August 7, 2022
Hours: 10:00-19:30 *Closing at 17:00 on August 7
*Admission permitted until one hour before closing time.
Venue: Sapporo Factory 3-jo 3F
Official Site: http://www.stv.jp/
Lotte Unveils New Gum and 35 Unique Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Wrappers
Lotte has released a new lemon gum flavor in collaboration with the popular series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba! With 35 distinct packages and gum wrappers decorated with famous scenes and quotes, fans can have a blast searching for their favorites.
A limited-time campaign is also underway until March 5, 2023. Fans can enjoy collecting special point coupons printed on each label for a chance to win some spectacular prizes!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba / Lemon
特典Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Gum Campaign
10 Points (50 winners selected by lottery)
Kaiyodo Special Original Figure <Sepia Color Ver.> *Set of 2
5 Points (1,000 winners selected by lottery)
Original Toy Car
3 Points (1,000 winners)
Original Sticker with New Illustration by ufotable *2 piece set
＊Along with a special point coupon used to enter into the campaign, there are 36 package varieties.
＊Point coupons are not included with every purchase.
How would you like to win one of these impressive prizes?
Lotte Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Lemon
Campaign Period: April 12, 2022 – March 5, 2023
Round 1 Deadline: September 30, 2022
Round 2 Deadline: March 5, 2023
Official Site: https://www.lotte.co.jp/
Nijigen no Mori Amusement Park to Begin Demon Slayer Collaboration in April
Nijigen no Mori, an amusement park located on Awaji Island in Hyogo, is teaming up with the popular anime and manga series Demon Slayer from April 9 until September 30, 2022! The event will feature unique events during the day and at night.
At night, guests can enjoy the Natagumo Mountain Night Walk, where they become members of the Kakushi and participate in a battle to the death between the characters Tanjiro Kamado and Rui. Participants will go on to experience the world of Demon Slayer on a 1.2 km long walk through the night forest, brought to life by a projection mapping spectacle showing Tanjiro and friends and their battle against the demons.
In the daytime installation, participants will go on a riddle-solving quest in an area with original character panels illustrated by ufotable. Participants will have the chance to explore the park and undertake a mission to find Tanjiro and friends. The attraction will feature limited-edition Nijigen no Mori original merchandise, as well as original food based on characters from the manga, such as Tanjiro Kamado and Kyojuro Rengoku.
Nijigen no Mori x Demon Slayer Collaboration Event
Running: April 9 – September 30, 2022
Address: 2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji, Hyogo
Official Site: https://nijigennomori.com/kimetsu_awaji/
Mobile RPG Monster Strike Reveals Second Collaboration with Demon Slayer
18.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The popular smartphone RPG Monster Strike is teaming up with the anime and manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba for a second collaboration starting March 15, 2022!
New Characters Available via Gacha
Characters Available through Fusion or Evolution
Collaboration Starter Pack
Exchange Exclusive Collaboration Characters
Collaboration Quest Characters (Selection)
During this second collaboration, players can snag big-name Hashira like Kyujuro Rengoku and Tengen Uzui, as well as other popular characters like Nezuko Kamado, Kanao Tsuyuri, and the siblings Sabito and Makomo.
The characters will be available via gacha, as will Tanjiro, Giyu Tomioka, and Shinobu Kocho from the first collaboration. Some characters will be obtainable through a series of collaboration quests, including Akaza and Enmu from the Mugen Train Arc.
Monster Strike x Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2nd Collaboration)
Hotel New Otani Tokyo Restaurant to Offer Demon Slayer Menu Throughout March
Tower Restaurant, located on the 40th floor of Hotel New Otani Tokyo, is offering a collaboration menu inspired by the anime and manga series Demon Slayer for the entire month of March. The space will also be decorated with Demon Slayer character cutouts perfect for taking photos with!
Limited March Menu
Breadsticks inspired by Inosuke’s sword
Zenitsu’s Smoked Eel Tapas
Kyojuro Rengoku’s Tom Yum Soup
Collaboration Non-Alcoholic Cocktails
8 Character-inspired Non-alcoholic Cocktails
Cocktail Order Bonus: Collaboration Coaster
Restaurant Guest Bonus: Lunch Mat
Along with this spectacular anime-inspired menu, the restaurant also offers a number of other normal dishes from beef stew to strawberry desserts.
No Demons Allowed Restaurant
Menu available until March 31, 2022
Hotel New Otani (Tokyo)
Tower Restaurant (Garden Tower, 40F)
Demon Slayer Game to be Released for the Nintendo Switch in June
18.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles is getting a Nintendo Switch version, with a release date set for June 9 in Japan.
The Demon Slayer manga series, written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge, has over 150 million copies in circulation, making it the ninth best-selling manga series of all time. It follows Tanjiro Kamado, a teen who strives to become a demon slayer after his family was killed and his younger sister Nezuko was turned into a demon. Combining both heartwrenching storytelling with just the right amount of comic relief, the title has amassed fans around the world.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles was released for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on October 21, and has sold over 1.32 million copious worldwide. It includes a solo mode that follows the Demon Slayer story, and also a Versus Mode, allowing players to fight other characters.
In the Nintendo Switch version, players can choose from a total of 24 characters to fight, including six demons added in previous free updates. By using Kimetsu Points, players can unlock characters and costumes, including the Summer School Uniform which will be a Switch exclusive. Physical copies are now available for pre-order, while the downloadable version will be available at a later date.
©吾峠呼世晴／集英社・アニプレックス・ufotable ©「鬼滅の刃 ヒノカミ血風譚」製作委員会
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles for the Nintendo Switch
Release Date: June 9, 2022
Official Site: https://game.kimetsu.com/hinokami/switch/
Hotel New Otani Osaka Announces Extension of Demon Slayer Collaboration Restaurant
Due to incredible popularity, Hotel New Otani Osaka has decided to extend the dates for its current Demon Slayer-inspired collaboration restaurant until March 31, 2022. Reservations for the month of March are now available.
Non-alcoholic Cocktails: (From Left) Zenitsu Agatsuma / Kyojuro Rengoku / Inosuke Hashibira
Original Chopsticks & Chopstick Bag Set
The aptly named ‘No Demons Allowed Restaurant’ features a Chinese course menu that brings the world of the popular series to life. From Nezuko’s Bamboo Appetizer Platter to a pork bun that looks quite a bit like Inosuke’s mask, anime fans will fall in love with this menu.
Guests can snap some photos at a designated photo spot featuring life-sized cutouts of popular characters in hotel staff uniforms. The entire space will be decorated with wisteria flowers.
Six non-alcoholic cocktails inspired by the characters will also be available during dinner time only. Guests ordering one of these drinks will get a coaster with a newly-drawn illustration by ufotable.
No Demons Allowed Restaurant
Location: Hotel New Otani Osaka, River Terrace Restaurant (3F)
Reservations for March Now Open
Running: January 22 – March 31, 2022
Yohji Yamamoto Reveals Details of New Demon Slayer Collection Using Traditional Japanese Fabrics
In January, it was announced that Yohji Yamamoto’s brand Ground Y would release a Demon Slayer-inspired collection. From February 10 until February 20, these items will be available at participating Ground Y stores nationwide as well as on THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO online store.
Original Bandana for Early Orders (while supplies last)
The collection is made exclusively from traditional Japanese fabrics, including silk from Ogura Fabrics, established in 1895. Fans can pick up cloaks and long coats featuring popular characters from the series including Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, and Kyojuro Rengoku. These illustrations were provided by ufotable exclusively for this collaboration.
A number of shirts will also be available, so be sure to grab your favorites before they’re gone!
Ground Y × Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Order Period: February 10 – February 20, 2022
Ground Y Stores (GINZA SIX/LaForet Harajuku/Shibuya PARCO/Shinsaibashi PARCO）
THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO Online Store: http://theshopyohjiyamamoto.jp/JP/shop/c/c20
(Sales from THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO are available from February 10 until February 20 at 23:59)
Bandai Candy Releases Second Round of Family-Sized Demon Slayer Tarts
Bandai Candy has begun selling the second round of Demon Slayer-themed tarts! This time, the family-sized treats will feature the taste of two varieties of cheesecake, and will be available at select AEON, AEON Style, MaxValu, and Daiei locations throughout Japan.
Each tart features characters from the popular Demon Slayer anime series with smiles on their faces. With a two-layered structure, customers can enjoy the flavor of baked cheesecake and gelatin cheesecake. Characters included are Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Giyu, Inosuke, Kyojuro, Shinobu, and Kanao.
Demon Slayer Big Tart Round Two ~Two Types of Cheesecake~
Price: ¥537 each (Tax Included)
Where to Buy:
AEON / AEON Style (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu)
MaxValu (Kanto, Hokuriku, West Japan)
Daiei’s Chilled Dessert Corner
※Products only available in limited quantities.
※Only available at participating stores.
Yohji Yamamoto’s Brand GroundY Releases Demon Slayer Collaboration Items
Yohji Yamamoto’s brand Ground Y has announced a collaboration with the globally popular series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
The new collection highlights the essence of Japanese craftsmanship, and each piece is made in Japan with Japanese fabrics.
This collection features the characters Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, and Kyojuro Rengoku, each drawn in a new style by ufotable. Yamamoto’s Ground Y aims to create new fashion possibilities in a ‘genderless’ and ‘ageless’ style that can be worn by anyone, and these pieces are no exception.
More details on the collection including the product lineup and release date will be announced in late January 2022, so stay tuned!
Ground Y × Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Where to Purchase:
Ground Y GINZA SIX, Ground Y LAFORET HARAJUKU, Ground Y SHIBUYA PARCO, Ground Y SHINSAIBASHI PARCO, Ground Y THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO
Official Site: http://yohjiyamamoto.co.jp/groundy
Hotel New Otani Begins Collaboration with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Hotel New Otani will begin a limited-time collaboration with the wildly popular Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series from January 1, 2022 until March 31, 2022.
The hotel has locations in six cities around Japan (Tokyo, Makuhari, Osaka, Nagaoka, Tottori, and Hakata), and each one will also hold collaborative events. Characters from the ufotable series will be featured in original illustrations dressed in hotel staff uniforms to greet guests.
A special collaborative room decorated with popular Demon Slayer characters will be available to book during the campaign period. Hotel New Otani’s restaurant will feature new menu items inspired by the anime and manga series, all designed by the head chef. These meals will be available at the Tokyo, Makuhari, and Osaka locations.
The collaboration isn’t being kept to the hotel entrance or special room at the Tokyo location–guests will see Demon Slayer characters lining the elevator walls and corridors as well.
Popular sweets store Patisserie SATSUKI has created new products for the collaboration. Nine mini-sweets will be available for purchase.
Hotel New Otani x Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Reservations for January Now Available
*Reservations for dates after February 1 to begin in January 2022
*Reservations for dates after March 1 will begin in February 2022.