On the evening of Monday, May 24, Funimation will host a free IMAX screening of Demon Slayer
– Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train.
The screening will begin at 5.30 p.m. for a 6 p.m. start, and will end at approximately 8 p.m. It will be an IMAX screening at a venue in central London
- the exact address will be given on the tickets - and will be first-come, first-served, and limited to one per person. Tickets will be available at this link at 5 p.m. today, Wednesday May 19.
Face coverings and social distancing will be required, and the event will be held in accordance with government guidelines and strict safety rules.
More screenings of the film will take place in UK cinemas on Wednesday, May 26, and "soon" in Ireland
; it will be shown in both subtitled and dubbed versions in select cinemas, including IMAX; screening details and ticket links can be found on the film's website.
The plot is summarized by Funimation as follows:
"Set after the events of the television anime
series, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train follows Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke on a new mission, investigating the mysterious disappearance of over 40 people
aboard the Mugen Train with one of the Demon Slayer Corps' most powerful swordsmen, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku."
The film is the blockbuster cinema sequel to the Demon Hunter anime series, and it is the highest-earning anime film in Japan ever, having ranked #1 in Japan for 12 consecutive weekends at the box office, in terms of number of tickets sold, as of December 27, having sold over 24 million tickets to earn approximately US$314 million.
TOHO and Aniplex will handle the film's distribution in Japan, while Funimation and Aniplex of America will screen the film in North American theaters in early 2021.