How to Watch The Demon Slayer Movie And Preorder The English Sub Blu-Ray
How to watch the Demon Slayer Mugen Train movie?
The Demon Slayer Mugen Train movie was released since October 16, 2020, in Japan, but has yet to leave the archipel, so how can we watch it? Fans in America might finally be able to do soon as news regarding the Demon Slayer movie USA release is coming March 16 – moreover, the Blu-Ray and DVD release with English subs was announced in Japan. Here’s everything you need to know.
How to Watch the Demon Slayer Movie?
While the Demon Slayer movie was previously announced in USA for an early 2021 release date, no further announcement has been made so far. However, the official English Twitter for the series teased some kind of announcement coming March 16, and we might finally hear about the release date. Stay tuned as we will update this story as soon as possible when the announcement is up.
Usually, a movie for a franchise as big as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba would definitely get screenings at anime events such as Anime Expo. Sadly these aren’t happening with the Covid-19 pandemic, so we can only wait for a theater release. If you don’t feel like getting to the theaters, the other alternative is the get the DVD or Blu-Ray of the Demon Slayer movie.
Today, March 16, an official press release was published. This shared information that the movie would be coming to theatres in the US and Canada on April 23, 2021, before being released digitally on June 22, 2021!
When the movie is released digitally, fans can watch it on Apple TV, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Google Play, PlayStation Store, and Amazon.
How to Preorder the Demon Slayer Mugen Train Movie Blu-Ray or DVD?
Aniplex announced that the Demon Slayer Mugen Train movie will be launching on DVD and Blu-Ray in Japan on June 16, and will include English subtitles. Meaning it’s import friendly.
The Demon Slayer Movie also has a Limited Edition, which contains:
A special cover and box by character designer Akira Matsushima and animation studio Ufotable (Samples above)
Audio commentary with the seiyuu
A Bonus Drama CD
A Bonus DVD featuring: 1/ Footage of multiple stage greeting events at various theaters. 2/ Recordings of various TV shows where the staff or cast were invited as guests. 3/ A collection of the TV commercials for the movie.
A special booklet containing staff and seiyuu interviews.
The limited edition is priced at 9,900 Yen for the Blu-Ray version, and 8,800 Yen for the DVD version. Meanwhile, the normal edition is priced at 4,400 Yen for the Blu-ray version, and 3,850 Yen for the DVD. (All prices are tax included).
As it is often the case, be it with games, or DVD and Blu-ray releases of movies, several shops in Japan also include shop specific preorder bonuses with the Limited Edition of the Demon Slayer movie. If you can speak Japanese, and planning to import one of these, you can find the detailed list of goods here.
In particular, the official Ufotable Web Shop has a special edition for 12,870 Yen on Blu-Ray (11,870 Yen on DVD), which includes:
The Limited Edition
Acrylic stand of Kyojuro Rengoku
A set of 7 Genga illustrations of the movie
A set of five A6 sized illustration cards
Sample illustrations for these goods are right below. Right after the announcements, so many fans rushed to anime studio Ufotable’s site to preorder this edition that the site ended up crashing for several hours:
The biggest of fans, with the adequate budget, should be aiming for this special edition. Problem is, the Ufotable Web Shop does not ships internationally. Meaning you’ll have to use a proxy. This can make things quite expensive, so be sure to do your homework and pick the most adequate service.
The other and easier way to get the DVD or Blu-ray for the Demon Slayer movie would be to order it on Amazon Japan. Or on online shops such as CD Japan, which ship internationally. These online shops might include stocks of the Special Edition from the Ufotable Web Shop as well. This will be your best bet, so be sure to check these shops’ listings.
In related news, a Demon Slayer game on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Steam is also in development and planned for a 2021 release.