Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train – Movie Review


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train

An animated movie that first came to Japan in October has finally aired in the USA! On April 23, the movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train(2020), the sequel of the famous manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, came to theaters after the immense support from fans all over the world.

The Demon Slayer anime came as a surprise to everyone in the anime world because of its exceptional animation that made it reach everyone’s top charts. The anime was a total success, reaching over 150 million copies around the world and generating 456.1 million USD. There was no hesitation in continuing the Demon Slayer animation with the Mugo Train Sequel. 

The beginning of the movie started off with the main character Tanjiro Kamado, who roams the demon slayer world with his sister Nezuko Kamado, and two best friends Zenitsu and Inosuke, who makes his way into a running train starting his first mission. The point of the mission was to aid the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku destroy the demons who have been terrorizing the Mugen Train. They are faced with the demon Enmu position Lower rank one, from the twelve Kizuki ( the organization of the 12 strongest demons led by the demon king Muzan Kibutsuji) who has been troubling the Mugen Train.

The heroic squad is faced with two demons at the beginning of the movie, showing off the one of kind power from the flame Hashira Rengoku, where Ufotabe did one of the best jobs I have ever seen, with the most excellent the animation done out of all fighting scenes.

The kid-friendly style that the Demon Slayer world brings has always come in with enough action and entertainment to bring in older anime lovers, yet younger ones at the same time–the family-friendly nature of this film was demonstrated in a scene where all characters fall into a deep slumber. The slumber is able to isolate each character into their dream world of little to no action. These scenes were a perfect pause from the normal action-filled films everyone is used to, and brought a sense of comedy, where it filled the theater with laughs and smirks. However, that is how the slumber of the first two characters was depicted–for the other two, Tanjiro and Rengoku, it was filled with tears. Both of the characters had a hard life growing up, that, as viewers, led us to sympathize with them, and made everyone watching grow a deep connection with characters we barely saw. 

The movie proceeds to a final fight where Rengoku faces off against Akaza Higher rank three from the twelve Kizuki. The fight shows off the incredible skill between both Rengoku and Akaza. The fight scene’s animation is done perfectly, and early in the fight you can see that the animation was not rushed because of the intense detail orientation and the amount of clips. 

The two-hour movie seemed like just thirty minutes, but has fulfilled my mind with hours of perfect clips. The movie was an action-packed animated masterpiece that showed the best of both worlds, and is consequently playing a huge role in the uprise of  the anime and manga series. The movie is ideal for someone who wants to dabble into the world of anime. If you want to kick start your anime watch list, Demon Slayer would fulfill all your needs and is highly recommendable.