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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Anime Film Now Scheduled for Western Release…in Australia and New Zealand

At last, the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train anime film will finally get an overseas release! Unfortunately, it may not be where you want it to be. Specifically: Australia and New Zealand.

Rengoku munching on bento with a shocked Tanjiro and Zenitsu watching in Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.
The one happy Australian with everyone else watching.

The Hoyts Group is Australia’s second-largest movie theater operating company. Hoyts owns more than 50 cinemas with over 400 screens in Australia and New Zealand, so it makes sense why they’d be among the first to give us news of any Demon Slayer: Mugen Train screenings there. They actually have the film listed as one of their offerings now, with the release date set for February 25, 2021. Which, as of the time of this writing, is only a week away.

The runtime for Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is 117 minutes, so theater-goers in Australia and New Zealand are in for a good 2-hour ride. In fact, their synopsis reveals slightly more details about the plot, which reads:

Falling forever into an endless dream…

Tanjiro and the group have completed their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion, and they arrive to their next mission on the Mugen Train, where over 40 people have disappeared in a very short period of time.

Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zenitsu and Inosuke join one of the most powerful swordsmen within the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, to face the demon aboard the Mugen Train on track to despairard [sic]

Demon Slayer: Australia and New Zealand Gets All the Good Stuff

Australia's new Demon Slayer: Mugen Train poster.
Aww, they even have a new poster too.

Aside from those details, there’s no other new information about any other screenings for Demon Slayer: Mugen Train anywhere else. Especially not for the US, to which Aniplex still claims an “early 2021” release date. So unless you’re willing to fly all the way to Australia or New Zealand just to see the film with English subtitles, you’re boned. Or as they say in Aussie-speak: you’re out of luck, mate. Hey, at least you won’t have to deal with the local wildlife though.

Australia's killer wildlife.
Almost worth getting to watch Mugen Train.

Conclusion

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is finally getting a screening in the Western world on February 25, 2021! Unfortunately, this long-awaited anime film is only in Australian and New Zealand theaters. Oh, well. You’re better off not having to brave the spiders and snakes anyways.

A spider/snake fusion of the most horrific kind.
Maybe not both at once.

Source: Hoyts Cinemas

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