JNN: Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Gets Oscar Qualifying Run in Miami from February 26 for 1 Week
Japan News Networkreported today that the long-awaited North American screenings ofDemon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Trainwill be starting for a limited time onFebruary 26. The screenings will be held for one week in just the city of Miamito help the anime film qualify for this year's Academy Awards–of which the film is already in the selection, it just needed to be released publicly either online or through traditional means for at least a week.
The report comes from an interview with a spokesperson forthe Japanese TV news station Japan News Network. Thespokesperson stated that these screenings were just for the Academy Awards and that a full theatrical release is still in the works. Usually, to qualify for the Academy Awards, films must be screened in either New York or Los Angeles for at least a week, but due to the coronavirus, other cities were allowed on the list, including Miami. Streaming the film was also an option.
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Trainopened in Japanese cinemas on October 16 and had thebest opening weekendin Japanese cinema history, becoming thehighest-grossing filmin Japanese theaters ever, and currently the second highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film worldwide.You canread our review of the film here. The anime film is opening in Australia and New Zealand on February 25.
The Ufotable-produced anime filmcontinues to adaptthe manga series byKoyoharu Gotouge, which saw a TV anime series adaptation in 2019.TheDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no YaibaTV anime series streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired. The second season of the TV anime series, subtitled “Entertainment District arc”, willpremieresometime in 2021 on Japanese TV.