Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba, the acclaimed work of mangaka Koyoharu Gotōge, is hot and is about to get hotter. The manga debuted in February 2016 on Shonen Jump and was completed in May 2020. It had an amazing run, providing enthusiasts around the world with an exciting story to follow over the course of three years. The anime adaptation was well directed and animated. While strongly sticking to the original story, it makes one feel like they are witnessing the character’s development for the first time. From the well choreographed fighting sequences to the characters expression, we are exposed to an amazing display of talent that will be ingrained in our memories for a long time.
The first season was a success! And while the second one most likely won’t air before next year, fans were served with the first movie of the series: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train. It is definitely worth watching for an array of reasons. The most relevant one being that the movie picks up where the last episode of season 1 left off. This is exciting news because it is different, most movies based on an anime series often depict a non canonical part of the story that stand aside from the arcs. But here we are treated with a relevant continuation of the story, with enough zest to satiate our thirst until season two drops. But there is a catch. While the movie was released in Japan today October 16th, 2020, it won’t be coming to North America before 2021. Fans will have to watch the original version until the dubbed one becomes available.
For the uninitiated, The story follows Kanjiro, a charismatic boy set on a journey with his sister Nezuko, intending to find a cure for the latter who was turned into a demon by a curse. Along the way they fight together against demons, protecting the innocent. They make friends and foes, discovering a new world that was previously unknown to them.
I had a lot of fun reading the manga and watching the anime, I most certainly will be looking forward to the next season. Until then, Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train will be my appetizer.