Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- the Movie: Mugen Train to stream for free on iQiyi PH,SEA on June 16
Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: June 10, 2021 at 6:37 PM PHT (GMT+8)
Movie and video streaming platform iQiyi Philippines has revealed on Thursday that Japan's highest-grossing film of all time and the block-buster animated film sequel of Koyoharu Gotouge's "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" series titled "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie - Mugen Train" will be streaming on IQiyi starting June 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM Philippine Time. The film will be available for streaming for FREE through the iQiyi app and website accessible in over 10 Southeast Asian territories including the Philippines.
The main cast and staff of the TV anime adaptation are reprising their roles for the film. It is animated by animation studio ufotable with Haruo Sotozaki serving as the director. Akira Matsushima serves as the character designer, and Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina compose the anime's music composition. LiSA also returns to perform the film's theme song ”Homura" (Flame). The film is distributed in Japan by Aniplex and Toho and premiered in Japan on October 16, 2020.
The cast includes:
Natsuki Hanae as Tanjiro Kamado
Akari Kitō as Nezuko Kamado
Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira
Takahiro Sakurai as Giyū Tomioka
Saori Hayami as Shinobu Kochō
Satoshi Hino as Kyōjurō Rengoku
Kana Hanazawa as Mitsuri Kanroji
Reina Ueda as Kanao Tsuyuri
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Genya Shinazugawa
and many more.
The film is a direct sequel to the anime series and covers the events of the "Mugen Train" story arc.
Film's Timeline in Box-Office:
On May 27, 2021, the film surpassed over 40 billion yen in box office revenue with a total of 28.96 million admissions locally in a span of 7 months since the film's premiere in Japanese theaters last October 16. Worldwide, the film exceeded the 50 billion yen mark with a total figure of 51.7 billion yen from over 41.35 million admissions.
On December 28, 2020, the film was officially considered as the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan after dethroning Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 animated film 'Spirited Away' with 30.8 billion yen of all-time sales.