What’s up guys! It’s been a long time 😀
Just the other day I got to watch the English dub for the new demon slayer movie….
After a string of mysterious disappearances begin to plague a train, the Demon Slayer Corps’ multiple attempts to remedy the problem prove fruitless. To prevent further casualties, the flame pillar, Kyoujurou Rengoku, takes it upon himself to eliminate the threat. Accompanying him are some of the Corps’ most promising new blood: Tanjirou Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibira, who all hope to witness the fiery feats of this model demon slayer firsthand.
Unbeknownst to them, the demonic forces responsible for the disappearances have already put their sinister plan in motion. Under this demonic presence, the group must muster every ounce of their willpower and draw their swords to save all two hundred passengers onboard. Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen delves into the deepest corners of Tanjirou’s mind, putting his resolve and commitment to duty to the test.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
Let’s talk about the nice opening of the film where It’s just head honcho Kagaya is walking around with his lovely wife Amane, its a lovely slow start to the film which now has reached over 15 billion yen in Japan just recently! (how awesome is that)
The film picks up where the first season left off, with Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inouske after healing and then heading to a train to assist Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku with a demon crisis.
It’s amusing to note that both Insouke and Tanjiro have never seen a train before, and as you might have seen from trailers and other promotional materials, Inosuke is seen hanging out the window for the first half of the film because he’s excited, nothing less from our demon slayer with a boar head.
We only met the Hashira’s briefly last season, and we only really got to know Giyu and Shinobu, so it was great to meet another powerful demon slayer. Considering the fact that all of the Hashira’s are super strong and have their own aspect, it’s good to know that each of them has their own personality aside from “I must destroy demons.”
Rengoku is a very peculiar man, and he is a man with few words, as I and Zenitsu both realized.
I must admit, I had read the manga before seeing the film, so I knew what was going to happen next. When I’ve read something (like I read a bit of Attack on Titan before the last season came out), I’m still excited to see the pictures come to life in the anime, and I’m no stranger to loving Zenitsu’s panic attacks.
This film covers approximately 15 chapters of the manga, and I was not disappointed in the adaptation at all. It took me a long time to become involved in the demon slayer fandom, but the oddity of the characters and the deep conviction of the plot gradually pulled me in, reminding me of Jujutsu Kaisen and Ao no Exorcist.
Its nice to know that almost 12 minutes in, the film is starting to move in the way towards the whole point of the mission, and I’ve watched the whole first season and nothing is as horrible as the demon in front of the boys…
It doesn’t take long for Insouke to charge head first into enemy territory, only to be saved by Rengoku, demonstrating how much more training he needs to even come close to being as strong as a Hashira. I adore the silly goof ball as much as the next person, but I would love to see him grow stronger and learn how to prepare before going into battle later on, not just in the film.
Although the manga has finished, I continue to read and watch in the hopes that this will come true.
Watching each of them dream about something under the demon’s influence doesn’t surprise me all that much; we already know about Zenitsu’s love for Nezuko, Tanjiro’s love for his deceased relatives, and we just let Insouke slide because I believe he was dropped on his head when he was a baby 😉
When I looked at all of the dreams together, it didn’t surprise me that Tanjiro’s core is just a really clear sky, while Rengoku’s core is a pit of fire, almost symbolizing the forces they hold because Tanjiro practices water art and Rengoku practices flame art.
Then when it comes to the two other boys Zentisu is kind of a psychopath when it comes to the things he wants where as Inouske is practically a wild animal hence the boar head he always wears, In all I think this film gives us the sense of who they are not just on the outside but on the inside as well.
So let’s talk about the two brand new cast members that Funimation has given us for this film, Mark Whitten as Rengoku and Landon McDonald as Enmu, the movie’s powerful demon, and I have to say they did an amazing job bringing these two characters to life. As a long time dub watcher, I have heard a lot of new voices over the last two years to see more and more new opportunities being given to the new voice actors.
Despite all of the hard and fast-paced scenes that keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next, the film knows how to pull on heartstrings, and you’ll definitely be bawling your eyes out by the end because If you know what I mean, grab some tissues and get ready!
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