Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has received an R-rating in the US from the Motion Picture Association. That means anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult to watch the film in theatres.
The reason for the R-rating? Apparently, the new Demon Slayer movie will contain “violence and bloody images.” If you’ve seen the anime series on Netflix, that sounds about right. There’s definitely a lot of violence in Demon Slayer, and because Demons get bits and pieces of themselves hacked off all the time, there’s also a lot of blood.
That said, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has been out in Japan since October, and they only gave it a PG-12 rating (just one year younger than our own PG-13 rating). Japan is just a little bit more desensitized to the oceans of blood spilled in anime than we are here in North America, it seems.
For those unaware, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train takes place immediately following the events of the first season of the anime. Tanjiro, Neuko, Inosuke, and Zenitsu all board a train along with the Flame Hashira Kyojuro to track down a demon that has been killing demon slayers.
Predictably, they all get attacked by demons aboard the train and have to defend themselves. Hilarity (and probably a lot of blood judging by the rating) ensues.
Mugen Train earned 32.47 billion yen ($313.9 million) in its opening weekend, catapulting it to the number one grossing film ever to release in Japan. The movie has since been both dubbed and subbed for its US release, which will be coming on April 23 in theatres and June 22 on select digital platforms.
And Demon Slayer isn’t content to just stop at the big screen. A Demon Slayer video game is also in the works for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan sounds like it’s going to be a traditional fighting game featuring characters from the anime, but publisher Aniplex has released precious few details and no release date.
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