13 Oct 2021 3:58 PM +00:00

Demon Slayer Movie Faces Complaints on Violent and Brutal Scenes

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train recently sealed the deal and made its make to be the highest-grossing film in Japan, and the highest-grossing anime movie globally. However, despite the popularity of the flick, it faces new and surprising complaints as regards the violent and brutal scenes that were depicted.

Being one of the largest franchises in Japan, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train was released on Fuji TV, a cable network, where the whole first season of the anime was released, and from then on, Japan's Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization received complaints as regards the violence and brutality in the film.

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In a report from SoraNews24, Japan's Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization got complaints about the brutality and violence depicted in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train that innocent audience were shocked as to how far the movie went with the bloodshed and cruelty shown in the film.

One of the anonymous complaints said, "I was incredibly uncomfortable at the grotesque depictions of people being eaten, an arm being torn off, and other terrible acts of violence." While Demon Slayer was not named to be the movie getting some complaints, it was described as "the primetime broadcast of an anime work with a famous movie," wherein only the said movie fits the schedule said.

The BPO Youth Committee released a statement as regards the complaints, they assured the fans that the criterion for cable release was met by Demon Slayer, "The popularity of the series and movie suggests that its content has been deemed acceptable. In addition, the concept of voluntary viewer discretion while watching is widely understood and accepted."

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Currently, Demon Slayer is on its second season on the anime show wherein the first half would be a re-adaptation of the Mugen train arc and it is expected to have the same level of brutality and violence, or worse, than the movie.

If you want to refresh your mind with what happened in the first season, it is currently on Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Hulu for those with an active subscription on the following streaming platforms. The Demon Slayer movie is also a few weeks away from releasing its Blu-Ray and DVD copies. As for the manga of the anime, Viz Media has it available in both physical and digital copies.

Demon Slayer Season 2 is currently streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and VRV.