In 2020, Mugen Train became the highest-grossing film ever in Japan, so it’s not surprising to see that the Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Episode 1 release in cinemas also debuted at number one at Japan’s box office.
While Swordsmith Village is the next season of the TV anime, a special cut of its first episode will be released in cinemas all over the world in a special Demon Slayer world tour.
Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village Movie Cut Theatrical Release
The world tour kicked off in Japan recently, with a special event that happened on February 4 and 5.
Though before that, over 400 theaters in Japan screened the special movie cut of the first episode.
Specifically, this release features the 10th and 11th episodes of the Entertainment District arc combined with the first episode of the Swordsmith Village arc.
During its opening, the movie dominated Japan’s box office. Not only did it debut at the number 1 spot, but it also earned over 1 billion yen (around USD 7.5 million). This just goes to show how big Demon Slayer still is in Japan.
As it has only been released in Japan so far, not a lot of reactions are out yet.
However, based on a recent discussion on Reddit’s r/KimetsuNoYaiba, it seems that the first episode does not deviate much from the source material.
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Demon Slayer World Tour Dates
Following its release in Japan, the Demon Slayer World Tour is set to run in 90 countries all over the world.
There’s no info yet on the full list of countries, but it is expected that the movie cut will be screened in participating territories.
What’s confirmed is that the movie will be released in cinemas across the US this March, and the world tour will make an official stop in LA on February 18 featuring guests from the show’s cast.
Here is the complete list of confirmed Demon Slayer World Tour stops that will feature special events:
- Los Angeles: February 18 with Natsuki Hanae, Aimer, and Yuma Takahashi
- Paris: February 25 with Yuma Takahashi
- Berlin: February 26 with Yuma Takahashi
- Mexico City: March 4 with Natsuki Hanae
- Seoul: March 11 with Akari Kito and Yuma Takahashi
- Taipei: March 19 with Natsuki Hanae, Kengo Kawanishi, Kana Hanazawa, and Yuma Takahashi
The Demon Slayer World Tour Swordsmith Village movie version will be screened in over 1,700 theaters across the US this March.
More info can be found on the anime’s official website.
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