Demon Slayer Gains US Secretary of State as New Fan of Mugen Train

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There is little doubt that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie - Mugen Train deserves all the hype it got in the previous year. After all, the animated film brought in new fans for the franchise. Interestingly, these fans come from all walks of life and one of them just happens to be the US Secretary of State!

Antony Blinken, who is the current US Secretary of State, recently unveiled his Spotify 2021 year-end playlist which boasts a diverse collection of music from around the world. In addition to being a fan of The Weeknd, Adele, and Dua Lipa, the Secretary listens to international artists like Korean pop star Minzy and Filipino act Ben&Ben. Most interestingly, Blinken's list includes the Mugen Train closing theme Homura performed by LiSA!

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Homura is the emotional theme that plays as the credits roll in Mugen Train along with images of Rengoku Kyojuro, who dies protecting the passengers and his fellow Demon Slayers from the demon Akaza. The song itself is a gorgeous bookend to the story arc and a great track to include in a year-end playlist.

Although Blinken himself didn't announce his love for Demon Slayer, it is evident that the anime left a lasting impression on him if he repeatedly listened to the LiSA song. Needless to say, it's great to know that the US Secretary of State enjoyed the theme from Mugen Train.

Demon Slayer Season 2 is currently in the middle of the Entertainment District arc which has introduced a new opening and closing theme. This is the first time that a different artist (Aimer) is performing the themes for the anime.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 Episode 13 is also the sixth episode of the Entertainment District arc. Episode 6 is titled Layered Memories ("Kasanaru Kioku") which is a reference to the manga's 81st chapter. It will premiere on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 11:15 PM JST.

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