Deadline reports that Japanese box office phenomenon Demon Slayer – Kimetsu No Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train has been set for a North American theatrical release on April 23. Aniplex of America and Funimation are distributing the anime adaptation which in December became the highest-grossing film in Japanese history, dethroning Spirited Away, which had held the title for 19 years.
Demon Slayer began breaking records when it opened in Japan on October 16, 2020. It was the fastest film to achieve over $100M at the Japanese box office, getting there in just 10 days. It has now grossed an estimated $368M in Japan and is also the most successful IMAX release of all time in the market. The film opened at No. 1 in Australia and New Zealand last month and has made over $10M in Korea where it is the No. 2 title of the year since releasing in late January.
The long-anticipated U.S. and Canada release will be R-rated and will include 4DX and an IMAX component. It will be available in both dubbed and subtitled versions. Advance tickets go on sale April 9 via Funimation’s website.