Demon Slayer the Movie : Mugen Train

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Dominick Peralta, Staff Writer

Every genre of movies has that one movie that really stands out and is seen as the innovation or golden egg that brings in a whole new audience of viewers to the big screen. We see the latest hit movie that is redefining the anime movie industry being the brand new Demon Slayer movie the Mugen Train. Produced by Japanese animation studio Ufotable and directed by Haruo Sotozaki, Demon Slayer hits hard with the fans of the series, reminding them of what they loved in the first season whilst making the story stand out. While also bringing a whole new audience to the demon slayer franchise and the anime movie industry as a whole. Bringing in over 450 million dollars in revenue and receiving a 8.4 out of 10 from IMDB (Internet Movie Database); itis no shock to see why fans are in love with this movie

 

“I really liked the movie it held up to the hype that I felt when I first watched the show earlier this year.” said senior Kimberly Schaad. ”  I loved how it made me cry and laugh at the same time, sad times.”

Mild spoiler alert ahead.

Following directly from the end of season one, Mugen Train picks up the story following the adventure of our main characters, Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamada, as they fight to protect a train full of passengers from the main villain of the movie, the demon Enmu. We see new backstory and explanations to questions many fans have had since the end of season one while also keeping a good balance and development of the supporting side characters. We see the true talent of Ufotable at work here with the beautiful adaptation of fight scenes that left the audience on the edge of their seats wanting more. Without forgetting to add more to the rich lore and world building that the previous season had done, we see just how hard this studio worked. 

 

“ I did not expect the ending at all I thought the movie was over and then BLAM. More movie.” said senior Valerie Gomez. “If I could watch it all over again I definitely would.”

Major spoilers ahead.

Personally, I found myself captivated by this movie. It has found unique ways to keep me interested in the movie, keeping me in my seat for the whole hour and 57 minutes of the show. They did an excellent job with the balance of emotion making me feel sad and terrible for the death of Tanjiro’s family and seeing the sacrifice he has to make even after watching the death of one of his mentors. While at the same time mixing in those small moments of comedic relief that we can clearly see with the two supporting characters, Inoskue Hashiba and Zenitsu Agatsuma. Although I did feel like the story pacing was really slow at first, the movie made up for it with the action pack fight scenes. Seeing the clash of the determination from the main character mixed with the narcoleptic powers from the main baddie was a mix that I did not think would work well but absolutely blew my socks off. 

 

“I got a little bored I wont even lie in the beginning but it totally made up for it in the end. ” said junior Serena Torres. ” The art was absolutely incredible I couldn’t leave my seat, even though I had too use the restroom badly.”

 

Needless to say this movie is a must watch for all of those in the anime community and even those looking for a glimpse into these genres of movie. With the way they handled their character development, world building, animation and amazing soundtrack, I personally rate this movie a solid 8.5 out of 10. I cannot really go any higher because all though I thought the movie was amazing, it was still lacking when it came down to pacing. Slow in the beginning but still making up for it in the end Mugen Train saved itself in the end. I would highly recommend this movie for those of you who are anime fans or even those who just want a little taste into what this movie genre has to offer.