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Demon Slayer Anime Movie Will Be R-Rated In The U.S.

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Demon Slayer Update: The anime phenomenon Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is to be rated R as it will be released next month on 23 April in theatres in the United States. In the aftermath of its release last October, the animated feature film broke records in Japan, raising $100 million within its first ten days as a result of the continuing pandemic of coronavirus that did not seem to deter Japanese viewers from watching this film in the process. The film soon overtook the Spirited Away of Hayao Miyazaki as the top film in Japanese history with a gross domestic value of $350 million.

The entire title of Demon Slayer is an animation: Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Train, in reference to the famous manga series: the film’s Kimetsu no Yaiba. The show follows a young child, Tanjiro Kamado, who wishes to become a demon slayer after the slaughter of his kin.

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He must also find a solution for Nezuko, his younger sister who is slowly transformed into a ghost. The movie finds Tanjiro and Nezuko together to chase a demon, who has triggered the death of many demon killers, together with legendary swordsman Flame Hashira Kyōjurō Rengoku, on a Muge Train.

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train will earn the ranking for the “violence and gruesome pictures” after smashing box office records in Japan next month as it premieres in theatres across the United States. Kotaku says the film is unmistakably brutal, but only PG-12 has been provided in Japan, which is equal to PG-13 in the USA, to make a distinction.

The IMAX and 4DX Theatres, with early tickets on offer, will screen the show and all its R-rated beauty as film premieres take place on April 23. But possibly the MPAA certification of the film is of no significance to the American audience, since film theatres are still not completely available. Demon Slayer, instead: Mugen Train is likely to hit US audiences on June 22nd with its streaming and downloadable download. The film is available in an English version as well as a subtitled version.

Directed by Haruo Sotozaki, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has broken box office records which were recorded 20 years ago in Japan, and have also been included in the most successful non-English films ever. The film caught the hearts and creativity of Japanese viewers, but how it would become an import from the United States needs to be seen.