Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train is making its highly anticipated appearance on Cartoon Network’s Toonami programming block.
Adult Swim recently announced on Toonami co-creator Jason DeMarco said that the success of the installment. the movie made the copyright price too high for Toonami to buy.
The “Mugen Train” arc of Demon Slayer was originally released as a film in 2020 and made headlines after becoming the highest-grossing anime film of all time — a title it still holds today. It also became the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time and the highest-grossing film of 2020. The film was praised for its impressive animation and soundtrack, as well as its faithful representation of the original plot. of manga. The “Mugen Train” spinoff was later released as a seven-episode adaptation for the television format, after which Hulu and Netflix acquired the streaming rights. This is the version that Toonami will show, while the movie version is still available on several other streaming platforms including Crunchyroll and Amazon Prime Video.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was first published as a manga in 2016 by author Koyoharu Gotouge. It quickly received widespread acclaim and popularity, and after Ufotable released the anime adaptation in 2018, Demon Slayer became a breakout hit worldwide. The story is about Tanjiro Kamado, a teenager in Japan’s Taishou period. His family fell victim to a vicious, cannibalistic attack, with his sister Nezuko being the only survivor turned into a demon. Tanjiro becomes a demon hunter to find a cure for Nezuko and a chance to avenge his family.
The series is a shounen title but has attracted audiences everywhere thanks to its impressive animation and character depth. Despite wielding the demon-killing sword Nichirin on a daily basis, Tanjiro is incredibly kind and finds sympathy even with man-eating demons, making him a lovable protagonist loved by fans everywhere. admired demographics. He and his checkered haori became the faces of one of the most profitable media franchises of all time, surpassing Pirates of the Caribbean and Sesame Street in just a few years.
Toonami has been trying to acquire the streaming rights to Demon Slayer, but unsurprisingly the price to do so will be steep. Toonami fans expressed both joy and some concern about X, with one user saying: “And all you pay for is no other new shows for a whole year!”
Toonami’s November 11 lineup will also include One Piece, which will release at 1:30 a.m. EST, and Naruto Shippūden, which will release at 2:00 a.m. There hasn’t been any publicly announced information about whether Toonami will attempt an acquisition or not. streaming rights to Demon Slayer’s newest season, “Swordsmith Arc.”
In the meantime, fans can watch all seasons of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on Hulu, Crunchyroll, Netflix, and Prime Video.
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