Demon Slayer Movie Gets March Release Date In Malaysia

Malaysian cinema chain Golden Screen Cinemas announced that Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- the Movie: Mugen Train will screen in Malaysia in March. The general screening will begin on March 5, while the fan’s screening will take place on March 6 and 7.

GSC will also screen another anime movie, the 3DCG Stand By Me Doraemon 2, in the same month. The general screening will start from March 5, while the fan screening will be on March 6 only.

The announcement comes a few days before the country begins transitioning from the Movement Control Order (MCO) 2.0, which was implemented in January in response to rising COVID-19 cases, to less strict implementations of the measure on March 5. Cinemas were given the green light to operate starting from that date.

Malaysia was originally supposed to have the fan screening for Mugen Train from January 9 to 10, with those dates also being the result of prior postponements. The movie will be a GSC exclusive.

Mugen Train premiered in Japan on October 16, 2020 and surpassed Spirited Away as the country’s top-grossing movie in December 2020. The movie recently hit the number one box office spot in South Korea and Australia. 

Mugen Train is a sequel to the 2019 Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- anime. The movie follows the demon slayers Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibara, as well as Tanjiro’s benevolent demon sister Nezuko, as they board the titular Mugen Train (Infinity Train) on a mission for the Demon Slayer Corps. On the train, they meet the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku. Unknown to them, the Lower Rank demon Enmu is also onboard and has been assigned to kill Tanjiro.

A second season of Demon Slayer was announced in February and will premiere this year.

Source: GSC Facebook page

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. In the years since, he has experienced the unexpected advent of multiple legal anime streaming platforms in Southeast Asia, changed his Warhammer 40k army twice, and started collecting Infinity and Battletech miniatures. Outside of gaming and watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time self-learning Japanese and reading manga and light novels in their native language.
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