Demon‌ ‌Slayer:‌ ‌Mugen‌ ‌Train‌ ‌Review‌ ‌


Alexa Perez

Demon Slayer, a popular anime that began streaming in 2019, has just released Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train in the U.S. It has taken the box office by storm. 

Demon Slayer (Kimetsu No Yaiba) tells the story of a young boy named Tanjiro Kamado. He lost his entire family while he was away trying to sell coal to feed his family. When he finds them, he realizes his sister, Nezuko, is still alive but has turned into a demon. He sets out on a journey to become a demon slayer and find a cure to turn his sister back into a human. 

The movie takes place right after the end of season one where Tanjiro, Inosuke, Zenitsu, and Nezuko set off to help Hashira (a higher ranking demon slayer), Rengoku, on the Mugen train.

After watching the movie, I truly believe that it was a beautiful adaptation of the manga. The animation style of Demon Slayer is known for its truly unique matte design and it never fails to shock an audience. Not to mention, it did a great job of going hand in hand with the manga, and I believe that is what made it more enjoyable. The movie moved at a perfect pace and didn’t try to rush the plot. However, even viewers who have not read the manga were able to enjoy the movie and be moved by the new characters. The character of Rengoku truly had an influence on Tanjiro and the rest of his friends.

“I personally really liked the movie and was able to enjoy the story progression. The animation was very well done making the fighting scenes incredible. I also enjoyed how much the story didn’t progress too fast and was able to keep the audience captivated,” says Kimberly Garibay (12).

The movie is a huge arch for the show, and it’s exciting to see the beginning of the challenges Tanjiro and his friends will face. As a reader of Kimetsu No Yaiba, I think people who watch the movie and enjoy it will not be disappointed with what is to come. Even if people haven’t particularly watched any animated shows but want to get into it, I think Demon Slayer is a great show to start off with because it is a great display of enjoyable art style. 

If shonen (genre of animation and comics aimed toward younger males) isn’t something you enjoy much, Kimetsu No Yaiba has something for everyone. Throughout the movie I cried, laughed, and truly admired some of the characters for their perspectives on life itself. The fight scenes were incredible. I would recommend this movie and show to everyone. 

“I went to the theater with high expectations and the movie surpassed them. The character development for Rengoku was excellent despite what little time they had to develop his character. Mugen Train was an incredible arch that clearly moved the show into season 2. I am truly excited for season two,” says Marcus Perez (9).