Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Takes Down Theater Websites All Over Japan

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train


We knew that the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train anime film would be hot, but when tickets released online at midnight tonight in Japan, most film theater website either went down from the sheer amount of people trying to buy tickets for the Friday film or had queues ranging in the hundreds of thousands. This caused the terms TOHO, AEON Cinema, and “All movie theaters” to trend in Japan as people tried to understand how to buy tickets to Japan’s hottest film of the year.


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train


A tweet from United Cinemas explaining that the online ticket sales website is currently down:





The website for TOHO Cinemas, one of the biggest chains in Japan, didn’t have the website go down, but was chugging along when checked, with users who able to get in seeing that the queue for tickets was over 200,000 people strong! No wonder the site wasn’t at full speed!





Earlier in the day, the official Twitter account for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba announced that filmgoers will also receive an adorable special coloring in sheet drawn by manga creator Koyoharu Gotouge. This is one top of the already announced 84-page booklet that features the story of Rengoku’s first mission as a Demon Slayer that will be given out to everyone who sees Mugen Train.


While the sheets given out at screenings are limited to 2.5 million people, the images were released on the official website, letting anyone download them to color in at home!





Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train continues to adapt the manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge, which saw a TV anime series in 2019. The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime series streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired.


Sources: Demon Slayer on Twitter, United Cinemas on Twitter


The cast of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba poses for a Crunchyroll ad banner.


Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram. 

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