As the premiere date for Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc comes closer, PVR has announced a piece of unfortunate news.
The latest press release by the Indian Censor Board has given the movie an “A” censor rating.
The Central Board Of Flim Certification stated that the movie has been rated “A” due to the heavy violence and falls under the ‘Gory’ category.
Hence, anyone under the age of 18 will not be allowed to watch the film in theatres, despite PVR’s efforts to reach all of the Indian fans.
This is a big setback for the theatres as the majority of anime fans in India fall under the 13-18 age demographic.
However, many fans are happy with the “A” rating decision as well, since this means that the movie will hit Indian theatres without any cuts.
Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc movie is set to release in Indian cinemas on March 17, 2023.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc episodes 10 and 11 of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc, as well as the first Swordsmith Village Arc episode.
Director Haruo Sotozaki, character designer and chief animation director Akira Matsushima, the animation studio ufotable, and the main cast are all returning for the new arc.
Netflix is streaming all three seasons of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series in India.
Crunchyroll is streaming the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc anime with Hindi dubs.
Source: Press Release