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Demon Slayer: To the Hashira Training Theatrical Film Global Release Dates Revealed

A World Tour Special Screenings will be held in selected countries, where special guests, including voice actors and movie producers, will visit!

KIMETSU NO YAIBA © 2016 by Koyoharu Gotouge/SHUEISHA Inc.

Aniplex and Crunchyroll have revealed the global release dates for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- theatrical anime film, which is a compilation film just like -To The Swordsmith Village- film, taking the last 3 episodes of the Swordsmith Village arc and combining them with the 1st new episode of the Hashira Training arc.

The following release dates are for countries in America, Europe and some parts of Africa (Asian countries, including India, are yet to get their release dates soon).

  • February 21: Malta, Switzerland (French-speaking)
  • February 22: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland (German-speaking), Switzerland (Italian-speaking), Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • February 23: Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
  • February 24: Belgium, Estonia, France, Luxembourg, and select countries in French-speaking Africa
  • February 27: Austria, Germany

North American fans, buy your tickets for the film right here!

Additionally, the staff of the film earlier announced a World Tour Special Screenings in selected countries, where special guests, including voice actors and movie producers, will visit! The schedule and link to purchase those tickets are as follows:

  • February 10: New York City, New York | Regal Union Square
  • February 13: Berlin, Germany | Colosseum Filmtheater Berlin
  • February 17: Mexico City, Mexico
    • Special Guests: Takahiro Sakurai, Kengo Kawanishi, & Producer Yuma Takahashi
  • February 19: São Paulo, Brazil | Cinemark El Dorado
  • February 24: Paris, France | UGC Normandie
    • Special Guests: Natsuki Hanae, Producer Yuma Takahashi, and featuring a musical performance by milet
    • Purchase tickets here
  • February 25: London, United Kingdom | BFI IMAX

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc will release in Spring 2024, with a one-hour special episode while the special recap movie, along with the 1st episode of the Hashira Training arc, is set to release in Feb 23, 2024 in Japan.

The staff details are as follows:

  • Original story: Koyoharu Gotouge (Shueisha Jump Comics)
  • Director: Haruo Tonozaki
  • Character Design/ Chief Animation Director: Akira Matsushima
  • Script production: ufotable
  • Sub-character Design: Miyuki Sato, Yoko Kajiyama, Mika Kikuchi
  • Prop Design: Shoji Koyama
  • Art direction: Masaru Yanaka, Yuri Kabasawa
  • Art direction: Koji Eto
  • Director of photography: Yuichi Terao
  • 3D director: Kazuki Nishiwaki
  • Colour designer: Yuko Omae
  • Editing: Manabu Jono
  • Music: KAJIURA Yuki, SHIINA Go
  • Opening theme song: MY FIRST STORY x HYDE “Yumegen” (BEAT SEEKER MUSIC)
  • Animation Production: ufotable

About Demon Slayer:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It was serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collected in 23 tankōbon volumes.

The 26-episode 1st season by Ufotable was broadcast from April to September 2019. October 2020 saw the release of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, a sequel that became the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time.

Demon Slayer entered its second season with 18 episodes, which debuted in October 2021 and concluded in February 2022, covering the Entertainment District arc. Concurrently, in February 2023, a compilation film titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village was released. From April 2023 to June 2023, a third season consisting of eleven episodes was broadcast, showcasing the Swordsmith Village arc.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Demon Slayer as follows:

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

Source: Crunchyroll