The popular Extended Reality (XR) ride, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc is all set to return to Universal Studio Japan!
Originally opened in September 2021, the XR ride allows fans to board the Mugen Train, seen in the 2020 Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train and the second season of the Demon Slayer anime.
The ride features characters like Tanjirô Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Kyôjurô Rengoku, Enmu, and Akaza as fans experience the battles as a 360-degree VR movie.
The ride is set to return to the park between February 1 to June 6, 2024.
A set of rules and regulations for the ride has been released on the official website as well. It states that people with the following conditions should avoid the ride:
Those with heart disease, abnormal blood pressure, injuries to the back, neck, hip, or spine, pregnant persons, those who suffer from motion sickness, fear of heights, epilepsy, claustrophobia, noise sensitivity, or recently undergone surgery.
However, those who use a wheelchair, prosthetic limbs, or other medical devices and those with other disabilities can partake in the ride with assistance from the staff.
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.