Demon Slayer: Mugen Train: An Anime Review

Dreams. Some people seek them out, doing different tasks before they fall asleep to ensure them. Others dread dreaming. Either way a nice dream is always wonderful. Something to be sought out. The real question is: how far would one go for a lovely dream?

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train; original title Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen, is a movie that takes place in the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba universe. I was blown away by the film. I wrote a review of the show, which I love. It gives a brief history of the manga to start of the series. I recommend watching season one before watching the movie. 

The movie picks up right where the series left off. Our heroes make it to the train in time and everything seems to be fine. Well, as fine as things can be with Inosuke taking in the marvels of a train ride as only he can. The boys even find Kyojuro Rengoku quickly after they board. It is a good thing, too, since this would not be the pleasant trip that most of the passengers are hoping for. There is a demon that is tormenting humans when they are at their most vulnerable: in their sleep! 

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is a gorgeous movie. That is not surprising, as the anime is animated so well. I really wish I could have seen this in the theater on the big screen. I would have, if not for the pandemic. There was an incredible amount of work put into making this movie, and it paid off in a big way. We got to learn more about the characters and meet some interesting new demons. 

I loved this movie. It had a little bit of everything that makes a great chapter in an anime. There are twists throughout the story. The new characters made me feel a lot of things. The concept for Demon Slayer: Mugan Train is also just so neat. I know I keep talking about the animation but the animation for the train alone makes it worth a watch. 

I very highly recommend Demon Slayer: Mugan Train. The story was almost as wild a ride as the train itself. The animation is awe inspiring. The characters continue to develop from the series, which is wonderful. The writers could have easily scaled back on character development due to the time constraints of a movie but chose not to. The music also helped set the mood for every scene. 

Don’t wait to watch this one, anime fans.



Published by thiathebard

Lover of games, writer of articles and member of Real Women of Gaming. Thia the Bard has been writing from a young age and has always been a fan of the fantastic. She grew up playing video and board games. She loves trying different table top and role playing games. Thia is a proud geek and member of many fandoms. She is also interested in cosplay and Steampunk. Thia is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Time not spent gaming or running around in garb is usually spent writing. Always keep sparkling!

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