Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is the number one movie in anime history, grossing hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office and causing a sensation as part of the second season of the anime adaptation. Today, it looks like the story of Tanjiro and his friends who board the Cursed Locomotive is going to be the subject of its very first live-action adaptation. Indeed, a play is planned in Japan later this year, in line with the history of the Shonen series in the world of live-action plays.
The news, along with the first image of the upcoming play, appeared in one of the final issues of Weekly Shonen Jump. Mugen Train will be shown in cinemas across Japan, specifically in Tokyo and Kyoto, in September and October of this year. The stars of this piece will be Rota Kobayashi and Hiroshi Yazaki as Tanjiro and Rengoku, who both reprise their roles, although this will be the last time we see Yazaki, given how the events of the Mugen Train unfold. unfold. Kenichi Suemitsu is responsible for writing and directing the play, having worked on Demon Slayer pieces in the past, and musician Shunsuke Wada will compose the soundtrack.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train broke box office records, quickly becoming the greatest animated film of all time, and nothing looks like it can steal the crown from it. The closest example to date is Jujutsu Kaisen, the prequel film which is also a supernatural Shonen series, which is slated to become the number two animated film based on the profits from its opening weekend.
Western fans unfortunately weren’t able to experience plays like this, with many anime franchises having created adaptations including My Hero Academia, Naruto, Beastars, and Yu Yu Hakusho to name a few. only a few. While North America has received live-action adaptations like Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop, we imagine there are plenty of anime fans out there who would love the chance to immerse themselves in one of these plays at the to come up.