The Japanese portal Yahoo! News Japan published an article titled “Will there be a second Kimetsu no Yaiba movie in 2022? TOHO director Minami Ichikawa responded to this, "describing an interview conducted with the director of TOHO Japanese film distributor, Minami Ichikawa, about the production of a second film in the franchise based on the Kimetsu no Yaiba manga.
“(Omission) TOHO, the distributor of the film Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen, announced the catalog of releases for next year. The information revealed the production of a new film from director Mamoru Hosoda, titled Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime. The story will take place in a virtual world inhabited by five billion people, and will be released in the summer of 2021 ".
During the press conference, the questions were mostly focused on the Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise, and director Minami Ichikawa took advantage of the opening to give a talk about it: «We have maximized efforts in each of the cinemas, and This led to the performance of the feature film exceeding our expectations. The movie was excellent and continues to be a huge success, however, it is not just us. The success is also for all those who have been showing up to see the film, they all contributed to the rescue of the film industry in Japan.
Finally, Ichikawa stressed, "We are more than willing to produce a sequel, no matter what it costs us." However, he emphasized: “Unfortunately, Aniplex, Shueisha and Ufotable are the ones who decide that, but we are more than willing in the field of distribution. At the moment, I have no knowledge about the production of a second film.
The feature film opened in Japanese theaters on October 16 in Japan and is a direct sequel to the events of the anime, adapting the "Infinity Train Arc" from the original manga. Koyoharu Gotouge published the manga in Shueisha publisher's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine between February 2016 and May 2020.
Synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen
Tanjirou Kamado and his friends from the Demon Hunter Corps accompany the Pillar of Fire, Kyoujurou Rengoku, on a mission to investigate a series of disappearances that occur inside a train. Little do they know that Enmu, one of the members of the Twelve Demon Moons, is also on board and has set a trap for them.
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