Although the first season of Demon Slayer has come to an end, the story isn’t over yet by a longshot. ufotable has decided to take the series to the big screen, releasing the next arc following the Recovery Training arc as a film. The recent trailer sees the lead characters take on a new mission which has already claimed the lives of multiple swordsmen, and thus leads to the Flame Hashira, Rengoku Kyojuro, dealing with the mission as well.
We know that both the director (Haruo Sotozaki) and the character designer (Akira Matsushima) are returning for the film as well.
Demon Slayer quickly became one of the more popular Shonen Jump series currently in publication, and that popularity only skyrocketed thanks to ufotable’s incredible adaptation of the series. It’s unfortunate this means fans in America likely won’t get to see the film for some time, but if this is what’s necessary to maintain the incredibly high quality of animation we’ve had thus far, then that’s what has to happen. Fortunately, the Infinity Train arc isn’t that long in the manga, running roughly 14 chapters, which is just enough to be perfectly adapted by a 90-120 minute film that isn’t broken up by commercials or opening and end themes.
Demon Slayer: The Infinity Train releases sometime in 2020.