It has been a long time since we saw Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke and Zenitsu board the train that would take them on new adventures in the finale of the first season of the ‘anime’ Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer, also known as Guardians of the Night in Spain). The wait was long, but the continuation of the story finally reached theaters in Colombia in the form of the movie The Infinite Train.
This is unusual. In general, Demon Slayer Mugen Train movie online based on ‘anime’ series are independent of the main plot and are not always part of the canon. In this case, this film is mandatory for all those who want to continue watching the already announced second season. But is this story really good enough to justify its arrival on the big screen? Let’s find out in this review.
Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) the movie: the infinite train is an adaptation of chapters 54 to 69 of the ‘manga’. Tanjiro and his friends join Kyojuro Rengoku, the pillar of fire, on a train in which multiple people have disappeared due to the actions of a demon. The person in charge is Enmu, one of the “waning moons” in the service of Kibutsuji who has the ability to manipulate dreams. The protagonists are trapped in happy dreams while running the risk of having their souls destroyed by the demon’s minions.
Pillar of fire? Waning moons? If they don’t know what we’re talking about, it’s because they haven’t seen the first season of the ‘anime’. In that case, we do not recommend that you go to the cinema to see this movie. Although you are going to enjoy a couple of intense action sequences and interesting character designs, you are not going to understand much of the story. Part of the emotional core of the film revolves around what happens to Tanjiro’s family at the beginning of the series and it will not have the same effect on those who have not seen those episodes.
But fans of Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) who are up to date with the series are going to really enjoy what the movie The Infinite Train offers them. Kyojuro Rengoku is a great character with a very funny personality. Seeing it in action is supremely satisfying. On his side, Tanjiro evolves as a character having to confront his tragic past through dreams and witness the power of the enemies he will face in the future.
Sadly, not all characters get the same attention. Inosuke and Zenitsu’s dreams don’t teach us anything new about those characters or their backgrounds. Instead, they prefer to delve into the comic elements of their personalities in a not very original way. Fortunately for fans of the ‘boar head’, he actively participates in the battle against Enmu alongside Tanjiro, but those who want to see Nezuko and Zenitsu in action will be disappointed. His participation in combat is very brief.
But let’s go back to the initial question. What makes Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer): The Infinite Train so special that its creators decided to make a movie instead of regular episodes of the series? Honestly, nothing. It is true that this film has a more polished animation than that of the series, CGI effects and an ostentatious soundtrack that go beyond the budget of a normal episode. But it is nothing that could not have been presented in the usual way. There’s really no compelling reason why this story should be a feature film rather than four or five episodes of the series.