DEMON SLAYER: TO THE HASHIRA TRAINING Receives Official Global Theatrical Release Dates

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba -To The Hashira Training- Revealed as World Tour Theatrical Release. Check out the upcoming installment featured on the big screen.
Demon Slayer: To the Hashira Training

Aniplex and Crunchyroll announce Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba -To The Hashira Training- as a Global theatrical release. A world tour was announced for the next chapter of the visually stunning, dramatic, and massively popular anime series. Song Pictures Entertainment will bring the next installment to the big screen as a sneak peek at the highly anticipated new arc from February.

Fans will be able to check out the cinematic release of the film next month. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba has recently aired the latest arc of the anime series, Swordsmith Village Arc. Along with dubs for English, Spanish, and Portuguese, the iconic anime also has subtitles for Russian, Hindi, and Arabic, adding to the accessibility to fans around the globe on Crunchyroll.


The recent arc aired as a series consisting of 11 episodes, featuring the Mist and Love Hashira. The Swordsmith Village Arc was also granted a special preview on the big screen as fans watched the magnificent conclusion of the Entertainment District Arc, with the big screen experience. 

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Theatrically Releasing Hashira Training Arc 

Crunchyroll, the ultimate home for anime worldwide, announced international theatrical dates for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training-, bringing Tanjiro and the Demon Slayer Corps back to the big screen in a not-to-be-missed theatrical event starting on February 21.  A new trailer was also released for the upcoming release, which you can view below:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- will allow fans to revisit the gripping finale of the Swordsmith Village Arc while getting a sneak peek at the highly anticipated Hashira Training Arc in one extra-sized blockbuster experience. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- marks the first time fans can watch the finale from the Swordsmith Village Arc in theatres and the first time ever they can see the beginning of the Hashira Training Arc. 

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- will be distributed in North American theaters, including in IMAX and premium large formats (PLFs), starting on February 23 by Aniplex of America, Crunchyroll, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Global theatrical release dates include: 

  • February 21: Malta 
  • February 22: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland (Italian-speaking), Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela 
  • February 23: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States 
  • February 24: Estonia, France (note: two-day event screening), Switzerland (French-speaking), and select countries in French-speaking Africa 
  • February 27: Austria, Germany, Switzerland (German-speaking) 
  • Additional territories’ theatrical dates including India to be announced soon. 

Additionally, fans will have an opportunity to attend special advanced fan screenings as part of a global World Tour, including select cities in Crunchyroll/Sony Picture Entertainment territories.  

In addition, Crunchyroll revealed details about the Demon Slayer; Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Hashira Training- World Tour Special screenings in the following territories. Fans can also find a list of all participating cities worldwide at THIS LINK.

  • February 10: New York City, New York | Regal Union Square 
    • Special Guests: Natsuki Hanae, Hiro Shimono, & Producer Yuma Takahashi 
  • February 13: Berlin, Germany | UCI Kinowelt Colosseum 
  • February 17: Mexico City, Mexico | Location to be announced 
    • Special Guests: Takahiro Sakurai, Kengo Kawanishi, & Producer Yuma Takahashi 
  • February 19: São Paulo, Brazil | Cinemark El Dorado 
  • February 24: Paris, France | UGC Normandie 
    • Special Guests: Natsuki Hanae, Producer Yuma Takahashi, and featuring a musical performance by milet 
  • February 25: London, United Kingdom | BFI IMAX 
    • Special Guests: Natsuki Hanae & Producer Yuma Takahashi 

Ticket on-sale dates will be announced soon unless otherwise noted. Also, Crunchyroll plans on announcing an India World Tour stop date/location later on.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is based on the manga series by Koyoharu Gotoge published under SHUEISHA’s JUMP COMICS, which consists of 23 volumes and over 150 million copies in publication. The animation production is by ufotable. 

This new release will be even more exciting as the Hashira training arc marks an important development stage for Tanjiro. This is a brilliant opportunity to witness the start of such a grand new chapter, with an impacting experience that theatrical debuts can grant.

It’s fantastic that fans around the world are being included in such a momentous installment of the beloved anime series. It will be exciting to finally watch the next installment as the story continues to mount excitement and increase the stakes. 

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- will premiere on February 21, 2024. Further dates for the World Tour can be found on the website, along with the special screenings that will be held on February 10 for the US (Regal Union Square, New York) and February 25 in the UK (BFI IMAX, London). 

About Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- 

Original Story: Koyoharu Gotoge (JUMP COMICS / SHUEISHA) 
Director: Haruo Sotozaki 
Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Akira Matsushima 
Screenplay Production: ufotable 
Sub Character Design: Miyuki Sato, Yoko Kajiyama, Mika Kikuchi 
Prop Design: Masaharu Koyama 
Art Director: Koji Eto 
Director of Photography: Yuichi Terao 
3D Director: Kazuki Nishiwaki 
Colour Setting: Yuko Omae 
Editing: Manabu Kamino 
Music: Yuki Kajiura, Go Shiina 
Animation Production: ufotable 
The story begins when Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family is killed by a demon, joins the Demon Slayer Corps to turn his younger sister Nezuko back into a human after she is transformed into a demon. In April 2019, the television anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba first premiered with the Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc, followed by the release of the feature film Mugen Train in October 2020, and the television series Mugen Train Arc and Entertainment District Arc from October 2021, and the Swordsmith Village Arc from April 2023. 

What do you think of next theatrical release for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba? Are you excited about the upcoming special screening where you live? Will you be attending to see the start of the Hashira Training Arc? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more anime news. 

SOURCE: Crunchyroll 

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Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.