As the release date for Demon Slayer: To the Swordsmith Village film in India approaches closer, watching the much awaited anime movie in the theatre with like minded people might turn out to be a distant dream for many, as PVR brings an unfortunate news.
According to their latest press release the Indian Censor Board has given the movie a big “A” censor rating. The Central Board Of Film Certification stated that the movie featured heavy violence and falls under the ‘Gory’ category.
This would mean anyone under 18 will be prohibited from watching the film in the theatres, despite the continued efforts by PVR to make it available for all the Indian fans.
It would also be a huge set back for the theatres as the majority of the fans come under the 13-18 age group.
However, on the bright side, with this ‘A’ rating, Demon Slayer: To the Swordsmith Village will release in Indian theatres without any cuts.
Demon Slayer To The Swordsmith Village movie is scheduled to release in Indian theatres on March 17, 2023.
The film is a special feature length cut, which will consist of episode 10 and 11 from the Entertainment district arc and the hour long first episode of Demon Slayer Season 3 Swordsmith Village Arc in 4k with remastered audio.
It premiered in Japan on Feb 3, 2023.
The theatrical screening of the first episode of Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc has earned over 2 billion yen (USD 15 million) in the first 10 days of its release at the Japanese box office.
Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc anime will release in Japan in April 9, 2023. The first episode of the anime will be aired as a one-hour special episode.
First season of the anime adaptation, consisting of 26-episode, produced by Ufotable aired from April to September 2019. A sequel film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, was released in October 2020 and became the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time. An 18-episode second season of the anime series aired from October 2021 to February 2022.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It was serialized in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collected in 23 tankobon volumes.
It has been published in English by Viz Media and simultaneously published by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform.
Source: Press Release