Fans of Demon Slayer are expressing their disappointment over the recent US premiere of Demon Slayer: To The Swordsmith Village movie, with some considering the movie a scam as it mainly consists of a recap of the previous season, with very minimal addition of new content.
The movie is 110 minutes long and includes a recap of episodes 11 and 12 from the Entertainment District Arc and one new episode from the upcoming Swordsmith Village Arc, although notable during the promotion of the film, it was explicitly stated that the movie would include two previously released episodes and one new episode. This is seen within the first 30 seconds of the trailer.
Following the US release, fans took to social media to express their disappointment with the movie, stating that they felt scammed.
The cinema after scamming my ass cuz i paid 12€ to watch the demon slayer movie with only 1 hour of new content pic.twitter.com/WJKAfST9Nm
— 7th starry prodigy (@Stellarinho) February 25, 2023
They tricked me with that demon slayer movie had me watching two recap episodes and one new episode bruh pic.twitter.com/wX22bsGioI
— Johnny (@JohnnySpittin) March 4, 2023
Didnt realize the demon slayer movie “to the swordsmith village” was gonna be a huge recap of the last arc. It was like an hour and a half of “TO THE” and thirty minutes of “SWORDSMITH VILLAGE”
— Pippin 🗑💜POSSUM VTUBER (@PippinPoubelle) March 4, 2023
Bro this demon slayer movie is half recap wtf 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/gvXiCj6zRt
— Foster (road to 5 Trillion) (@d3admanw0nder) March 4, 2023
To everyone saying that people should’ve read the description for the Demon Slayer movie, when you see shit like this weeks prior to a release how can you not expect the same shit as Mugen Train. Not nowhere does it tell me it’ll be a recap. That shit was a scam🗿 pic.twitter.com/YsIF6FCE6Y
— No Face Nibba (@BlankFace_Games) March 4, 2023
also I didn’t get the memo that the new demon slayer movie was literally a season recap and 1 episode so that was a major let down LOL
— delanie (@strongwaifu) March 4, 2023
Just wasted 15 dollars to watch a recap of demon slayer pic.twitter.com/kUCwX3GIfk
— Dai (@VegetaBurner) March 5, 2023
Demon Slayer has garnered worldwide attention, attracting many viewers who don’t usually watch anime films. Other fans who have watched the first film and anime seasons were likely expecting a new standalone movie but instead were disappointed to find out that the new film only consists of a recap of the previous season.
While regular anime watchers are usually aware that these films often include recaps, fans are taking issue with the fact that they feel like they wasted money over a “recap movie.”
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