the cinema chain Saudi Cinema (سينما السعودية) revealed through a press release that the film “Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-hen» (Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village. Arc) will not be screened in cinemas of Saudi Arabia because the distributor refused to modify the content of the project. The press release issued by Saudi Cinema about the film says the following:
For those who are fans of the series demon slayerwe want to inform you about the movie Demon Slayer: To the Swordsmith Village. It is important to note that the studio that owns the rights to the film has decided not to make the necessary modifications so that it can be shown in movie theaters.
Let’s remember that Saudi Arabialike many countries of Middle Eastwhere the Islam, has quite strict rules regarding certain behaviors that we consider common and current in the West. So it seems that some quite explicit scenes have been the cause for which this country will now be left without the world tour of this Anime. Among the comments made by fans of the series, it can be seen that some have demanded that the film be classified as suitable for adults only so that it can be shown in theaters. While others have expressed their opinion saying: “I think they are creating controversy to increase people’s curiosity to see the movie, that is a cheap marketing gimmick”, “Please could they remove the scene and that’s it”, “We can close your eyes, but project the film, please”, among others.
Demon Slayer Banned in One Country: Is the Mitsuri Kanroji Scene the Real Reason?
Among the theories circulating about why the film Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village. Arc It has not been classified as suitable for adults only and the drastic decision has not been made not to screen it, there is the famous scene in which Mitsuri Kanrojialso known as the Pillar of Love, appears completely nude in the hot springs, with her pigtails acting as a form of censorship for her chest. This scene has been praised by many fans because she is faithfully recreated as seen in the Manga and Anime, showing her body in a natural and curvy way. Despite this, it seems that this famous scene from Mitsuri Kanroji is the cause of the film not being projected in Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, it is very important to note that so far it is only a theory and we must wait for a new press release from the theater chain to draw a conclusion.
It is worth mentioning that the film Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village. Arc has achieved great success in Japan and many other countries, attracting a large number of fans from all over the world. However, its distribution in this country has caused controversy.
Let’s remember that the movie Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village. Arc will be released in theaters Mexico next March 4. Anime fans across the country are looking forward to seeing this movie on the big screen. Thanks to the cinema chain cinepolisthe film will be available in theaters across the country, giving moviegoers
synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba:
Since ancient times, stories have been told about evil beings known as demons that prowl the forests and feed on humans.
Due to these rumors, people avoid leaving their homes at night. It is said that a demon hunter prowls the night in search of these bloodthirsty demons. For Tanjiro, a young man, these stories become a sad reality.
Since his father’s death, Tanjiro has made it his mission to keep his family together, despite adversity. But one day, his family is brutally murdered and his only surviving sister, Nezuko, turns into a demon. However, Tanjiro discovers that Nezuko still shows signs of human emotions and thinking.
With this, he begins his arduous quest to fight the demons and make his sister human again. In addition to Tanjiro, there are other important characters in the Demon Slayer series who accompany her quest to restore her sister’s humanity.
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