Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village

NZ release: 02 March 2023

Violence and content that may disturb Rated on: 02 March 2023

Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba - to the Swordsmith Village

What’s it about?

After their hard fought victory at the entertainment district, Tanjiro (Natsuki Hanae), Nezuko (Akari Kito), Zenitsu (Hiro Shimono) and Inosuke (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) travel to a secluded village where they meet new allies and a dangerous foe.

The facts

  • Directed by Haruo Sotozaki (Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie)
  • English subtitles and Japanese language
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • This is the third film-length Japanese anime film which compiles scenes from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba animated series (Episodes 10–11) and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Swordsmith Village Arc (Episode 1).

Why did it get this rating?


There is a small amount of nudity where a character’s boobs are shown but are slightly covered by her hair.


A demon is seen holding a woman’s dismembered body, a large bite mark on her calf is shown. Although there is little detail, this may frighten younger viewers.

Bloody/ fantasy violence

There are many long fight scenes which involve highly dramatic fantasy violence. Even though the violence is fantasy, characters’ injuries are usually quite bloody. This may be too intense for some younger viewers.


A flashback shows a character being repeatedly beaten as a child. Another character is bound and burnt alive, and they are still alive when they are found. This could can be disturbing and alarming.

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