I went to see Mugen Train – Demon Slayer the other day. I went in blind, having only looked at the blurb. Biggest hit since Spirited Away, a high watermark of the art form, etc. Since it was also in the arthouse cinema, I assumed it would be a self-contained thing. Boy, was I wrong. It’s a bridge of season 1 and 2 of an anime show. After a brief opening scene, it just sort of starts, or picks up, I guess, from the show. There’s a ton of convoluted background story and terms impossible to comprehend if you just walked in off the street. Like me. The animation was praised too, but I wasn’t that blown away by it. There was some cool stuff, of course, but the parts didn’t always work together as well as they could have, I thought.