Demon Slayer is banned from cinemas in Saudi Arabia
The third season of Kimetsu no Yaiba will premiere to the general public on April 9, but before that the first episode is being broadcast in theaters in several countries around the world.
However, there are countries where fans will not have the opportunity to watch Kimetsu no Yaiba in theaters, such as in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Cinema profile published the following message on its profile:
“For fans of Kimetsu no Yaiba, regarding the film “Demon Slayer – To the Village of the Swordsman”, we would like to clarify that the company that has the rights to distribute the film has refused to make the requested modifications so that the film can be be broadcast in our cinemas”.
لمحبي سلسلة ديمون سلاير
بخصوص فيلم Demon Slayer: To the Swordsmith Village
نود التوضيح بعدم رغبة الاستوديو "مالك حقوق الفيلم" بإجراء التعديلات المطلوبة ليتم عرضه في دور السينما pic.twitter.com/tPtXh63kix
— السينما السعودية (@alcinema_sa) February 28, 2023
Let’s translate? Basically the company that owns the film refused to censor the anime as the cinema asked, we don’t know exactly what they asked to be “modified”, but fans think it’s Kanroji’s bath scene, which is present in the first episode and that leaked online:
Now comes an interesting detail, tickets for the Kimetsu no Yaiba movie are already being sold to cinemas in the United Arab Emirates, which is a neighboring country to Saudi Arabia, apparently is that the only problem there?
We recently published here on the site that Animax has returned to India and that anime is being censored there, they are covering all the cleavages of the female characters.
Anyway, it’s a shame for the fans there, but apparently the movie won’t be broadcast.