A leak from Weibo claimed that the Arc of Infinite Dimensional Strength from the manga of Koyoharu Gotouge, Kimetsu no Yaiba, will be adapted into a film format. Little is explained within the leak, but it comes from a major source that has never failed in the past, so it’s pretty reliable.
Now, speaking of the leak, it’s important to note that “film format” is a pretty rough translation. We adopt that term because it is not specified if it will be just one movie or several, although many bet that it will be more than one considering the extension of the volume in question. It should be noted that the Arc of Infinite Dimensional Strength encompasses the chapters 70 to 183 (Volumes 16 to 21) from the original manga, which is a tremendous amount.
For comparison purposes, the hit film Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Resha-hen adapted the Infinity Train Arc, which only spans the chapters 54 to 69 (Volumes 7 to 8). While it’s pretty clear that there will be one (or multiple) movies for the Infinite Dimensional Fortress Arc, there’s a chance that it will be adapted as a series first and the conclusion of this arc will be adapted as a movie. Anything could happen, so it’s best to wait for a confirmation!
On the other hand, it should be remembered that the Pilar Training Arc will be adapted in the already confirmed next season of Kimetsu no Yaiba. This small arc covers chapters 128 to 137 (Volumes 15 to 16) of the original manga, making it quite short for an entire season of only twelve episodes to be devoted to it. What will be the real plans entrusted to Ufotable?
The third season aired during the season of Spring-2023 (April-June) in Japan and had a total of eleven episodes, while the platform crunchyroll is in charge of its distribution in the West. Besides, Koyoharu Gotouge published the original manga through the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from the publisher Shueisha between February 2016 and May 2020, compiling the work in a total of twenty-three volumes.
General Synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba
Tanjirou Kamado lives with his impoverished family on a remote mountain. As his older brother, he took responsibility for supporting his family after his father’s death. On a cold winter’s day, he goes down to the local village to sell charcoal. At dusk, he is forced to spend the night at the home of a curious man who warns him of the existence of strange creatures that roam the night: malevolent demons that crave human flesh.
When he finally gets home, Tanjirou’s worst nightmare comes true. His entire family has been brutally massacred, with the sole exception of his sister Nezuko, who has turned into a carnivorous demon. Filled with hatred and despair, Tanjirou desperately tries to stop Nezuko from attacking others, embarking on a journey to avenge his family and find a way to turn his beloved sister back into a human.