It was all rave when Demon Slayer: Mugen Train made it onto the big screens; now it is time for The Mugen Plane.
You’ve heard it right; All Nippon Airways, most commonly known as ANA, has collaborated with Demon Slayer in piloting an aircraft with their characters featured on their planes.
Japan never fails to surprise its citizens, or neither its Otaku community. Recently, ANA illustrated its latest livery featuring on each side of the massive Boeing 777-200ER. Tanjiro, the main character, is displayed on both sides of the plane, with Flame Hashira Rengoku and Sound Hashira Tengen standing behind him on either side of the fuselage. What a way to pay homage to the highest-grossing Japanese film ever!
Well, featuring the livery of popular shows or movies on an aircraft is quite common; that’s what you might think. Yes, you are quite right. However, ANA has gone a step further and revamped the interior of the planes too. The aircraft features specially designed head covers with Demon Slayer characters, with some covers showing Tanjiro Kamado donning a pilot’s uniform.
It’s routine for the plane and its crew to carry out announcements throughout the flight duration; however, the ANA took something as simple as announcements and made it fun by planning to make the announcements from characters like Tanjiro, Tengen, and Rengoku.
The cabin crew will be seen wearing an exclusive Demon Slayer apron; with a small easter egg, Nezuko pops out of the pocket of the cabin crew’s aprons. Also, ANA will provide exclusive goods like drink bottles, paper toys, and luggage tags through its in-flight purchasing service; you can carry a few memories back with you.
Luggage tags feature Nezuko as a flight attendant, Tanjiro as a pilot, Hashibira as a ground controller, and Zenitsu as a cabin crew.
Check out all the Demon Slayer goodies from ANA.
It’s not the first collaboration for ANA; they have already worked with other anime and video game studios. Pokemon has frequently collaborated with ANA; perhaps the most well-known instance is the Pokemon Jet promotional aircraft.
With high levels of customer appreciation for its new liveries and souvenirs, the airline hopes to continue its partnership with the anime; as fans, we hope that collaboration continues and leads to new anime collaborations in the future.
On October 2, the officially designated Demon Slayer Jet 3 will fly for the first time, with both the departure and arrival points at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, after which it will fly domestic.
Here is the flight schedule for almost six times a day from October 3.
- Haneda to Fukuoka (7:25 a.m.)
- Fukuoka to Haneda (10:10 a.m.)
- Haneda to Itami (1 p.m.)
- Itami to Haneda (3 p.m.)
- Haneda to New Chitose (5 p.m.)
- New Chitose to Haneda (7:30 p.m.)
Rest assured, the flight is safe to travel; no demon will take over this exclusive aircraft.