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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Premieres on April 6

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Anime studio ufotable announced on Thursday that the television anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga will premiere on April 6 at 11:30 p.m., and will air on 20 total channels including Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11.

The first five episodes of the anime will screen in 11 theaters in Japan for two weeks starting on March 29. The theatrical version of the first five episodes is titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyōdai no Kizuna (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Bonds of Siblings).

Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Zestiria the X, Tales of Symphonia the Animation) is directing the anime at ufotable (Fate/Zero, Kara no Kyoukai, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu). ufotable is also credited for the scripts. Akira Matsushima (Maria Watches Over Us, Tales of Zestiria the X) is the character designer, with Miyuki Satō, Yōko Kajiyama, and Mika Kikuchi serving as sub-character designers. Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, Madoka Magica) and Gō Shiina (Tales of Zestiria the X, Juni Taisen: Zodiac War, God Eater) are composing the music. Hikaru Kondo is producing the series.

The manga debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016, and is ongoing.

Source: ufotable's Twitter account


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