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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime's 1st Teaser Video Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
ufotable animates story about young man whose sister turns into demon

Aniplex began streaming a teaser video for the television anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga on Monday. (Note: Aniplex's official video linked below is region-locked to Japan.)

ufotable (Fate/Zero, Kara no Kyoukai, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu) is animating the project.

The manga debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2016 and Viz Media's English digital edition of Shonen Jump previewed the first three chapters under its Japanese title Kimetsu no Yaiba.

Viz Media will release the first volume of the series in English on July 3, and it describes the manga:

Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a Demon Slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality…

Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjiro finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought… Thus begins Tanjiro's request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.

Shueisha published the manga's 10th volume in Japan on March 2, and released the 11th volume on Monday.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.

Sources: Aniplex's YouTube Channel, Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime's Twitter


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