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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Stars Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kitō

posted on 2018-10-05 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime to premiere in April 2019

This year's 45th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Natsuki Hanae and Akari Kitō will star in the television anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga. Hanae will play Tanjirō Kamado (pictured left in below image), while Kitō will play Nezuko Kamado (right).

The magazine also revealed that the anime will premiere in April 2019.

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 released the second volume of the series in English on September 4, 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 12th volume on August 3, and will publish the 13th volume on November 2.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue #45


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