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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime's New Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime's new visual, novel adaptation also revealed

A stage presentation at the Jump Festa '19 event on Saturday revealed a new promotional video for the television anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga. (Note: The anime's official website is streaming the promotional video, but the video is region-locked to Japan only. A region-free version is below.)

The event also revealed a new key visual.

The event also revealed that the manga is getting a novel that will ship in Japan on February 4.

The anime will premiere in April 2019 and will air on a total of 20 channels including Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11.

Natsuki Hanae stars in the show as Tanjirō Kamado (pictured left in below image), and Akari Kitō costars as Nezuko Kamado (right).

Other cast members include:

Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma, a member of the Demon Killing Corps alongside Tanjirō

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira, a member of the Demon Killing Corps alongside Tanjirō

Takahiro Sakurai as Giyū Tomioka, the pillar of the Demon Killing Corps

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, Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War, God Eater) are composing the music. Hikaru Kondo is producing the series.

Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally and in print, and it describes series:

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.

The manga debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016, and Shueisha published the manga's 13th volume on November 2. The 14th volume will ship on January 4.

Embedded video via pKjd

Sources: Jump Festa '19 livestream, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime's website

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