Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime's Theatrical Version Gets U.S. Premiere on March 31
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Aniplex of America announced on Thursday that it will host the United States premiere of the theatrical version of the television anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles on March 31 at 3:00 p.m. PDT (6:00 p.m. EDT). Tickets will cost US$10 and go on sale on Friday.
The theatrical version of the first five episodes of the television anime is titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyōdai no Kizuna (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Bonds of Siblings). The version will screen in 11 theaters in Japan for two weeks starting on March 29.
The television anime 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 show stars:
- Natsuki Hanae as Tanjirō Kamado
- Akari Kitō as Nezuko Kamado
- Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira
- Takahiro Sakurai as Giyū Tomioka
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 Sato, 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.
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 14th volume on January 4.
Source: Press release