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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Casts Takehito Koyasu, Aki Toyosaki as Hand Demon

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26-episode series premiered on April 6

This year's combined 22nd and 23rd issues of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed two more cast members on Saturday for the television anime of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga. Takehito Koyasu will voice the Hand Demon, and Aki Toyosaki will voice the same character in its youth. The character will appear in the fourth episode.

The series premiered on April 6, and Aniplex of America has licensed the anime. The show is streaming on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow.

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.

The anime will have 26 episodes.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 22/23


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