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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Reveals Videos, More Cast

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the television anime of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga revealed several promotional videos and new cast members on Saturday.

The new cast members are:

Kouki Uchiyama as Rui


Ami Koshimizu as Spider Demon (mother)


Showtaro Morikubo as Spider Demon (older brother)


Tetsu Inada as Spider Demon (father)


Ryoko Shiraishi as Spider Demon (older sister)


The series premiered on April 6, and Aniplex of America has licensed the anime. The show is streaming on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNOW. An English dub will air on Adult Swim's Toonami block. The anime will have 26 episodes.

Aniplex of America describes the story:

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.

Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “Demon Slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

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. Gō Shiina (Tales of Zestiria the X, Juni Taisen: Zodiac War, God Eater) is also composing the music. Hikaru Kondo is producing the series.

Sources: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime's website, Comic Natalie


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