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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Gets Sequel Film

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Haruo Sotozaki directs Mugen Ressha-Hen at ufotable with returning cast

The 26th and final episode of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba television anime announced with a teaser at the end that a sequel film, Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Train Arc), has been green-lit.

Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Zestiria the X, Tales of Symphonia the Animation) is once again directing the film at ufotable (Fate/Zero, Kara no Kyoukai, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu). Akira Matsushima (Maria Watches Over Us, Tales of Zestiria the X) is returning as the character designer.

The returning cast includes:

  • Natsuki Hanae as Tanjirō Kamado
  • Akari Kitō as Nezuko Kamado
  • Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira
  • Satoshi Hino as Kyōjurō Rengoku

Aniplex of America describes the television anime's 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.

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime adapts Koyoharu Gotouge's manga of the same title. The anime premiered on April 6, and Aniplex of America licensed the series. The show is streaming on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow. Adult Swim's Toonami programming block will premiere the television anime on October 12.

Sources: Comic Natalie, MoCa


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