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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime's Trailer Reveals English Dub Cast

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Aniplex of America began streaming an English dub trailer for its release of the anime of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga on Wednesday. The video reveals five cast members for the dub.

The English dub cast, directed by Steve Staley, includes:

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 series streamed on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow as it aired. Adult Swim's Toonami programming block will premiere the television anime on October 12. The anime is getting a sequel film.

Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Zestiria the X, Tales of Symphonia the Animation) directed the television anime at ufotable (Fate/Zero, Kara no Kyoukai, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu). ufotable was also credited for the scripts. Akira Matsushima (Maria Watches Over Us, Tales of Zestiria the X) was 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, Juni Taisen: Zodiac War, God Eater) composed the music. Hikaru Kondo produced the series.

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). This version began screening in 11 theaters in Japan for two weeks starting on March 29. Aniplex of America hosted the United States premiere of the theatrical version at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles on March 31.

The original manga is inspiring a stage play in Japan in January.

The manga debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016, and Shueisha published the manga's 17th volume on October 4. The series is inspiring a four-panel spinoff manga by Ryōji Hirano (Bozebeats manga) titled Kimetsu no Aima!. Viz Media is publishing the main manga digitally and in print.

Sources: Press release, Aniplex of America's YouTube channel


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