Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Film Reveals Teaser Video, 2020 Debut (Updated)
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Aniplex began streaming a second special video on Sunday for Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen, the upcoming sequel anime film for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba television anime series. The video reveals that the film will open in 2020.
The anime's Twitter account also revealed a teaser visual.
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 name. 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. The show's 26th and final episode aired on September 28.
Update: Twitter video added.
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