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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Stage Play Reveals Visual, Cast, Run Dates

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ryōta Kobayashi, Asari Takaishi star in play running this winter in Tokyo, Kobe

This year's 47th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed a visual, run dates, and cast on Monday for the stage play adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga.

The play stars:

Ryōta Kobayashi as Tanjiro Kamadō

Asari Takaishi as Nezuko Kamadō

The play will run in Tokyo at the Tennōzu Ginga Gekijō from January 18-26, and in Hyogo prefecture at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Kobe from January 31-February 2. Kenichi Suemitsu is scripting and directing the play, and Shunsuke Wada is composing the music.

Gotouge launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2016. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print.

The manga inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered on April 6, and aired its 26th and final episode on Saturday. Aniplex of America has licensed the series and is streaming the show on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow. Adult Swim's Toonami programming block premiered the television anime on October 12.

The 26th episode ended on September 28 with an announcement of a sequel anime film that will cover the manga's Demon Train Arc.

Source: Shonen Jump issue 47, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba stage play's website and Twitter account

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