Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village is coming to North America on March 3, as part of the special world tour. Tickets are now on sale on the official website. The screening of episodes 10-11 of the anime’s Entertainment District Arc as well as the extended first episode of the highly anticipated Swordsmith Village Arc, all of which have been combined into one feature-length cinematic experience remastered in 4K. The new season of the Demon Slayer TV anime will premiere in April with a one-hour special episode. Studio ufotable is animating the adaptation.
Fans in North America will also be treated to a special one-night-only advanced screening of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on February 18. The now sold-out event will feature special appearances by Natsuki Hanae, the Japanese voice of main character Tanjiro Kamado, and Aniplex producer Yuma Takahashi, along with a performance by Aimer as part of the tour.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village premiered in Japan earlier this month. During the opening weekend, it surpassed the 1 billion yen mark.
Demon Slayer is based on a manga by Koyoharu Gotoge. It ran from 2016 to 2020 in the Weekly Shonen Jump and ended after 205 chapters, compiled into 23 volumes. It received an anime adaptation by the studio Ufotable in 2019 and quickly became a world-known phenomenon. Yesterday, it revealed a special promotional video dedicated to the Twelve Moons.
The first season had 26 episodes and was followed by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train movie in 2020. The movie was an enormous success, both in Japan and overseas. Season 2 of Demon Slayer started in October of 2021 with a TV version of the Mugen Train arc. The movie was adapted into 7 episodes and it included a special first episode that wasn’t part of the movie. The second part of the second season was the Entertainment District Arc, which introduced a new Hashira – Tengen Uzui.
Source: Press Release
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