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Aniplex Japan Schedules ‘Demon Slayer’ Anime DVD/BD Releases

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The anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga is getting handled by Anipelx Japan and they’re setting portions of the schedule. The twenty-six episode series has is getting DVD and Blu-ray releases that are both being solicited as limited editions. The first DVD is priced at 5,500 yen and the Blu-ray at 6,500 yen with two episodes per disc beginning on July 31st, 2019. Only the first volume has been solicited so far.

The series has Haruo Sotozaki directing with ufotable on board to animate it and they’re using that as who is handling the scripts as well. Akira Matsushima is on board with character designs.

The show is also bringing out the first five episodes together into a “theatrical” version for a two-week run beginning March 29th, 2019 in Japan in eleven theaters. It’s getting a subtitle of The Bonds of Siblings for this particular cut.

The Japanese cast previously revealed includes Natsuki Hanae as Tanjir Kamado, Akari Kito will play Nezuko Kamado, Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira, Takahiro Sakurai as Giyū Tomioka, Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira, Takahiro Sakurai as Giyū Tomioka, Houchu Ohtsuka as Sakonji Urokodaki, Yuuki Kaji as Sabito, Ai Kakuma as Makomo, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Genya, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Kagaya Ubuyashiki, Shiori Izawa as Guide (White-Haired), Aoi Yūki as Guide (Black-Haired), Daisuke Namikawa as Haganezuka, Takumi Yamazaki as Kasugaigarasu, Hikaru Midorikawa as Odō no Oni, and Takehito Koyasu as Teoni.

You can see our reviews of the firstsecond, and third manga chapters.

The manga from Koyoharu Gotouge began in early 2016 and has twelve volumes out so far. Viz Media published the first three chapters as a Jump Start sample title in 2016.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality…

Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they’ve found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjiro finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought… Thus begins Tanjiro’s request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.

Volume Date Extras
1 07/31/19 Booklet, CD, Audio Commentary, Clean Opening, Clean Closing
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[Source: Demon Slayer]


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