The anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga is gaining new fans thanks to its broadcast run on Toonami where the dub is grabbing attention. With the manga starting to move more copies, the simulcasts being revisited, and a feature film next year, the fanbase is growing well. Aniplex USA has now brought out their fourth new trailer for the series and that has revealed several new additions to the cast that you can see on Toonami.
The newly announced cast includes:
- Billy Kametz as Rui
- Allegra Clark as Spider Demon (Mother)
- Derek Stephen Prince as Spider Demon (Elder Brother)
- Kellen Goff as Spider Demon (Father)
- Erica Lindbeck as Spider Demon (Daughter)
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 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.
The previously announced cast includes Zach Aguilar as Tanjiro Kamado, Abby Trott as Nezuko Kamado, Aleks Le as Zenitsu Agatsuma, Bryce Papenbrook as Inosuke Hashibira, Johnny Young Bosch as Giyu Tomioka, Mela Lee as Black-haired guide, Christine Cabanos as White-haired guide, and Kirk Thornton as Hand Demon.
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.
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.