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 tenth volume is coming up on April 29th, 2020 and the cover artwork has now landed, showcasing a great piece of artwork. The series began its release on July 31st, 2019 with each volume being a limited edition and it has a pretty varied pricing list with all the releases now scheduled:
- Volume 1 DVD/BD: 5,500 / 6,500
- Volume 2 DVD/BD: 6.500 / 7,500
- Volume 3 DVD/BD: 5,500 / 6,500
- Volume 4 DVD/BD: 6,500 / 7,500
- Volume 5 DVD/BD: 5,500 / 6,500
- Volume 6 DVD/BD: 5,500 / 6,500
- Volume 7 DVD/BD: 6,500 / 7,500
- Volume 8 DVD/BD: 5,500 / 6,500
- Volume 9 DVD/BD: 5,500 / 6,500
- Volume 10 DVD/BD: 6,500 / 7,500
- Volume 11 DVD/BD: 5,500 / 6,500
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.
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.
|1||07/31/19||Booklet, CD, Audio Commentary, Clean Opening, Clean Closing|
|2||08/28/19||Booklet, CD, Audio Commentary, Stage Greeting|
|3||09/25/19||Booklet, Drama CD, Audio Commentary|
|4||10/30/19||Booklet, Music CD, Audio Commentary|
|5||11/27/19||Booklet, Drama CD, Audio Commentary|
|6||12/25/19||Booklet, Music CD, Audio Commentary|
|7||01/29/20||Booklet, Bonus CD, Audio Commentary|
|8||02/26/20||Booklet, Bonus CD, Audio Commentary, Episode 19 Clean Closing|
|9||03/25/20||Booklet, Bonus CD, Audio Commentary|
|10||04/29/20||Booklet, Bonus CD, Audio Commentary|
|11||05/27/20||Booklet, Bonus CD, Audio Commentary|
[Source: Demon Slayer]