The anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga has been one of those big worldwide crossover titles, notably with the feature film doing so well. With the Mugen Train film and then the Entertainment District Arc season launching previously, we’re now gearing up on the next storyline. Swordsmith Village Arc was set for an April 2023 debut as part of the spring season.
The series got underway on April 9th, 2023 and while it’s wrapped up – and more is coming – this season is getting an update. Crunchyroll has now added the first episode – which comes in at 70 minutes – a Portuguese and Spanish language version. New episodes will arrive on Sundays going forward at 4:30pm ET.
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 English voice cast and characters Zach Aguilar as Tanjiro Kamado, Abby Trott as Nezuko Kamado, Aleks Le as Zenitsu Agatsuma, Bryce Papenbrook as Inosuke Hashibira, Griffin Burns as Muichiro Tokito, Kira Buckland as Mitsuri Kanroji, Zeno Robinson as Genya, Christopher Corey Smith as Hantengu, and Brent Mukai as Gyokko.
第十一話 「繋いだ絆 彼は誰時 朝ぼらけ」
— 鬼滅の刃公式 (@kimetsu_off) June 11, 2023
The new season features the opening theme song “Kizuna no Kiseki” which is being performed by MAN WITH A MISSION and milet.
The manga from Koyoharu Gotouge began in early 2016 and wrapped up in 2020 with twenty-three volumes.
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.