The English dub of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc will be unsheathed exclusively on Crunchyroll starting Sunday, May 28 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time, and will air new dubbed episodes weekly! All-new episodes of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc are simulcast from Japan onto Crunchyroll where the streaming service is available, and exclusively in North America, South America, and Europe, which began on April 9.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is based on the manga series by Koyoharu Gotoge, published under SHUEISHA's JUMP COMICS, which consists of 23 volumes and over 150 million copies in publication. The animation production is by ufotable.
Here's a little backstory for those unfamiliar with the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith anime series:
The story begins when Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family is killed by a demon, joins the Demon Slayer Corps to turn his younger sister Nezuko back into a human after she is transformed into a demon. In April 2019, the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba first premiered with the Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc, followed by the release of the feature film Mugen Train in October 2020, and the TV series Mugen Train Arc and Entertainment District Arc from 2021 through 2022.
And the story makes its way to a new location ─
Tanjiro’s journey leads him to the Swordsmith Village, where he reunites with two Hashira, members of the Demon Slayer Corps’ highest-ranking swordsmen - Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji. With the shadows of demons lurking near, a new battle begins for Tanjiro and his comrades.
You can watch the official dub trailer below:
Starting in February 2023, the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour kicked off with a worldwide theatrical screening in 95 countries and regions. In April, the TV adaptation of the Swordsmith Village Arc is confirmed to begin airing.
The first episode of the English dub for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc premiered in movie theaters around the globe during the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour, which brought talent from Japan to fans for advance screenings in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Paris, Berlin, Seoul, and Taipei. Special guests included Natsuki Hanae, the Japanese voice of main character Tanjiro Kamado, Aniplex producer Yuma Takahashi, and more along with a breathtaking performance by Aimer in select cities.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV series, which debuted in 2019, and Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, which took the world by storm in 2020, are currently available to stream on Crunchyroll.
English voice cast and characters include:
- 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
- Brent Mukai as Gyokko
Dubs for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc are also being produced in Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, and Hindi.
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