Demon Hunter: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Japanese: Hepburn: Kimetsu no Yaiba, lit. Demon-slaying Blade) is a Japanese manga series from Koyoharu Gotége. It has been serialized in the Shonen Weekly Leap since February 15, 2016, with individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha in sixteen tank-bon volumes from August 2019. The series is published in English by VIZ Media and simulated by Shueisha in English on the app’s website and manga Plus.
An adaptation of the Ufotable anime series aired from April 6 to September 28, 2019. Immediately after the airing of episode 26 of the anime series, a sequel was announced.
Tanjiro Kamado is a kind and intelligent boy who lives with his family, making money selling charcoal. Everything changes when your family is attacked and sacrificed by demons (Oni). Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the only survivors of the incident. Nezuko has become a demon, but still surprisingly shows signs of human emotion and thought. Tanjiro becomes a demon hunter to help his sister become human again and avoid the same tragedy that happened to him and his sister, which happened to others.
An adaptation of the anime series by the ufotable studio was announced at Shonen’s weekly jump on June 4, 2018. The series aired from April 6 to September 28, 2019, on Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11, and other channels. Haruo Sotozaki directs the anime with screenplays from the Ufotable team. Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina are the composers of anime, and Akira Matsushima is the character designer. Hikaru Kondo is the producer. LiSA is performing the opening theme of “Gurenge” (in or “Gurenge”, while the final theme is “Edge” of fictionjunction feat. Lisa. The final theme of episode 19 is Go Shiina’s “Kamado Tanjirá no Uta” with Nami Nakagawa. The series ran for 26 episodes. Aniplex of America has announced that they have licensed the series and are broadcasting it on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow. AnimeLab is simulating the series in Australia and New Zealand.
Before the aeration, the first five episodes were discussed in Japan for two weeks beginning March 29, 2019, the title of Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyadai no Kizuna. Aniplex of America exhibited the film at the Aratani Theater in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. Madman Anime group selected the film in select theaters in Australia on April 2, 2019. 20
In July 2019, it was announced that English dubbing would debut on Adult Swim’s Toonami block. It will be released on October 12, 2019.
On September 28, 2019, immediately after the aeration of episode 26, an anime film titled Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen was announced, with the team and cast reprising their roles. The film will be a direct sequel to the first season based on the “Endless train” arc in the manga series’ storyline.