‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Hashira Training Arc’ Coming May 2024

Demon Slayer Back: The Gym Arc 💪 🏋️

Fresh from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- World Tour and theatrical experience, Aniplex of America and Crunchyroll will be exclusively premiering Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc starting Sunday, May 12, 2024. As part of its previously announced Spring 2024 season lineup, Crunchyroll will simulcast new episodes every week everywhere the service is available, and exclusively in North America, South America, and Europe.  

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 animation powerhouse ufotable.

The incredible 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. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba first premiered in April 2019 with the Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc, followed by the feature film Mugen Train in October 2020, and the TV series Mugen Train Arc and Entertainment District Arc from 2021 through 2022. In 2023, the Swordsmith Village Arc debuted on Crunchyroll, shortly after the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour theatrical release. Surely, it has been an anime adaptation that flourished during these pandemic years and has produced live stage plays, video games, and the popularity has not died down yet and the world is ready for more!

What Do We Know So Far:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc Official Synopsis:

To the Hashira Training…

The members of the Demon Slayer Corps and their highest-ranking swordsmen, the Hashira. 

In preparation for the forthcoming final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, the Hashira Training commences. While each carry faith and determination within their hearts, Tanjiro and the Hashira enter a new story.

The Trailer Reveals so Much:

We are reminded that Nezuko’s triumph over the sun and what this new danger poses for her against Muzan.

Retired Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui (and wives Makio, Hinatsura and Suma) looking great in bejeweled eye-patch barking out orders and helping in the training.

The Mist and Love Hashiras: Muichiro Tokito and Mitsuri Kanrojii bandaged up from the pressing events of where Demon Slayer last left off at and ready to help train.

The Insect Hashira Shinobu Kocho being all smiles as usual and the Water Hashira, Giyu Tomioka walking away and not being involved?

Inosuke being ready for action, Zenitsu missing in action so far (not surprised) Best Boy™️ Tanjiro looking buff and doing what he does with a smile?!

Demon Slayer

The first episode of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc premiered globally in movie theaters, along with the gripping finale of the Swordsmith Village Arc, this past February allowing fans to get a sneak peek at the highly anticipated Hashira Training Arc in one extra-sized blockbuster experience.

Additionally, fans in select cities including New York, Berlin, Mexico City, São Paulo, Paris, and London, flocked to the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- World Tour which brought talent from Japan – including Natsuki Hanae, the Japanese voice of main character Tanjiro Kamado, and Aniplex producer Yuma Takahashi, and more – together for these special one-night-only advanced screenings on the big screen.

This latest season of Demon Slayer looks to be the “Gym Arc,” hilariously, and I am looking for some fun and lighter moments to be had before all the drama begins. We know, at this point, that everyone is preparing for the final battle with Muzan now knowing of Nezuko’s triumph over the sun–because of this, he’ll be coming for her and the rest of the gang. This is the calm before the storm, and I know so many of us fans will be emotional recapping not just how far Tanjiro and the gang have come but also anticipating more of the amazing animation and emotional story beats in the fight to come!

Japanese voice cast and characters:

Natsuki Hanae as Tanjiro Kamado

Akari Kito as Nezuko Kamado

Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira

Takahiro Sakurai as Giyu Tomioka

Katsuyuki Konishi as Tengen Uzui

Kengo Kawanishi as Muichiro Tokito

Saori Hayami as Shinobu Kocho

Kana Hanazawa as Mitsuri Kanroji

Kenichi Suzumura as Obanai Iguro

Tomokazu Seki as Sanemi Shinazugawa

Tomokazu Sugita as Gyomei Himejima

Dubs for English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian,  Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu will be produced and released in the future. 

Official Website: demonslayer-anime.com

Official Facebook: facebook.com/DemonSlayer.anime

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  • Carrie McClain is writer, editor and media scholar. Other times she's known as a Starfleet Communications Officer, Comics Auntie, and Golden Saucer Frequenter. Nowadays you can usually find her avoiding Truck-kun and forgetting her magical girl transformation device. She/Her

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