Kura Sushi USA and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Launch First Bikkura Pon Prize Collaboration

Kura Sushi USA, Inc., a technology-enabled Japanese restaurant concept known for its revolving sushi bars, is thrilled to be the first U.S. restaurant chain to collaborate with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and release the limited edition Demon Slayer x Kura Sushi Bikkura Pon prize collection.

Exclusively at Kura Revolving Sushi Bar restaurants in the United States, the Demon Slayer x Kura Sushi Bikkura Pon prize collection includes rubber keychains, lanyards and can badges that feature Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba main characters Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu and Inosuke, among others. Kura Revolving Sushi Bar guests will receive a single Demon Slayer x Kura Sushi Bikkura Pon prize for every 15 sushi plates purchased. This prize collection is also available for individual purchase in-store and online at https://order.kurasushi.com. Prizes may differ by location and are available July 1-August 31, 2022, while supplies last.

During the campaign, Kura Sushi Rewards Members will be eligible for multiple in-store giveaways. Kura Revolving Sushi Bar will be giving away Demon Slayer x Kura Sushi merchandise to Kura Sushi Rewards Members with every $100 purchase (excluding tax and tip) made in-store. Giveaways are available while supplies last and are not guaranteed.

  • July 7-9, 2022: Demon Slayer x Kura Sushi Graphic Tee
  • July 21-23, 2022: Demon Slayer x Kura Sushi Phone Stand
  • August 4-6, 2022: Demon Slayer x Kura Sushi Graphic Tee
  • August 11-13, 2022: Demon Slayer x Kura Sushi Phone Stand
  • August 18-20, 2022: Demon Slayer x Kura Sushi Tote Bag

The Bikkura Pon Prize System is an integral part of Kura Sushi USA’s innovative and tech interactive dining experience and is comprised of a prize machine, touch panel and plate disposal slot located at every table in the restaurant that are connected via sensors. The touch panel registers the number of sushi plates dispensed into the plate disposal slot. After every five plates inserted, a short animation plays on the touch panel and after every 15 plates inserted, a prize is dispensed from the prize machine.

VIZ Media Announces Releases for Spring 2023

VIZ Media has announced upcoming releases for Spring 2023:

  • Tatsuki Fujimoto Before Chainsaw Man: 17-21 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  • Tatsuki Fujimoto Before Chainsaw Man: 22-26 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  • The Girl That Can’t Get a Girlfriend by Mieri Hiranishi
  • Insomniacs After School by Makoto Ojiro
  • Show-ha Shoten! by Akinari Asakura and Takeshi Obata
  • Helck by Nanaki Nanao
  • Love’s in Sight! by Uoyama
  • Tista by Tatsuya Endo
  • The Art of Demon Slayer art book by Koyoharu Gotouge
  • Haikyu!! art book by Haruichi Furudate
  • 4*Town 4*Real by Dirchansky and KAlfee
  • My Special One by Momoko Koda
  • Boy’s Abyss by Ryo Minenami
  • Ayashimon by Yuji Kaku
  • Tombs: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito
  • Choujin X by Sui Ishida
  • Nina Dragons Ball Parade by Mikiyasu Kamada and Ashibi Fukui (digital exclusive)

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Announces September 2022 Home Video Releases

Crunchyroll has announced their releases for September 2022.

  • RE-MAIN – The Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 9/6/22
    Special Features: Web Previews, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • Back Arrow – Part 2 (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 9/13/22
    Special Features: Web Previews, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Dragon Ball Super – Series Complete Edition (Blu-ray) – Limited Edition – 3275 minutes – $199.98 – 9/20/22
    Special Features: An Interview with Sean Schemmel; Coffee Break with Mai and Trunks; Dragon Ball Super at Anime Expo 2018 Interviews with Sonny Strait, Matthew Mercer, and Kyle Hebert; Rawly Pickens & Chuck Huber Answer Twitter, Dragon Ball Super: Two Humans and an Android; Twitter Q&A
  • Shadows House – The Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 9/20/22
    Special Features: Theater Bonus Extras, Ink Paintings, Web Previews, Character Promo Videos, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train Arc (Blu-ray) – 175 minutes – $29.98 – 9/27/22
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom – Part 1 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 9/27/22
    Special Features: Voice Actor Q&A, Special Live Stream Video: New, Bluray Exclusive, Special Program, Promo Videos, Commercials, Eyecatch Gallery, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom – Part 1 (Blu-ray/DVD) – Limited Edition – 325 minutes – $84.98 – 9/27/22
    Extras: a functional quill pen, 11″x17″ Landia Kingdom map, four art cards, and a 32-page art book
    Special Features: Voice Actor Q&A, Special Live Stream Video: New, Bluray Exclusive, Special Program, Promo Videos, Commercials, Eyecatch Gallery, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut – The Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 9/27/22
    Special Features: Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut Reflecting on Everything Up To Episode 6, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless opening Song, Textless Closing Songs

Source: Crunchyroll

Top 20 Selling Manga for May 2022

NPD BookScan has announced the Top 20 selling manga for May 2022:

  1. Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo
  2. Death Note Short Stories by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  3. Spy x Family Volume 7 by Tatsuya Endo
  4. Spy x Family Volume 2 by Tatsuya Endo
  5. Berserk Hardcover Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura
  6. Spy x Family Volume 4 by Tatsuya Endo
  7. Spy x Family Volume 6 by Tatsuya Endo
  8. Chainsaw Man Volume 10 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  9. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0 by Gege Akutami
  10. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Iroaida
  11. One Piece Volume 99 by Eiichiro Oda
  12. Spy x Family Volume 5 by Tatsuya Endo
  13. My Dress-Up Darling Volume 5 by Shinichi Fukuda (#14)
  14. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi
  15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Stories of Water and Flame by Koyoharu Gotouge and Ryoji Hirano
  16. My Hero Academia Volume 30 by Kohei Horikoshi
  17. Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection Volume 1 by Naoko Takeyuchi
  18. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 13 by Iroaida
  19. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  20. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 2 by Iroaida

Source: The Fandom Post

Spy x Family Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphic Novels List for May 2022

Manga volumes occupied 19 spots on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for May 2022:

  • Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo (#1)
  • Death Note Short Stories by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (#2)
  • Spy x Family Volume 7 by Tatsuya Endo (#4)
  • Spy x Family Volume 2 by Tatsuya Endo (#5)
  • Berserk Hardcover Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura (#6)
  • Spy x Family Volume 4 by Tatsuya Endo (#7)
  • Spy x Family Volume 6 by Tatsuya Endo (#8)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 10 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#9)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0 by Gege Akutami (#10)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Iroaida (#11)
  • One Piece Volume 99 by Eiichiro Oda (#12)
  • Spy x Family Volume 5 by Tatsuya Endo (#13)
  • My Dress-Up Darling Volume 5 by Shinichi Fukuda (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi (#15)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Stories of Water and Flame by Koyoharu Gotouge and Ryoji Hirano (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 30 by Kohei Horikoshi (#17)
  • Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection Volume 1 by Naoko Takeyuchi (#18)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 13 by Iroaida (#19)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#20)

Source: ANN

Top 20 Selling Manga for April 2022

Manga occupied all 20 positions on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for April 2022:

  1. Chainsaw Man Volume 10 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  2. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 15 by Gege Akutami
  3. Spy x Family Volume 7 by Tatsuya Endo
  4. Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo
  5. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0 by Gege Akutami
  6. Kaiju No. 8 Volume 2 by Naoya Matsumoto
  7. Spy x Family Volume 2 by Tatsuya Endo
  8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Stories of Water and Flame by Koyoharu Gotouge and Ryoji Hirano
  9. Berserk Hardcover Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura
  10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  11. My Hero Academia Volume 30 by Kohei Horikoshi
  12. Spy x Family Volume 3 by Tatsuya Endo
  13. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi
  14. Chainsaw Man Volume 2 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  15. Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  16. Spy x Family Volume 4 by Tatsuya Endo
  17. Spy x Family Volume 6 by Tatsuya Endo
  18. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 13 by Iroaida
  19. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Iroaida
  20. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 4 by Koyoharu Gotouge

Source: The Fandom Post

Arena of Valor and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Join Forces in Latest Collaboration

As part of the celebrations for the 5v5 Fest, Arena of Valor (AoV), the hit 5v5 Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) developed by TiMi Studio Group and published by Level Infinite, is partnering up with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in a collaboration event that consists of exclusive new skins, an in-game activity, and more in-game goodies and rewards.

Starting on May 6, 2022, players will be able to play as Keera with the Nezuko skin, followed by the Tanjiro skin for Yan at a later date. The skins are faithfully recreated from Tanjiro and Nezuko, with classic powers and abilities that can be unleashed in AoV.

To further incentivise fans, players can also participate in a special limited-time event for a chance to earn exciting rewards. After completing various in-game activities, players will obtain dice, which when rolled, will determine the number of steps they can take to advance. Once a full lap is completed, fans will unlock new themed rewards that include the Alice Skin “The Butterfly Mansion Girl.”

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is popular among the target demographic of AoV, and exudes a passionate, brave, and fighting spirit against the enemies that is in line with the spirit of the MOBA. Through this latest collaboration, AoV hopes to deliver even more diverse and rich content to the players, alongside positive values worth upholding.

Having worked with IPs such as One-Punch Man, Bleach, and now, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the AoV team will continue to seek out opportunities with other popular and high-quality IPs to bring more surprises to the players.

For more details on the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba collaboration, check out the game’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page. Arena of Valor is available to download for free on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

Hulu to Stream the English Dub of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Hulu will begin streaming the English dub of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc anime on May 29, 2022.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc is described as:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an action-packed, thrilling tale of a young man in search of a cure for his sister, who has been turned into a demon after their family is viciously slaughtered by demons.

Immediately following the Mugen Train Arc, the Entertainment District Arc introduces a new major demon, Daki, who the young adventurers must contend with.

Source: The Fandom Post

Top 20 Selling Manga for March 2022

Manga occupied all 20 positions on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for March 2022:

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 30 by Kohei Horikoshi
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Stories of Water and Flame by Koyoharu Gotouge and Ryoji Hirano
  4. Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  5. Chainsaw Man Volume 2 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  6. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi
  7. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 0 by Iroaida
  8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  9. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 14 by Gege Akutami
  10. Chainsaw Man Volume 3 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  11. Berserk Hardcover Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura
  12. Chainsaw Man Volume 4 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  13. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 12 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  14. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami
  15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  16. Chainsaw Man Volume 9 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  17. Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo
  18. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 2 by Gege Akutami
  19. Kaiju No. 8 Volume 1 by Naoya Matsumoto
  20. Berserk Hardcover Volume 10 by Kentarou Miura

Source: ANN

New English Cast Member Announced for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc Anime

The official English Twitter account for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise has announced that Brandon McInnis is joining the English dub cast for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc anime as the character Gyutaro.

FUNimation Entertainment and Crunchyroll debuted the English dub on February 20, 2022, with new episodes debuting weekly until the dubbed season finale streams on May 1, 2022.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc is described as:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an action-packed, thrilling tale of a young man in search of a cure for his sister, who has been turned into a demon after their family is viciously slaughtered by demons.

Immediately following the Mugen Train Arc, the Entertainment District Arc introduces a new major demon, Daki, who the young adventurers must contend with.

Source: ANN