Aniplex of America’s Announcements at Anime Expo

Aniplex of America announced at its Anime Expo panel that the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba television anime will premiere with an English dub on Adult Swim’s Toonami block. The company did not announce a premiere date for the anime.

Aniplex of America also announced the following home video release dates:

  • Kill la Kill Complete Blu-ray Disc Box Set: December 24, 2019
  • Fate/Zero Complete Blu-ray Disc Box Set: October 29, 2019
  • Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly Limited and Standard Edition Blu-ray Disc: November 19, 2019
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Complete Blu-ray Disc Box Set: November 19, 2019
  • I want to eat your pancreas Blu-ray Disc: October 29, 2019

Source: ANN

Four More Cast Members Announced for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime

Four more cast members have been announced for the anime adaptation of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga:

  • Toshihiko Seki is Muzan Kibutsuji
  • Ryohei Kimura is Swamp Demon
  • Jun Fukuyama is Yahaba
  • Mikako Komatsu is Susamaru

The characters will appear in the show starting with the sixth episode.

The anime premiered in Japan on April 6, 2019, and Aniplex of America has licensed the series. The show is streaming on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America Licenses the We Never Learn: BOKUBEN and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime

Aniplex of America has announced that it has licensed the anime of Taishi Tsutsui’s We Never Learn (Boku-tachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai) manga and Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga. Both series will debut on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow on April 6, 2019.

We Never Learn: BOKUBEN is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on April 7, 2019.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on April 6, 2019.

Source: ANN

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga to Get a Four-Panel Spin-off in Jump+ App

This year’s 18th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Ryōji Hirano will launch a four-panel spin-off manga based on Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ app and website. The full-color manga will be titled Kimetsu no Aima!, and it will update on the site and app on Sundays. The manga will feature super deformed versions of the characters from the main manga.

The 18th issue also published the first chapter in a two-chapter side-story manga titled “Kimetsu no Yaiba: Tomioka Giyū Gaiden.” Gotouge is credited with the original work, and Hirano is drawing the manga.

The main manga debuted in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016.

Source: ANN

More Cast Members Announced for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga:

  • Houchu Ohtsuka is Sakonji Urokodaki
  • Yuuki Kaji is Sabito
  • Ai Kakuma is Makomo
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto is Genya
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa is Kagaya Ubuyashiki
  • Shiori Izawa is Guide (White-Haired)
  • Aoi Yūki is Guide (Black-Haired)
  • Daisuke Namikawa is Haganezuka
  • Takumi Yamazaki is Kasugaigarasu
  • Hikaru Midorikawa is Odō no Oni
  • Takehito Koyasu is Teoni

Haruo Sotozaki is directing the anime at ufotable. ufotable is also credited for the scripts. Akira Matsushima is the character designer, with Miyuki Sato, Yōko Kajiyama, and Mika Kikuchi serving as sub-character designers. Yuki Kajiura and Gō Shiina are composing the music. Hikaru Kondo is producing the series.

The theatrical version of the first five episodes of the television anime is titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyōdai no Kizuna (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Bonds of Siblings). This version will screen in 11 theaters in Japan for two weeks starting on March 29, 2019. Aniplex of America will then host the United States premiere of the theatrical version at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. PDT (6:00 p.m. EDT).

The television anime will premiere on Japanese television on April 6, 2019.

Source: ANN

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime’s Theatrical Version to Gets Its U.S. Premiere on March 31, 2019

Aniplex of America has announced that it will host the United States premiere of the theatrical version of the television anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. PDT (6:00 p.m. EDT). Tickets will cost US$10 and go on sale on March 8, 2019.

The theatrical version of the first five episodes of the television anime is titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyōdai no Kizuna (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Bonds of Siblings). The version will screen in 11 theaters in Japan for two weeks starting on March 29, 2019.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Makes Top Shonen Jump Manga Chapters Available for Free and Simultaneous With Japanese Debut

VIZ Media proudly announces a major new development for the company’s flagship imprint, SHONEN JUMP, and the world’s most popular digital manga magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump.

Beginning December 17, 2018, the current Weekly Shonen Jump magazine lineup of 13 series will be available to readers for free, including Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, My Hero Academia, One Piece, and more. Additional series join the simultaneous lineup, including Jujutsu Kaisen, Act-Age, Haikyu!!, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Combined with the current lineup, there will be a total of 25 free series, with all-new chapters published in English simultaneously with Japan. Fans can dive into the three latest chapters for hit series such as Dragon Ball Super, The Promised Neverland, Dr. Stone and more, with new series coming soon. For the upcoming simultaneous chapter release schedule, please visit https://viz.com/shonen-jump-chapter-schedule.

As a part of this evolution, Weekly Shonen Jump published its final digital magazine issue on December 10, 2018 and launched the SHONEN JUMP digital vault membership on December 17, 2018. This new SHONEN JUMP membership ($1.99 per month) grants readers seamless access to a substantial and continually updated digital vault that currently features more than 10,000 manga chapters from nearly 100 series – almost every ongoing and completed series SHONEN JUMP has published in English.

“We are extremely excited and proud to announce this bold evolution for SHONEN JUMP,” says Hisashi Sasaki, Global Vice President, SHONEN JUMP. “Fans want to catch their favorite stories the same day they debut in Japan for free, and accessing back chapters of popular SHONEN JUMP series has been one of the most requested features from our online readers. Our new model will make SHONEN JUMP the premiere showcase for manga content.”

Current Weekly Shonen Jump subscribers have been converted to the new membership and can now catch up with the latest series at any point, revisit classic favorites like Naruto, Bleach, Death Note and Nisekoi, as well as explore additional new titles that will be added on a regular basis.

A 7-day free trial membership is currently available at viz.com/sj-offer.

Fans can access the free digital chapters and unlock the SHONEN JUMP digital vault at shonenjump.com or with the SHONEN JUMP app for iPhone, iPad and Android-based devices. Current app users should download the latest version of the SJ app.

For more information on Shonen Jump, please visit viz.com/company-faq#sj.