The slayers of demons shall return to the light once more.
Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account opened their doors to announce that Koyoharu Gotōge’s Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba manga will receive an anime TV series. Studio ufotable (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu) is producing the work.
A key visual and trailer were released to promote the project, which you can check out below.
The 24-second teaser offers a brief teaser clip of lead character Tanjiro, who’s slashing his blade against the darkness.
The image features Tanjiro Kamado and his sister Nezuko embracing. Nezuko is snarling, with a feral look in her eye.
Koyoharu Gotōge’s Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba manga launched in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2016. The series currently spans eleven volumes, with the most recent hitting retailers today.
Viz Media currently holds the rights to the title, which they describe as:
In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life.
Learning to slay demons won’t be easy, and Tanjiro barely knows where to start. The surprise appearance of another boy named Giyu, who seems to know what’s going on, might provide some answers…but only if Tanjiro can stop Giyu from killing his sister first!