On March 24, the official Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime website updated with a new teaser trailer. The 97-second promo introduces the core concepts and plot beats through a combination of narration and character dialogue. Theme song Gurenge by LiSA kicks in as a background track at the one-minute mark.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will hit Japanese TV on April 6. The full broadcast schedule is as follows (All times JST):
- Tokyo MX: 4/6/2019 at 23:30 (4/6/2019 at 11:30PM)
- Tochigi TV: 4/6/2019 at 23:30 (4/6/2019 at 11:30PM)
- Gunma TV: 4/6/2019 at 23:30 (4/6/2019 at 11:30PM)
- BS11: 4/6/2019 at 23:30 (4/6/2019 at 11:30PM)
- Yomiuri TV: 4/8/2019 at 25:59 (4/8/2019 at 11:59PM)
- Kumamoto Broadcasting System: 4/10/2019 at 25:58 (4/11/2019 at 1:58AM)
- Hiroshima TV: 4/10/2019 at 26:09 (4/11/2019 at 2:09AM)
- Fukuoka Broadcasting: 4/10/2019 at 26:24 (4/11/2019 at 2:24AM)
- Niigata Broadcasting: 4/10/2019 at 26:27 (4/11/2019 at 2:27AM)
- ME~TER: 4/10/2019 at 26:29 (4/11/2019 at 2:29AM)
- Sun TV: 4/11/2019 at 25:25 (4/12/2019 at 1:25AM)
- TV Ehime: 4/11/2019 at 25:45 (4/12/2019 at 1:45AM)
- Nagano Asahi Broadcasting: 4/11/2019 at 25:55 (4/12/2019 at 1:55AM)
- Shizuoka Broadcasting: 4/11/2019 at 26:03 (4/12/2019 at 2:03AM)
- Fukushima Chuo TV: 4/11/2019 at 26:14 (4/12/2019 at 2:14AM)
- Sapporo TV: 4/13/2019 at 26:14 (4/12/2019 at 2:34AM)
- Shikoku Broadcasting System: 4/12/2019 at 25:56 (4/13/2019 at 1:56AM)
- Miyagi TV: 4/12/2019 at 25:56 (4/13/2019 at 1:56AM)
- Nagasaki International Television: 4/12/2019 at 25:56 (4/13/2019 at 1:56AM)
- Okayama Broadcasting: 4/13/2019 at 26:20 (4/14/2019 at 2:20AM)
- AT-X: 4/8/2019 at 21:00 (4/8/2019 at 9:00PM)
The series will also be offered via digital storefronts, including AbemaTV, dTV, d Anime Store, Amazon Prime Video, d Anime Store for Amazon Prime Video, FOD, Bandai Channel, GYAO!, NicoNico Live, NicoNico Douga, and Hikari TV.
Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Symphonia the Animation, Tales of Zestiria the X) will direct the project at ufotable, with Akira Matsushima (Maria Watches Over Us, Tales of Zestiria the X) providing character designs.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Tanjirō Kamado: Natsuki Hanae
- Nezuko Kamado: Akari Kito
- Zenitsu Agatsuma: Hiro Shimono
- Giyū Tomioka: Takahiro Sakurai
- Inosuke Hashibira: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
- Sakonji Urokodaki: Houchu Ohtsuka
- Sabito: Yuuki Kaji
- Makomo: Ai Kakuma
- Genya: Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Kagaya Ubuyashiki: Toshiyuki Morikawa
- Guide (White Hair): Shiori Izawa
- Guide (Black Hair): Aoi Yūki
- Haganezuka: Daisuke Namikawa
- Kasugaigarasu: Takumi Yamazaki
- Odō no Oni: Hikaru Midorikawa
- Teoni: Takehito Koyasu
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 fourteen volumes, with the fifteenth compilation slated to hit stores on April 4.
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!
Source: Animate Times