Joining forces once again, Aniplex of America and Crunchyroll, one of the leaders in bringing audiences the ultimate anime experience around the globe, will be distributing Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- on March 3 in North America, as part of a theatrical event worldwide consisting of Episodes 10 and 11 of the series’ Entertainment District Arc as well as the extended Episode 1 of the highly anticipated Swordsmith Village Arc, all of which will be combined into one feature-length cinematic experience remastered in 4K.
Fans in North America will also be treated to a special one-night-only advanced screening of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- with a star-studded red carpet at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on February 18. The sold-out event will feature special appearances by Natsuki Hanae, the Japanese voice of main character Tanjiro Kamado, and Aniplex producer Yuma Takahashi, along with a breathtaking performance by Aimer as part of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour will kick off with a two-day event in Tokyo, followed by special events in Los Angeles, Paris, Berlin, Mexico City, Seoul, Taipei, and more. For more information on the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour visit: demonslayer-anime.com/worldtour2023.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV series, which debuted in 2019, and Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, which took the world by storm in 2020, are currently available to stream on Crunchyroll. The series is based on Koyoharu Gotoge’s manga, which boasts over 150 million copies in circulation in Japan. 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.
Crunchyroll describes the film as follows:
After his family is viciously murdered, a kind-hearted boy named Tanjiro Kamado resolves to become a Demon Slayer in hopes of turning his younger sister Nezuko back into a human.
Together with his comrades, Zenitsu and Inosuke, along with one of the top-ranking members of the Demon Slayer Corps, Tengen Uzui, Tanjiro embarks on a mission within the Entertainment District, where they encounter the formidable, high-ranking demons, Daki and Gyutaro.