Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Swordsmith Village Arc (Season 3) welcomed three new cast members who will voice Kokushibo, Gyokko, and Hantengu during a special program earlier today. The new cast additions for the three members of the Twelve Moons:
- Ryotaro Okiayu as Kokushibo
- Kosuke Toriumi as Gyokko
- Toshio Furukawa as Hantengu
We already know that Mamoru Miyano is voicing Doma, as we got to see him in the final episode of the Entertainment District Arc. In addition to the cast information about Kokushibo and others, the third season of ufotable’s Demon Slayer anime revealed performers for the opening theme song: MAN WITH A MISSION and milet.
The premiere date is set for April 2023 and it will be preceded by a special “Kimetsu no Yaiba – World Tour Screening” tour. A special stage greeting will be held in LA in the upcoming weeks.
Demon Slayer is based on a manga by Koyoharu Gotoge. It ran from 2016 to 2020 in the Weekly Shonen Jump and ended after 205 chapters, compiled into 23 volumes. It received an anime adaptation by the studio Ufotable in 2019 and quickly became a world-known phenomenon. Yesterday, it revealed a special promotional video dedicated to the Twelve Moons.
The first season had 26 episodes and was followed by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train movie in 2020. The movie was an enormous success, both in Japan and overseas. Season 2 of Demon Slayer started in October of 2021 with a TV version of the Mugen Train arc. The movie was adapted into 7 episodes and it included a special first episode that wasn’t part of the movie. The second part of the second season was the Entertainment District Arc, which introduced a new Hashira – Tengen Uzui.
Crunchyroll is streaming the anime and describes the plot as:
It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.
Source: Special Program, Official Website
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