Lead Cast of 'Kimetsu no Yaiba' Announced

06 Oct 2018

This year's 45th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump revealed the first two main cast members for the anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge's Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) manga on Saturday. Produced by ufotable, the anime will debut in Spring 2019.

Tanjirou Kamado: Natsuki Hanae (Fate/Apocrypha)

Nezuko Kamado: Akari Kito (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)

Kimetsu no Yaiba is based on Gotouge's Kagarigari one-shot, which earned her an honorable mention at the 70th Jump Treasure Newcomer Manga Awards in 2013. Shueisha began serializing the manga in Weekly Shounen Jump in February 2016 and published the 12th volume on August 3, with the 13th volume planned for a November 2 release. The series has a cumulative 2.5 million copies of its compiled volumes in print worldwide.

VIZ Media published the first three chapters of the manga in English simultaneously with the Japanese release in its digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine as a part of its Jump Start initiative. The second volume went on sale on September 2.

Source: Comic Natalie

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