Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is now streamed on Netflix U.S.A. as announced by the popular movie streaming site.
In April 2019, the Demon Slayer anime premiered, and it ran for 26 episodes. Aniplex of America has licensed the series. It is also streaming the show on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow.
On October 12, Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block premiered the television anime. And on December 8, Funimation began streaming the English dub episodes of the anime.
The television anime story as described by Aniplex of America
It is Japan’s Taisho Period; A kindhearted boy named Tanjiro, who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon.
What makes it worse is that his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.
Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” though devastated by this grim reality so that he can turn his sister back into a human. And also to kill the demon that massacred his family.
The director of the series is Haruo Sotozaki, famous for his works, Tales of Zestiria the X and Tales of Symphonia the Animation at ufotable. Ufotable also took credits for the scripts.
The character designer is Akira Matsushima, known for Maria Watches Over Us and Tales of Zestiria the X. He works together with Miyuki Satō, Yōko Kajiyama Mika Kikuchi, serving as sub-character designers.
Yuki Kajiura and Gō Shiina composed the music, while Hikaru Kondo produced the series.
North America will screen “Mugen Train” soon
On October 16, The Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train film opened in Japan.
The film sold 26.44 million tickets as of Sunday and earned 36,176,405,350 yen (about US$348.8 million).
On the 14th week of the Japan series, Mugen Train returned to the number one spot over the weekend.
The anime made several remarkable achievements, including surpassing Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Spirited Away.
The movie was Demon Slayer‘s last rival for all-time highest earnings in Japanese box office history.
As of this time, the film becomes the second highest-earning anime film of all time worldwide, topping Your Name‘s worldwide US$357,986,087 earnings.
Meanwhile, early this year, Funimation and Aniplex of America will screen the film with both subtitles and English dub in theaters in North America.
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