The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga series was created by Koyoharu Gotoge. It consists of 23 volumes, and has sold over 150 million copies. The manga is published under SHUEISHA's JUMP COMICS, and the animation production is by ufotable.
The story begins when Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family was killed by a demon, joins the Demon Slayer Corps to turn his younger sister Nezuko back into a human after she was transformed into a demon. A new arc of the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc will begin airing from April 2023.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- will show Entertainment District Arc Episodes 10 and 11 featuring the fierce battle between Tanjiro, Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, and their comrades against Upper Six, Daki and Gyutaro in theaters for the first time. Swordsmith Village Arc Episode 1, featuring the encounter of Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji at their newly assigned dispatch location and Upper Rank Demons assembled at the Infinity Castle, will also be shown for the first time.
This world tour will be screened in over 80 countries and regions.
The highlight of this screening experience will be in having the climax of the Entertainment District Arc screened alongside Swordsmith Village Arc Episode 1, resulting in being able to see the “Upper Demons Assembling,” and the fierce battles and journey of Tanjiro and his comrades, in theater.
In preparation for the theater screening, the footage has been upconverted to 4K, and all of the music has been re-mixed for enhanced in-theater viewing.
We hope you all enjoy this new screening experience!
*We are using 4K DCP for screening, but depending on the location and theater environment, the upconversion may potentially be 2K.