Shueisha's big convention celebrating their Weekly Shonen Jump series, Jump Festa 2019, is currently underway and fans have been treated to new looks at their favorite series' upcoming projects.
One big adaptation coming next year is Koyoharu Gotoge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and fans can see a new visual for the series below.
Kimetsu no Yaiba anime new visual. pic.twitter.com/ag2pLQePT5— SPY - سباي (@Spy_0taku) December 21, 2018
As shared by @Spy_0taku on Twitter, fans have gotten a better look at the anime produced by ufotable as the newest visual for the series shows off the main quartet in action as they prepare to take on a tough foe. There's also a more detailed look at each of them with the first batch of images for the series, which you can find below.
Kimetsu no Yaiba anime screencaps. pic.twitter.com/fFcDrJHMNt— SPY - سباي (@Spy_0taku) December 21, 2018
Scheduled for a release in April next year, Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Symphonia the Animation), will be directing the adaptation for ufotable (with the studio also being credited for the series' scripts). Akira Matsushima will be serving as character designer along with Miyuki Sato, Yoko Kajiyama, and Mika Kikuchi. Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online) and Go Shina (Juni Taisen: Zodiac War) will compose the music for the series, and Hikaru Kondo will produce.
The voice cast for the series includes Natsuki Hanae as Tanjiro Kamado, Akari Kito as Nezuko Kamado, Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira, and Takahiro Sakurai as Giyu Tomioka.
Originally created by Koyoharu Gotoge, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba first debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2016. Support for the series is heating up in Japan, and VIZ Media fully licensed the series for an English language release not too long ago. They officially describe Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba as such:
"Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality…
Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjiro finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought… Thus begins Tanjiro's request to fight demons and turn his sister human again."