Crunchyroll has announced that they will exclusively debut the English dub of ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc’ on May 28, 2023. Directed by Haruo Sotozaki, the Japanese animation studio Ufotable has been producing the series since 2019 with Aniplex of America releasing the English dub version.
With many voice actors and actresses returning, Crunchyroll revealed the dub cast on their website:
Zach Aguilar (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) as Tanjiro Kamado
Abby Trott (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers) as Nezuko Kamado
Aleks Le (Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero) as Zenitsu Agatsuma
Bryce Papenbrook (Sword Art Online Alicization: War of the Underworld) as Inosuke Hashibira
Griffin Burns (Blue Period) as Muichiro Tokito
Kira Buckland (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic) as Mitsuri Kanroji
Zeno Robinson (My Hero Academia) as Genya
Christopher Corey Smith (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) as Hantengu
Brent Mukai (A Couple of Cuckoos) as Gyokko
You can watch the trailer below:
The anime is based on the manga created by Koyoharu Gotouge and published by the Tokyo-based publisher Shueisha who serialized it i their ‘Weekly Shōnen Jump’ magazine. The series ran from February 15, 2016, to May 18, 2020.
The Demon Slayer anime website describes the synopsis as follows,
“The story begins when Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family is killed by a demon, joins the Demon Slayer Corps to turn his younger sister Nezuko back into a human after she is transformed into a demon.
And the story makes its way to a new location… Tanjiro’s journey leads him to the Swordsmith Village, where he reunites with two Hashira, members of the Demon Slayer Corps’ highest-ranking – Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji. With the shadows of demons lurking near, a new battle begins for Tanjiro and his comrades.”
Viz Media currently holds the license to release the manga in North America.
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