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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc Coming to Crunchyroll Next Month

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New episodes of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will be here next month! Specifically, the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc anime debuts on Crunchyroll on Sunday, May 12, and its first episode will be an hour long. After that, a new episode is scheduled to drop each week. Crunchyroll will be offering the show in “North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, CIS, India and Southeast Asia.”

Crunchyroll did not say when we can expect dubs for the new arc, but did note that dubs are being made in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

The anime is being made at ufotable, with Haruo Sotozaki helming the project as director. The tasks of Chief Animation Director and Character Designer both fall to Akira Matsushima. Credit for music composition goes to Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina.

Crunchyroll gave this description for the new arc:

To the Hashira Training…

The members of the Demon Slayer Corps and their highest-ranking swordsmen, the Hashira.

In preparation for the forthcoming final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, the Hashira Training commences. While each carry faith and determination within their hearts, Tanjiro and the Hashira enter a new story.

Demon Slayer, which began as a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge, has been one of the most successful anime and manga franchises in recent memory. Crunchyroll is also streaming the earlier seasons of the anime TV series, and gave this description for the overall plot:

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.

Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

Source: Crunchyroll

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