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Get Ready for Demon Slayer’s Super Kabuki II Adaptation

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is no stranger to the stage, and it’s about to get another go in the spotlight thanks to the Super Kabuki II project. The aim of said project is to fuse modern subjects and technology with traditional Japanese theater, which sounds like the perfect excuse to bring Tanjiro and the rest of the cast to life in a new way. 

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Super Kabuki II performances will run in Tokyo’s Shinbashi Ebujo theater district in February and March of 2024, with Kunio Sugihara directing and Kensuke Yokouchi providing the script. 

Kabuki actors to be featured include Ichikawa Somegorō VIII, Ichikawa Danko V, Ichikawa En’nosuke IV, Matsumoto Kōshirō X and others, with more details to be revealed at a later date. While we don’t have any photos to go on, you can see a teaser poster below.

Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga has inspired two seasons of TV anime, with a third in the works, and one of the most successful anime films of all time. Crunchyroll streams the anime series and describes it like so:

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.

Via Crunchyroll News