Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Swordsmith Village Arc anime announcement likely in October 2022 during Machi Asobi event

Key visual for the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc, featuring the Mist Hashira and Love Hashira.
Key visual for the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc, featuring the Mist Hashira and Love Hashira. Pic credit: @DemonSlayerUSA/Twitter

New information related to Demon Slayer Season 3, or Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji Sato-hen), is very likely to be revealed at the Machi Asobi special event for the franchise that will take place in Japan on October 15, 2022.

On October 7, 2022, the official website and Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba adventure, dark fantasy manga announced that “anime-related announcements will take place on stage.”

Voice actors appearing at the event are: Natsuki Hanae, who plays Tanjiro Kamado, Katsuyuki Konishi who plays Tengen Uzui, and producer Yuma Takahashi, who will act as the moderator.

You can watch a trailer for Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc here:

Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc trailer.

What is the plot of Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc?

The story will adapt the events which occur in the “Swordsmith Village Arc”, which runs from chapters 100 to 127 of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga.

When the Demon Slayer Corps’ swordsmith, Hotaru Haganezuka, declares that he’s become tired of fixing Tanjiro Kamado’s sword the young demon slayer is forced to travel to the famous Swordsmith Village in order to replace his sword. The trailer also teased that the Swordsmith Village will be the location of Tanjiro’s new “mission”, which hints that demons will definitely make an appearance in the village.

Who are the members of the production team?

Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc production team members include:

  • Original Story – Koyoharu Gotouge
  • Director – Haruo Sotozaki
  • Character Designer / Chief Animation Director – Akira Matsushima
  • Animation Production – ufotable

Who are the cast members of Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc?

Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc main cast members include:

  • Natsuki Hanae – Tanjiro Kamado
  • Akari Kito – Nezuko Kamado
  • Hiro Shimono – Zenitsu Agatsuma
  • Yoshisugu Matsuoka – Inosuke Hashibira
  • Kengo Kawanishi – Muichiro Tokito
  • Kana Hanazawa – Mitsuri Kanroji

The official Twitter account for Kimetsu no Yaiba also teased that the upcoming Swordsmith Village Arc will focus on the Mist Hashira and Love Hashira.

Terrifying upper moon demons that are likely to make an appearance during the Swordsmith Village Arc are Hatengu and Gyoko.

Fan art of the upper moon demons Hatengu and Gyoko.
Fan art of the upper moon demons Hatengu and Gyoko. Pic credit: @n.ichirin and @animeposted.com

Where can I watch the anime and read the manga?

In April 2019, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s first anime adaptation premiered. The anime was licensed by Aniplex of America and streamed on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation. In October 2019, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba premiered on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block.

In October 2020, the anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train was screened in Japan and topped the box office for 12 consecutive weeks. Mugen Train became the first film in Japan to pass the 40 billion yen milestone and was the highest-earning film worldwide for 2020.

Mugen Train is the first non-Hollywood and non-American film to top the yearly box office worldwide since the beginning of the film industry over a century ago.

You can currently watch Mugen Train on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

In October 2021, a seven-episode arc that adapted the events which occurred in the film Mugen Train premiered in Japan. On December 5, 2021, the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen) anime premiere with a one-hour special. Kimetsu no Yaiba Enteratinment District Arc is currently available for streaming on Funimation and Crunchyroll.

In February 2016, Koyoharu Gotouge launched Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and it ended in May 2020. In December 2020, the manga’s 23rd and final tankbon volume was published by Shueisha. The manga’s English version has been licensed by Viz Media for release in North America.

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