Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 1 release date in USA IMAX movie theaters, Swordsmith Village Arc World Tour English dub confirmed by Crunchyroll

Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3 Episode 1
Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Episode 1 is coming out in USA movie theaters in Winter 2023! Pic credit: Studio ufotable/Aniplex

The Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 1 release date in USA movie theaters is confirmed for March 3, 2022.

Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village Episode 1 will be a 1-hour special episode so it’ll be worth watching on IMAX movie screens.

Aniplex of America and Crunchyroll are partnering together to bring Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- special event to the big screens in the United States and Canada in both Japanese audio with English subtitles, as well as an English dub.

The special world tour screening event will first be held in IMAX movie theaters in Japan on February 3, 2023. The kickoff event will be a two-day event in Tokyo, followed by World Tour events in many countries:

  • Paris, France: February 18, 2023
  • Berlin, Germany: February 26, 2023
  • Mexico City, Mexico: March 4, 2023
  • Seoul, South Korea: March 11, 2023
  • Taipei, Taiwan: March 19, 2023

All in all, the Demon Slayer World Tour will be in movie theaters in more than 80 countries and regions around the world.

As for the United States, Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Episode 1 will head to the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on February 18th for a premiere event featuring special appearances by Natsuki Hanae, the Japanese voice of main character Tanjiro Kamado, and Aniplex producer Yuma Takahashi.

The star-studded red carpet event will include the North American premiere of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village-, a feature-length cut of Entertainment District Arc Episodes 10 and 11, and the extended 1-hour long Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc Episode in 4K high resolution with remastered audio.

The LA event will also feature a breathtaking performance by musical performing artist Aimer, as part of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour.

Tickets for the Los Angeles premiere event will go on sale on Ticketmaster.com on January 7, 2023.

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

Demon Slayer Season 3 story summary

Warning: The following paragraph contains a brief Demon Slayer Season 3 story summary with spoilers.

The Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc anime will have Tanjiro Kamado waking up after two months in a coma. Tanjiro will travel to the swordsmith village in hopes of convincing Hotaru to make him a new sword, but after discovering a secret weapon the young demon slayer will find Upper Moon Five Gyokko and Upper Moon Four Hantengu waiting for him. But it’s not like Tanjiro is facing danger alone since he’ll be joined by two Hashira, the “Love Hashira” Mitsuri Kanroji and the “Mist Hashira” Muichiro Tokito.

The total number of episodes for Demon Slayer Season 3 hasn’t been announced yet. Assuming that the Demon Slayer Season 4: Infinity Castle Arc anime adapts the short, nine-chapter Hashira Training Arc, it’s likely that the third season will be around 10 episodes long.

Then again, the first episode of Demon Slayer Season 3 might be 1-hour long just so they can fit that short story arc into a more standard 12-episode cour.

Demon Slayer Season 3 staff and OP/ED music

Aniplex is the anime/music distributor, Shueisha publishes the manga by creator Koyoharu Gotoge, and ufotable is the animation studio. On February 13, 2022, it was confirmed that the main staff is returning for Demon Slayer 3.

Director Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Symphonia: The Animation) returned for directing the second season, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -Entertainment District-, and now he’ll be coming back again for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -Swordsmith Village-.

Chief animation director Akira Matsushima is also returning. Lead character designer Akira Matsushima is also coming back for the third season. For the first season, the sub-character designers were Miyuki Sato, Yoko Kajiyama, and Mika Kikuchi.

The music was composed by Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, and Madoka Magica) and Go Shiina (Juni Taisen: Zodiac War, and God Eater). Hikaru Kondo is the producer.

The Demon Slayer Season 3 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music hasn’t been announced yet.

Let’s just be glad that the Demon Slayer Season 3 release date in USA movie theaters is coming so soon in 2023! Stay tuned!

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