The award-winning hit series is finally coming to Blu-ray!
SANTA MONICA, CA (MAY 5, 2020) – Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated release of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on Blu-ray in both Limited and Standard Edition packages. Both editions will be released in two volumes, with the Limited Editions bursting with bonus materials, including soundtrack CDs, an exclusive illustration card set, a special booklet featuring character art and scene designs with staff comments. Complete in a stunning box with cover art and package illustrations by Akira Matsushima (Character Design), both Limited Edition volumes also come with audio commentary from the Japanese and English cast, as well as a soundtrack CD featuring the series’ breathtaking music by Go Shiina (God Eater, Today’s MENU for Emiya Family).
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Limited Edition Blu-ray Volume 1 contains the first thirteen episodes of the series and will be released on June 30, 2020, followed by Volume 2 on November 24, 2020. Each volume is priced at $159.98 SRP with both editions open for pre-orders at online retailer RightStuf Anime (https://www.rightstufanime.com/).
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Standard Edition Blu-rays are each priced at $64.98 SRP with Volume 1, containing the first thirteen episodes, scheduled for release in September 2020, while the Standard Edition Volume 2 will include episode the remaining thirteen episodes and is scheduled for release January 2021. Aniplex of America will be partnering with Funimation for the distribution of the Standard Edition Blu-rays with more details on the release to be announced at a later date.
Lauded as being among the best anime of 2019, the wildly popular series is based on Koyoharu Gotoge’s manga series from SHUEISHA’s Weekly Shonen Jump and brought to life thanks to animation production and screenplay by the esteemed studio ufotable, celebrated for their work on Fate/stay night [Unlimited Bladeworks], Fate/Zero, and most recently the Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] trilogy. Season 1 of the series is known as the “Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc” and features the opening theme song from renowned singer LiSA (Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero), titled “GURENGE,” which was recently certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.
The Japanese cast stars Natsuki Hanae (Your lie in April, Fate/Aporcypha) and Akari Kito (BLEND-S, Record of Grancrest War) as siblings Tanjiro and Nezuko Kamado, alongside Hiro Shimono (Durarara!!x2, Attack on Titan), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online, Eromanga Sensei), and Takahiro Sakurai (Cells at Work!, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia).
The English dub premiered on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block in October of 2019 starring Zach Aguilar (ALDNOAH.ZERO, Fate/Apocrypha), Abby Trott (Asterisk War, Neon Genesis Evangelion), Aleks Le (Record of Grancrest War, Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld), Bryce Papenbrook (Sword Art Online series, Blue Exorcist, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel]), and Johnny Yong Bosch (Fate/Zero, Blue Exorcist, Durarara!!).
The series recently revealed more information on its upcoming feature-length film, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, which will follow Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke as they investigate the cause of the mysterious disappearances aboard a train with the help of Flame Hashira, Kyojuro Rengoku.
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