Strips of papers and new illustrations of the main characters and voice actors (a total of 31), including Hanae Natsuki and Shimono Hiro, who appeared in the TV anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, writing their wishes for the Japanese festival Tanabata, have been revealed. In addition, a special program to commemorate Tanjirou's birthday on Jul. 14 has been announced.
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is based on the manga of the same title drawn by Gotouge Koyoharu, which was serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump”. People have been fascinated by the dreadful sword fights portrayed with dynamic images in a heartrending story about humans and demons. The latest film “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” will be released on Oct. 16.
To celebrate the festival Tanabata, a special page has been set up on the official website. Here, strips of paper handwritten by a total of 31 voice actors who played Tanjirou and the other characters of the TV anime series, such as Hanae Natsuki, Kitou Akari, Shimono Hiro, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, are now available for viewing.
Moreover, fans may take a look at the new illustrations of Tanabata and the wishes written on strips of paper by the five characters who hold the key to the film's story.
To commemorate Tanjirou's birthday on Jul. 14, three special programs will be held. First, from 9 p.m. on July 14, the day of Tanjirou's birthday, ABEMA will be streaming the special show “Tanjirou's Birthday Party” with the participation of main cast members Hanae Natsuki, Kitou Akari, Shimono Hiro, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu.
The second program will be featuring the broadcast of the entire TV anime series “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” on ABEMA in Jul. 11 & 12, so it will be a chance to enjoy it a second time for those who have already seen it, and also for those who haven't watched it yet.
Lastly, a Tanjirou's birthday collaboration event is scheduled to be held at ufotableCafe. Don't miss the opportunity to get a limited menu, novelty items, and more!
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” premiere is set on Oct. 16, 2020.
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