Umehara Yuichiro, Ishikawa Kaito, Takeuchi Shunsuke, and Saito Souma have been announced as new cast members to play Sekido, Karaku, Urogi, and Aizetsu, the demons that split off from Hantengu in “TV anime ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc’”. Comments were also received from those people.
In addition, an artist music video for the ending theme “Koikogare” by milet x MAN WITH A MISSION has been released, and information on the release of the 2nd volume of the Blu-ray DVD of “Swordsmith Village Arc” has arrived.
The anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” began in April 2019 with the broadcast of the “TV anime ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Kamado Tanjiro Risshi Arc’” followed in October 2020 by the release of the “Demon Blade: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc,” and from 2021 to 2022 the “TV anime ‘Demon Slayer: kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc’” and “TV anime ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Ruin” Entertainment District Arc’” were broadcast and distributed.
In addition, as a new challenge for the anime “Demon Slayer” leading from the “Entertainment District Arc” to the “Swordsmith Village Arc,” “World Tour Screening of ‘Demon Slayer: to the Swordsmith Village Arc,” will be released. Starting in April 2023, the “TV anime ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc,’” which depicts a new story of Tanjiro and his friends, is being broadcast nationwide on Fuji Television Network. In the third episode, a battle broke out between Tanjiro, Tokito Muichiro, and others against a half-tengu, Gyokko, who suddenly appeared in the Swordsmith’s Village. The fourth episode will be broadcast on April 30.
The four new cast members of the demons, who split from Hantengu, have been revealed from this production. Umehara Yuichiro will play the role of Sekigen, Ishikawa Kaito will play the role of Karaku, Takeuchi Shunsuke will play the role of Urogi, and Saito Souma will play the role of Aizetsu. The battle they will wage against Tanjiro and his men in the village of swordsmiths is sure to be one to watch.
In addition, Volume 2 will be released on July 26, following the release of the 1st volume of “Swordsmith’s Village” Blu-ray & DVD, which is scheduled for June 21. The 2nd Volume will come with luxurious extras such as a jacket illustration newly drawn by ufotable and the stage greeting held in Los Angeles in February 2023. Fans will not want to miss out.
The TV anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith’s Village” is currently airing nationwide on Fuji Television Network. Episode 4 will air on April 30.
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Umehara Yuichiro as “Sekido”
My name is Umehara Yuichiro, and I will be playing the role of “Sekido”, a split-off from Hantengu. I will do my best to play the role of “Sekido”, who is in charge of “anger” in the Japanese language of “joy, anger, sorrow, and pleasure”. I look forward to working with you on the TV anime “Swordsmith’s Village”.
Ishikawa Kaito as “Karaku”
My name is Ishikawa Kaito, and I will be playing the role of “Karaku”, a splinter of the Hantengu. I will do my best to play the role of a wall that stands in the way of Tanjiro and his fellow half-tengu. I will enjoy fighting with the enemies in front of me as much as I enjoy playing Kiraku. Please pay attention to “Swordsmith’s Village” until the very end!
Takeuchi Shunsuke as “Urogi”
I am Takeuchi Shunsuke, and I will be playing the role of “Urogi”. He is the most excited demon, and I had a lot of fun voicing him. I will do my best to defeat Tanjirou and his group, so please give me your support until the end!
Saito Souma as “Aizetsu”
I am Saito Souma, the voice of “Aizetsu”. I will do my best to face the emotion of “Aizetsu” with the joy and awareness of being involved in this work that is loved around the world. Please watch the broadcast to see how each battle will be depicted! Thank you very much!
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