Through a special broadcast held online to celebrate the second anniversary of the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge, Kimetsu no Yaiba, the second season for the series was announced.
This sequel will adapt the Red Light District Arc from the manga and be titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen. Its premiere is scheduled for 2021 under the production of the Ufotable studios.
Haruo Sotozaki ( Tales of Zestiria the X, Tales of Symphonia the Animation ) will again direct the series at Ufotable Studios( Fate / Zero, Kara no Kyōkai, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu ). Akira Matsushima ( Maria-sama ga Miteru, Tales of Zestiria the X ) will handle character design in conjunction with Miyuki Sato, Yoko Kajiyama Mika Kikuchi, who served as supporting character designers on the first season and the film.
Yuki Kajiura ( Sword Art Online, Fate / Zero, Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica ) and Gō Shiina ( Tales of Zestiria the X, Jūni Taisen, God Eater ) will be in charge of composing the soundtrack.
The cast of voices:
- Natsuki Hanae as Tanjirou Kamado
- Akari Kito as Nezuko Kamado
- Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Tengen Uzui
Gouge published the original manga in Shueisha publisher’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016 and ended it in May 2020 with a total of 23 volumes.
The animated adaptation of the manga had 26 episodes and was produced by Ufotable studios, under Haruo Sotozaki, and released in April 2019. Subsequently, a film titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen was released in theaters in Japan on October 16, 2020.
Synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba
In the Taisho era in Japan, Tanjirou Kamado is a kind and intelligent boy who lives with his family in the mountains.
Tanjirou has become the head of his family after his father’s death, making constant trips to the village at the mountain’s foot to sell firewood and charcoal.
However, his life changes when one day, returning home after spending a night out, he discovers that his family has been killed by a demon.
Tanjirou and her sister Nezuko are the only survivors now, but she has been turned into a demon, although surprisingly, she still shows emotions and seems to have a sense of reason.
After an encounter with Giyuu Tomioka, a demon hunter, Tanjirou decides to become a demon hunter to hunt down the murderer of his family and find a way to return Nezuko to normal.