Last time we checked in on the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime, Aniplex had just debuted some new footage. Anime studio ufotable followed up this week to reveal that the adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga is officially set to premiere in Japan on April 6 at 11:30pm, with airings planned for 20 channels.
As previously reported, Japan will be getting theatrical screenings of the first five episodes prior to the broadcast debut. Those are set to go down under the title Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyoudai no Kizuna on March 29.
The anime adaptation of Demon Slayer is directed by Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Zestiria the X), with animation production and scripts credited to ufotable (Fate/Zero). Viz Media publishes the manga in English, and describes it like so:
Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality…
Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they’ve found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjiro finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought… Thus begins Tanjiro’s request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.