Koyoharu Gotouge’s Shonen Jump manga Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is coming to the small screen as a TV anime this April. Prior to that, though, some new videos have arrived to reveal plans for theatrical screenings in Japan. The first five episodes will premiere in 11 theaters, in which they will screen for two weeks as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Bonds of Siblings, starting on March 29.
The good news for everyone outside of Japan: We have new footage! Check out the latest trailer via the official Twitter below, followed by a region-free commercial.
— 鬼滅の刃公式 (@kimetsu_off) February 15, 2019
Here’s the theatrical version’s poster:
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.