‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village’ Arc English Dub Premiere Announced!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc English Dub Premiere Announced!
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge, whose publication began on February 15, 2016, in Shūeisha’s weekly Shūkan Shōnen Jump magazine. An anime series adaptation was released on April 6, 2019, and ended on September 28 of that same year. The continuation of the story was adapted into a film titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen; it opened on October 16, 2020, in Japan. A second season of the anime began airing in November 2021. A third season is currently airing in Japan, and we have finally gotten some official news on the dub release. In this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about it.

The third season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, which premiered on April 9, 2023, is currently airing in Japan around the world in Japanese, but Crunchyroll has confirmed that the dubbed version will premiere on Sunday, May 28 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time. The premiere will start with Episode 1 of the anime and will continue airing new episodes on a weekly basis.

The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to the dubbed version of season 3 of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. You’re going to find out about its official release date, as well as the voice actors involved. We will also give you some additional information on the anime so you can prepare yourselves for this event.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3 dub release date

Back in 2018, the 26th issue of Shōnen Jump, published on May 28, 2018, stated that a “very important announcement” would be made in the next issue. It was revealed in the 27th issue, released on June 4, that the studio Ufotable will produce an anime adaptation of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and at the same time, a dedicated site was opened.

Ufotable is also credited for the scripts of the series, the realization of which is entrusted to Haruo Sotozaki, with Akira Matsushima as character designer, accompanied by Miyuki Sato, Yōko Kajiyama, and Mika Kikuchi, who are the designers of the secondary characters; the series’ soundtrack was composed by Yuki Kajiura and Gō Shiina. Hikaru Kondo produced the series.

It was broadcast for the first time in Japan between April 6 and September 28, 2019, on 20 different TV channels, including Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11, etc. The series consisted of 26 episodes. Aniplex of America streamed it on Crunchyroll and FunimationNow in America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Ireland; AnimeLab also simulcast the series in Australia and New Zealand.

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Four short episodes, titled Kimetsu Gakuen: Valentine-hen, were also produced by Ufotable on the theme of Valentine’s Day; they aired throughout the online event celebrating the animated television series’ two-year anniversary on February 14, 2021, and were then uploaded to Aniplex’s YouTube channel afterward. During the same event, Aniplex announced the production of a second season by the same production team as the first series.

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As soon as the first season’s broadcast ended, the studio announced the production of a film titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, which premiered on October 16, 2020. A batch of seven episodes was broadcast on October 10, 2021, taking up the arc already presented in the film Mugen Train.

From December 5, 2021, the story continued with the Entertainment District Arc, adapting volumes 8 to 11 of the manga. The broadcast of the season ended on February 13, 2022. On the same day of the broadcast of the last episode of the second season, Ufotable announced via its official website that the third season was in production.

The season finally premiered on April 9, 2023, and is currently ongoing. Seeing how Demon Slayer is one of the world’s most popular anime, a dub was just a matter of time, and on May 24, 2023, Crunchyroll finally revealed the details. Here is what we have:

The English dub of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc will be unsheathed exclusively on Crunchyroll starting Sunday, May 28 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time, and will air new dubbed episodes weekly.

All-new episodes of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc are simulcast from Japan onto Crunchyroll where the streaming service is available, and exclusively in North America, South America, and Europe, which began on April 9.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is based on the manga series by Koyoharu Gotoge, published under SHUEISHA’s JUMP COMICS, which consists of 23 volumes and over 150 million copies in publication. The animation production is by ufotable.

The story begins when Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family is killed by a demon, joins the Demon Slayer Corps to turn his younger sister Nezuko back into a human after she is transformed into a demon. In April 2019, the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba first premiered with the Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc, followed by the release of the feature film Mugen Train in October 2020, and the TV series Mugen Train Arc and Entertainment District Arc from 2021 through 2022.

Starting in February 2023, the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour kicked off with a worldwide theatrical screening in 95 countries and regions. In April, the TV adaptation of the Swordsmith Village Arc is confirmed to begin airing.

And the story makes its way to a new location ─ 

Tanjiro’s journey leads him to the Swordsmith Village, where he reunites with two Hashira, members of the Demon Slayer Corps’ highest-ranking swordsmen – Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji. With the shadows of demons lurking near, a new battle begins for Tanjiro and his comrades.

The first episode of the English dub for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc premiered in movie theaters around the globe during the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour, which brought talent from Japan to fans for advance screenings in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Paris, Berlin, Seoul, and Taipei. Special guests included Natsuki Hanae, the Japanese voice of main character Tanjiro Kamado, Aniplex producer Yuma Takahashi, and more along with a breathtaking performance by Aimer in select cities.

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV series, which debuted in 2019, and Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, which took the world by storm in 2020, are currently available to stream on Crunchyroll. 

(Source: Crunchyroll)

And this is great news for those who are waiting for the dub of Demon Slayer. It took some time, as dubs usually do arrive quicker, but better late than never, eh? So, to sum up, Crunchyroll will release the first episode of the dub on Sunday, May 28 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time, and from that moment on, new dubbed episodes will be released on a weekly basis, just like the original ones. In that aspect, this is absolutely great news for fans of dubbed anime, and we hope all of them will have fun watching the show!

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3 dub trailer

You now know all the facts and our thoughts related to the release of the dubbed version of season 3 of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, which means that you’ve probably deduced by yourselves that we already have a trailer for the dubbed version of season 3 of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. In line with common practice, the official trailer for the dubbed version of season 3 of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was released alongside the official announcement of the dub, and you can check it out here:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3 dub cast

Demon Slayer is a show whose main cast won’t change much until the final arc. Some new characters will be introduced, and many antagonists will disappear after their demise, but the main cast will remain – for the most part – unchanged until the very end. This is why we think that the main voice cast, since that is an unwritten rule in modern-day anime adaptations, will return for the third season but also for all potential future seasons.

And while the Japanese cast was more or less revealed earlier, the Hell’s Paradise anime dub cast was unknown for some time. Of course, with the announcement of the dub’s release date, the main cast was also revealed, and in this article, we are going to bring you the principal characters and their Japanese and English language voice actors and actresses:

CharacterJapanese Voice ActorEnglish Voice Actor
Tanjirō KamadoNatsuki HanaeZach Aguilar
Nezuko KamadoAkari KitōAbby Trott
Zen’itsu AgatsumaHiro ShimonoAleks Le
Inosuke HashibiraYoshitsugu MatsuokaBryce Papenbrook
Gen’ya ShinazugawaNobuhiko OkamotoZeno Robinson
Mitsuri KanrojiKana HanazawaKira Buckland
Moichirō TokitōKengo KawanishiGriffin Burns
HantenguToshio FurukawaChristopher Corey Smith
Muzan KibutsujiToshihiko SekiTBC
GyokkoKōsuke ToriumiBrent Mukai
AkazaAkira IshidaTBC
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