Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba to Get a Theatre Adaptation in Japan

While the Entertainment District arc is unraveling to the delight of anime show fandom, there has been news that the popular Shonen fantasy is getting a theatre adaptation very soon. Jump Festa 2022 revealed numerous news and novelties for a great number of the popular manga and anime shows, which includes Demon Slayer.

A Demon Slayer panel was set up for December 19th, 2021 on Jump Festa where it was revealed that the popular manga and anime will get a theatre adaptation. Demon Slayer is inspiring a traditional Noh-Kyogen stage play with Mansai Nomura directing and appearing in the play.

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Noh-Kyogen is a traditional Japanese combination of comic drama with an emphasis on dialogue (Kyogen), which elevates the more serious (Noh) with musical elements, poetry, drama and dance. The play will be premiered in Tokyo and Osaka in the summer and winter of 2022.

Demon Slayer manga was first published in Shonen Jump Weekly magazine in February 2016. The manga story was officially completed in May 2020 with final Volume 23 being released by the creator in December 2020. Viz Media published the manga in English. Demon Slayer manga was first adapted into anime series in 2019 when it premiered in October. The series was streamed on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.

Demon Slayer season one is also available on Netflix, while the second season is already on episode 10 and waiting for episode 11 to air on December 26th, 2021. The movie Demon Slayer – Mugen Train, which premiered in Japan in October 2020 topped the Japanese office box for 12 weeks in a row, earning 40 million yen during the screening.

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