Love is in the air, and for fans of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, you’re gonna love the news that the previously announced Demon Slayer Festival -Anime 2nd Anniversary Festival- will be moved online on February 14 due to the current State of Emergency in Japan. The event was previously going to be held over two days at Makuhari Messe.
To start off the celebrations, 4 new episodes of the Tales from Demon Slayer Academy shorts, animated at Ufotable, will be released on the Aniplex YouTube channel Japan Time at 10 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM, and after the event live stream on Abema TV.
The live stream, titled “Demon Slayer Festival Online -Anime 2nd Anniversary Festival-” will be shown on AbemaTV at 8 PM and will feature the 4 lead voice actors as well as Rengoku’s voice actor. There will be information related to the anime series released during the event, though what is it, has not been confirmed. The event, along with the last Valentine’s Day Tales from Demon Slayer Academy short, will be available on the Japanese Aniplex YouTube channel after it has aired on AbemaTV.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime aired between April 2019 and September 2019 and become a cultural phenomenon. The sequel anime film, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train opened in Japanese cinemas on October 16 and had the best opening weekend in Japanese cinema history, becoming the highest-grossing film in Japanese theaters ever. The film is scheduled to screen in Australia from February 25 and in North America in “early 2021”.
Source: Demon Slayer Anime Website
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.
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