Demon Slayer -KIMETSU NO YAIBA- the stage

Crunchyroll to stream live-action Demon Slayer stage play

It’s not unusual for popular anime to be transformed into live-action stage performances in Japan. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is no exception to this, and Crunchyroll has secured the rights to stream this retelling to audiences in select English-speaking countries.

Fans in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand can watch Demon Slayer -KIMETSU NO YAIBA- the stage with English subtitles as of 11:30 am PDT (2:30 pm EDT) on Friday, June 21st, 2024.

Crunchyroll provided a synopsis of Demon Slayer -KIMETSU NO YAIBA- the stage in a press release.

One day in Japan during the Taisho era, Tanjiro, a kind young man who sells coal, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. Worse yet, the only survivor, his younger sister Nezuko, is turned into a demon. Tanjiro makes up his mind to become a Demon Slayer to turn his sister back into a human and slay the demon who killed his family. This tragic tale, interwoven with humans and demons, begins!

Appearing in Demon Slayer -KIMETSU NO YAIBA- the stage are:

  • Ryota Kobayashi as Tanjiro Kamado
  • Akari Takaishi as Nezuko Kamado
  • Keisuke Ueda as Zenitsu Agatsuma
  • Yugo Sato as Inosuke Hashibira
  • Reo Honda as Giyu Tomioka
  • Tomoyuki Takagi as Sakonji Urokodaki
  • Shori as Sabito
  • Arisa Sonohara as Makomo
  • Yuria Kakizawa as White-Haired Guide
  • Kokoro Kuge as Black-Haired Guide
  • Mimi Maihane as Tamayo
  • Hisanori Sato as Yushiro
  • Yoshihide Sasaki as Muzan Kibutsuji
  • Ensemble: Shintarou Takemura, Masahide Tada, Ayaka Nishibun, Kenta Hoshi, Yuta Hoshino, Yu Maekawa, Rikito Morita

Stage performances like these bring the anime to life through a vibrant cast and energetic renditions of their source material. That said, it’s often difficult for fans outside of Japan to experience these shows as they rarely travel outside of the island nation.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from February 15th, 2016 until May 18th, 2020; in North America, Viz Media publishes the manga in print and digital formats. The anime premiered on April 6th, 2019 and is currently in its fourth seasonCrunchyroll is licensed to stream the series outside of Asia.

Source: Crunchyroll press release

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©KIMETSU NO YAIBA the stage committee


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