Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour will be kicking off its run in Japan on February 3 but that run has been expanded from the previously confirmed 80 countries and territories to a whopping 95. Ahead of Friday’s first screenings in Japan, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will be holding a parade in Tokyo’s Asakusa area.
For long-time fans of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Asakusa is a pivotal place for the story of the series: it’s where Tanjiro first comes in contact with Muzan and it’s within walking distance to Yoshiwara, the setting of the Entertainment District arc. To commemorate the World Tour, the Kaminarimon to Sensoji Temple Kimetsu no Yaiba Costume Parade will be held on February 1.
From 10:45 AM, Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke will start at Kaminarimon and walk through Nakamise Dori, to the main hall of Sensoji Temple at 11 PM. The characters will be led by a monk through the central street of Asakusa.
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- is a feature-length cut of Episodes 10 and 11 of the Entertainment District Arc along with the extended Episode 1 of the upcoming Swordsmith Village Arc in 4K with remastered audio. The feature starts in Japanese theaters on February 3 with the L.A. premiere on February 18 ahead of full screenings on March 3. It is set to be shown across 95 countries and territories.
The Entertainment District Arc was the latest arc to air, starting on Japanese TV on December 5, 2021, and was streamed on Crunchyroll weekly shortly after its TV broadcast. The rest of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime franchise, including the Mugen Train film and arc, is also available to watch on Crunchyroll.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc is scheduled to begin in April 2023
Sources: Mantan Web, Demon Slayer official website
Daryl Harding is a Senior 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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