A new key visual has been revealed for the currently airing Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc anime, shortly after the airing of the seventh episode on May 21, 2023. The third overall season first premiered on April 9, 2023.
The new visual showcases Tanjiro and friends facing off against two members of the Upper Rank Kizuki — Gyokko and Hantengu (in his Hatred form).
The returning production staff for Swordsmith Village Arc includes Haruo Sotozaki as director, Akira Matsushima as character designer/chief animation director, Kouji Etou as art director, Yuuichi Terao as photography director, and Yuuko Oomae as color designer. Ufotable is in charge of the animation production for the series.
Meanwhile, the voice cast includes Hanae Natsuki as Tanjiro Kamado, Akari Kitou as Nezuko Kamado, Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira, Kengo Kawanishi as the Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito, and Kana Hanazawa as the Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji.
The anime is based on the manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge, which was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from February 15, 2016 to May 18, 2020. A total of 23 tankoubon volumes have been released in total. Viz Media releases the manga in English.
Crunchyroll is currently streaming the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, along with its third season. The anime’s official English website describes the general synopsis as:
It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.
Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.