English Dub of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc is releasing exclusively on Crunchyroll. Find out more about the upcoming release coming this weekend in May.
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc English Dub is launching exclusively on Crunchyroll this Sunday. The premiere episode of the latest installment of the hit anime series will be unleashed on the streaming platform for fans of the English Dub version. The first episode will be released, which follows from the aftermath of the Entertainment District Arc. Fans will finally be able to enjoy the new story that takes place in the hidden village where the Nichirin swords are forged, just as it comes under attack by members of the Twelve Kizuki.  

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc will feature Tanjiro as the 9th story arc begins and heads to the village after badly damaging his sword in the last battle. The new arc will also feature two Harisha including the Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito, and Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji. The new arc will also reveal more about fellow demon slayer, Genya, and swordsmith, Hotaru Haganezuka. A devastating fight will take place as high-rank demons attack a vital spot of the Demon Slayer Corps, where all swords are forged to kill and behead demons.  

Crunchyroll Releasing Demon Slayer’s Swordsmith Village Arc English Dub 

The English dub of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc will be unsheathed exclusively on Crunchyroll starting Sunday, May 28 at 1:30 PM PT (9:30 PM BST), and will air new dubbed episodes weekly. All-new episodes of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc are simulcast from Japan onto Crunchyroll where the streaming service is available, and exclusively in North America, South America, and Europe, which began on April 9. 

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is based on the manga series by Koyoharu Gotoge, published under SHUEISHA’s JUMP COMICS, which consists of 23 volumes and over 150 million copies in publication. The animation production is by ufotable. 

The story begins when Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family is killed by a demon, joins the Demon Slayer Corps to turn his younger sister Nezuko back into a human after she is transformed into a demon. In April 2019, the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba first premiered with the Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc, followed by the release of the feature film Mugen Train in October 2020, and the TV series Mugen Train Arc and Entertainment District Arc from 2021 through 2022. 

Starting in February 2023, the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour kicked off with a worldwide theatrical screening in 95 countries and regions. In April, the TV adaptation of the Swordsmith Village Arc was confirmed to begin airing. 

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And the story makes its way to a new location ─  

Tanjiro’s journey leads him to the Swordsmith Village, where he reunites with two Hashira, members of the Demon Slayer Corps’ highest-ranking swordsmen – Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji. With the shadows of demons lurking near, a new battle begins for Tanjiro and his comrades. 

The first episode of the English dub for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc premiered in cinemas around the globe during the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour, which brought talent from Japan to fans for advance screenings in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Paris, Berlin, Seoul, and Taipei. Special guests included Natsuki Hanae, the Japanese voice of main character Tanjiro Kamado, Aniplex producer Yuma Takahashi, and more along with a breathtaking performance by Aimer in select cities. 

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV series, which debuted in 2019, and Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, which took the world by storm in 2020, are currently available to stream on Crunchyroll.  

English voice cast and characters

  • Zach Aguilar as Tanjiro Kamado 
  • Abby Trott as Nezuko Kamado 
  • Aleks Le as Zenitsu Agatsuma 
  • Bryce Papenbrook as Inosuke Hashibira 
  • Griffin Burns as Muichiro Tokito 
  • Kira Buckland as Mitsuri Kanroji 
  • Zeno Robinson as Genya 
  • Christopher Corey Smith as Hantengu 
  • Brent Mukai as Gyokko 

 The latest arc will raise the stakes as the Swordsmith village is the only place that forges the weapon to kill demons for all slayers. Although a hidden location, a fight breaks out for the survival of the swordsmiths but Tanjiro and Nezuko are already in place to defend the future of the Demon Slayer Corps. It will be great to finally explore the two highlighted members of the Harisha as Mitsuri and Muichiro make their full-fight debut. New characters are also introduced but a significant part of the story is revealed as pieces of the past are revealed in the new installment. 

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc English dub will be available on May 26, exclusively on Crunchyroll. Dubs for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc are also being produced in Latin American, Spanish, Brazilian, Portuguese, French, German, and Hindi.  

About Aniplex of America Inc. 

Aniplex of America, Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex, Inc. 

(headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc., and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. The company’s ever-growing lineup of shows includes: Sword Art Online, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, KILL la KILL, GURREN LAGANN, Monogatari series, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, Cells at Work!, The Promised Neverland, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba, The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED and many more. The company released the English version of the popular mobile game, Fate/Grand Order, in 2017, as well the critically acclaimed mobile JRPG Disney Twisted-Wonderland in 2022. 

What do you think of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba? Are you looking forward to the English Dub of the Swordsmith Village Arc? What has been your favorite moment in the series so far? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more anime news.  


Source: Official Website 


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Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.