On June 17, the global sensation anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is set to conquer New York City’s iconic Times Square in a spectacular celebration of the “Swordsmith Village Arc” finale. Crunchyroll, Aniplex of America, and Aniplex, Inc. are joining forces to bring fans an unforgettable experience featuring breathtaking visuals from the anime. This exclusive event will showcase the epic conclusion of the Swordsmith Village Arc, which will be available for streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll on June 18.
Demon Slayer Taking Over Times Square
Taking place on Saturday, June 17, from 9 pm ET until 10 pm ET, the Times Square takeover promises to captivate both devoted fans and passersby alike. The heart of Manhattan will come alive with the vibrant energy and excitement of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The immersive experience will transport attendees into the captivating world of the anime, delivering an unforgettable evening.
For those unable to attend in person, Crunchyroll will provide an Instagram Live viewing experience at instagram.com/crunchyroll. Fans from around the world can join in the excitement and witness the electrifying atmosphere of Times Square as it becomes the backdrop for this monumental celebration.
Following the event, fans can anticipate an array of post-activation assets, including videos and photography, which will be made available for viewing. The dynamic imagery will capture the essence of the event, allowing fans to relive the magic and share the experience with others.
The “Swordsmith Village Arc” takes Tanjiro, the series’ protagonist, on a thrilling journey to the Swordsmith Village. There, he reunites with two powerful members of the Demon Slayer Corps, Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji. As the shadows of demons loom ever closer, Tanjiro and his comrades find themselves embarking on a new and perilous battle.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has taken the anime world by storm, captivating audiences with its compelling story, stunning animation, and memorable characters. The series has garnered a massive global following and has become a cultural phenomenon. Its presence in Times Square symbolizes the immense popularity and impact it has achieved.
As fans eagerly anticipate the “Swordsmith Village Arc” finale, the Times Square takeover promises to be a monumental event that celebrates the success and cultural significance of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Be prepared to be enthralled by the world of demons and demon slayers as it comes alive in the heart of New York City.
About Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba “Sowrdsmith Village Arc”
Director: Haruo Sotozaki
Director of Art: Koji Eto
Director of Photography: Yuichi Terao
Editing: Manabu Kamino
Animation Production: ufotable
English Dub Cast: Zach Aguilar, Abby Trott, Griffin Burns, Kira Buckland, Zeno Robinson, Christopher Corey Smith, Brent Mukai, Yamadera
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.
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