LiSA Digitally Release Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Opening Theme ‘Gurenge’

23.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

The full version of LiSA’s new song Gurenge which is the opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has been released digitally.

The lyrics to the upbeat rock number were written by LiSA herself. She read the manga when coming up with the lyrics which led her to combine her artistic world with the world of the series. The song was composed by Kayoko Kusano and arranged by Ryo Eguchi.

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It has also been announced that live footage from and a documentary covering LiSA’s Asia tour last summer will be released on DVD and Blu-ray May 15. Titled LiVE is Smile Always ~ASiA TOUR 2018~[eN + core] LiVE & DOCUMENT, fans who pre-order this release at one of LiSA’s concerts will receive a replica of a staff pass. Those who purchase it at select stores will receive a sheet of original stickers.

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  • Demon Slayer: Mugen Train New Key Visual and Promotional Video Released

    26.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    The hotly-anticipated anime film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was finally released in Japan on October 16, 2020. To promote the film, a fiery new key visual and promotional video featuring Rengoku and Akaza fighting has been released along with a comment from Satoshi Hino who voices Rengoku.

     

    3rd Key Visual & New Promotional Video

    3rd official key visual for Demon Slayer: Mugen Train

    The key visual features Kyojuro Rengoku, the Flame Hashira, fighting against Akaza, one of the Twelve Kizuki who holds the position of Upper Rank 3. It will be displayed as theatres in Japan from October 31. You can see both of them battling to the death in the new promotional video below with gorgeous animation from the studio working on the series and film Ufotable.

     

    Akaza is a new face in the anime adaptation

    Akaza is a powerful Demon who surpasses even Rui who we see in the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series, as well as Enmu who appears in the film. He is voiced by Akira Ishida (Kaworu Nagisa in Neon Genesis Evangelion and Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance).

     

    Kyojuro Rengoku’s father, Shinjuro Rengoku, is voiced by Rikiya Koyama (Yamato in Naruto Shippuden and Kogoro Mouri in Case Closed), while his younger brother, Senjuro Rengoku, is voiced by Junya Enoki who voiced Peter Parker and Spiderman in the Japanese dub of Marvel’s Avengers film series as well as the Spider-Man films.

     

    Akira Ishida (Voices: Akaza) | Comment

    “When I read the script, I saw how it certainly isn’t wrong that Akaza is a character who makes sense when it comes to good and evil. And not just him either. Kyojuro is like that too. And they both clash when it comes to these two things, and I found that dynamic to be really interesting. I hope people get to enjoy it at the cinema.”

     

    Meet the voice cast in Japan

    Natsuki Hanae, Satoshi Hino, and Akira Ishida who voice Tanjiro Kamado, Kyojuro Rengoku, and Akaza respectively, will hold a talk session at TOHO Cinemas Hibiya on October 31st after the 16:40 (JST) film screening. It will also be streamed live at theatres across Japan.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Demon Slayer Merchandise Collaboration With Onigawara Demon Decorative Tile Makers Announced

    24.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Sanshu Onigawara Kogeihen, a traditional crafts company in Takahama, Aichi, which is known for making ‘onigawara’—a type of decorative tile in Japan (kawara) traditionally bearing the face of a demon—has announced a collaboration with the hit TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which will begin in the city of Takahama on October 30, 2020.

     

    The tiles are made by artisans called Onishi and are used for warding away evil spirits and evil in general. For the collaboration, Demon Slayer fans can get their hands on a selection of original kawara tiles, get involved in an Onishi workshop, and more.

     

    Original Kawara Merchandise

    Demon Slayer x Kawara

    Crafted by a real Onishi, the kawara line-up includes paperweights, magnets, card stands, and other items all with Demon Slayer designs. They can be purchased at the ONI-House tourist information centre, Takahamashi Yakimononosatokawara Museum shop, Sanshu Onigawara Kogeihen’s online shop, and elsewhere.

     

    Onishi Workshop (Reservations Required)

    A special workshop will be held by a real Onishi where people can learn to make their own paperweights featuring characters from Demon Slayer. All participants will also receive a free original pin badge and folder. Bookings for December workshops will open at the end of this month (October) and January workshop bookings open in November.

    Other Merchandise

    A monument to the 14 Taishi from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series will be put up in front of Takahama City Hall for a limited time. A selection of exclusive merchandise will also be sold at the city’s tourist information centre and museum shop too.

     

    There is lots planned for this collaboration which is set to run until January 29, 2021. More details can be found on Takahama City’s official website.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Collaborates With Kyoto’s Famous Kabuki Theatre Minami-za

    21.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Minami-za, one of the most respected kabuki theatres in Japan, has announced a special exhibition in collaboration with the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which will run from November 6 to 23.

     

    Minami-za is the oldest theatre in Japan and is registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan. The Demon Slayer exhibition will feature displays, decorations, and a range of exclusive merchandise.

     

    Lobby Exhibit

    Fans will find a range of character boards displayed at the entrance lobby to Minami-za with the characters donning traditional kabuki attire.

     

    Special Stage Photo Spots

    Cut-outs of the main cast of characters will be displayed on stage. People will be able to stand up on stage and take photos with the characters in this unique collaboration with kabuki.

     

    Signboard

    An original signboard will be displayed at the entrance to Minami-za.

     

    Free Bonus Items

    All customers who visit the theatre will receive one of these 18 possible coasters for free.

     

    Merchandise

    Those who hold a ticket to the event will be able to purchase a selection of original merchandise at the theatre. The items will also be sold online at Shochiku Kabuki-ya Honpo.

    Teabags (4 Flavours) | ¥800 (Tax Included)

    Special teabags will also be sold at the Tokyo and Kobikicho Square branches of Shochiku Kabuki-ya Honpo as well as their online website between October 21 and 23.

     

    Tickets to the event are available via Lawson in Japan.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Demon Slayer Confections Slash Their Way Into Lawson Convenience Stores in Japan

    16.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Bandai Candy’s character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas collaborating with the popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba to release two confections themed on the show’s main characters Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado as well as a collection of tarts. The sweet treats will hit the chilled desserts corner of Lawson convenience stores in Japan on October 20, 2020.

     

    Tabemas x Demon Slayer


    Tabemas x Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Tanjiro Kamado/Nezuko Kamado) – ¥264 Each (Before Tax)

    The tarts feature all the little details of the beloved characters, from the scar on Tanjiro’s forehead and his earrings to the bamboo pipe in his sister Nezuko’s mouth and her hair adornment. It also captures the designs of their clothes. Both are filled with Japanese red bean paste with Tanjiro being chocolate flavoured and Nezuko strawberry flavoured.

     

    Demon Slayer Tarts


    Demon Slayer Tarts | ¥231 (Before Tax)

    An assortment of biscuit base tarts laced with caramel mousse. The tart designs feature a range of popular characters from the anime series including the Kamado siblings, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Shinobu, and Tomioka.

     

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The popular series has over 100 million copies in circulation and spawned a hit anime series last year. The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, which is being animated by ufotable, is set for release tomorrow on October 16, 2020 will serve as a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Anime Film Promotion to Take Place at Tokyo Skytree

    13.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The highly-anticipated anime film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is set for release on October 16, 2020. To promote the film, Tokyo Skytree will hold special lighting shows where the tower will be lit up in Demon Slayer themed colours, as well as display photo spots signed by the anime’s voice cast, from October 16-18.

     

    Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Light-Up

    Tokyo Skytree will be lit up in colours inspired by Rengoku Kyojuro’s Flame Breathing technique as well as the film’s main theme Homura (“Flame”).

     

    Light-Up Dates


    October 16, 2020 @ 17:45-Midnight
    October 17, 2020 @ 17:45-22:00
    October 18, 2020 @ 17:45-22:00

     

    Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Signed Photo Spots

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    The Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck will also have numerous photo spots signed by members of the anime’s main voice cast including Natsuki Hanae (who voices Tanjiro Kamado), Akari Kitō (Nezuko Kamado), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu Agatsuma), and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Inosuke Hashibira).

     

    Running: October 12, 2020 – December 22, 2020
    Location: Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck (Floor 350F)

     

    If you’re in Tokyo this autumn, and are looking forward to the release of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, then be sure to visit Tokyo Skytree for this promotion.

  • Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Voice Cast and LiSA to Attend TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Premiere

    07.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    The hotly-anticipated anime film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is set for release next Friday on October 16, 2020. If you’re in Japan, that’s even better news, as the voice cast are set to appear at a post-showing event the day after, and this event will be streamed live at cinemas across the country.

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The popular series has over 100 million copies in circulation and spawned a hit anime series last year. The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, which is being animated by ufotable, is set for release on October 16, 2020 will serve as a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series.

     

    Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Voice Cast Talk

    The main voice cast for Demon Slayer: Mugen Train as well as LiSA who sings the anime series opening theme Homura and the series director Haruo Sotozaki will appear at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills on October 17 for a special talk on the film as well as talk about the recording process and more. The cast members attending the event includes Natsuki Hanae (who voices Tanjiro Kamado), Akari Kitō (Nezuko Kamado), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu Agatsuma), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Inosuke Hashibira), Satoshi Hino (Kyojuro Rengoku), and Daisuke Hirakawa (Enmu).

     

    The event will be showcased live simultaneously at theatres in Japan.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Anime Film Announces Bonus Manga For Theatergoers

    23.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The popular series has over 80 million copies in circulation and spawned a hit anime series last year. The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, which is being animated by ufotable, is set for release on October 16, 2020 will serve as a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series.

    The official Japanese Twitter account for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba film announced that theatergoers in Japan will be given a limited-edition manga when they see the upcoming film.

     

    Rengoku Volume 0 Limited-Edition Manga

    The special 84-page manga by Demon Slayer author Koyoharu Gotouge follows Kyojuro Rengoku, the Flame Hashira, on his first mission as a slayer of demons. It also features interviews with the staff and cast. The manga is limited to 4.5 million copies.

     

    Jump Special Anime Festa 2020 Talk Show

    ‘Jump Special Anime Festa 2020’ will be hosted on Youtube on October 11 from 13:00 before the film is released. It will see the voice actors for Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Kyojuro discuss the upcoming film.

     

    It’s less than a month until the release of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Demon Slayer Exhibition to Open at Sapporo Factory in Hokkaido

    09.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Sapporo Factory is set to welcome an exhibition themed on the popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba from October 17 to November 8 this year.

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The popular series has over 80 million copies in circulation and spawned a hit anime series last year. The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train set for release on October 16, 2020 will serve as a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series and is being animated by ufotable.

     

    The exhibition will look back over the anime series to date, as well as the upcoming film, which will be released the day before the exhibition starts. Fans can expect a variety of exhibits at the event, from video content to artwork, as well as exclusive merchandise.

     

    Tickets go on sale in Japan on September 15 at 17:00 via Lawson. The first round of tickets will be allocated to random people who sign up.

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Pop-Up Event Announced at Narita Airport

    07.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Narita International Airport Terminal 2 is set to host a pop-up event for the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba at its 2nd floor Narita Anime Deck from September 10 to October 9. Fans can get their hands on exclusive and pre-sale merchandise, tuck into food themed on the series, and participate in an event to find Nezuko who is lost in Narita Airport.

    Uchiwa fans

    The Nezuko event has players going to each terminal at Narita International Airport to solve puzzles dotted around them. Those who clear the event will receive one of three possible uchiwa fans with original art.

    To participate in the Nezuko event, you must first pick up a kit which you can get at the pop-up store.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Demon Slayer Themed Takoyaki Collaboration to Launch With Gindaco

    25.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Japanese takoyaki company Gindaco has announced a collaboration with the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which will take place at select Gindaco restaurants around Japan from September 8 to December 7.

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The popular series has over 80 million copies in circulation and spawned a hit anime series last year. The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train set for release on October 16, 2020 will serve as a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series and is being animated by ufotable.

     

    Gindaco’s collaboration with the internationally celebrated anime series will include takoyaki inspired by its beloved characters, and fans can get their hands on some exclusive Demon Slayer folders too.

    The “Collab Takoyaki” box contains 8 takoyaki and comes with an exclusive card. Available while supplies last, this box of takoyaki is inspired by familiar faces from the anime series such as Tanjiro Kamado, his sister Nezuko, and Kyojuro Rengoku.

    Collaboration: Part One

    Tanjiro Kamado’s Chicken Soboro Takoyaki in Black Sauce | ¥880 (Tax Included)

    This takoyaki is inspired by Tanjiro and is made with the popular flavour ‘negi mayo’ together with teriyaki sauce. It comes with a separate small bag of black sauce to pour over.

    Running: From September 8, 2020 until each store runs out of stock

     

    Collaboration: Part Two

    Nezuko’s Cheese Walleye Pollack Roe Takoyaki in Baketsu Ketchup | ¥880 (Tax Included)

    Cheese walleye pollack roe is a popular flavour with women in Japan. Topped with egg, and served with a separate bag of ketchup, this takoyaki is inspired by Nezuko.

    Running: From October 1, 2020 until each store runs out of stock

     

    Collaboration: Part Three

    Zettai Umai Kyojuro Rengoku’s Negi Chili in Rengoku Powder | ¥880 (Tax Included)

    Hot takoyaki served with crunchy spring onion and sweet chili sauce. Top with the accompanying specially-made Rengoku powder for extra deliciousness.

    Running: From November 2, 2020 until each store runs out of stock

    *Takeaway only
    *Served in a box
    *Payments by card only

     

    Danran Pack – 24 Takoyaki With Sauce | ¥1,680 (Tax Included)

    Danran Pack – 24 Takoyaki With Sauce & 2 Toppings | ¥1,880 (Tax Included)

    There is also a pack of 24 takoyaki which comes with an exclusive and original folder. For each collaboration ‘Part,’ the design of the folder will change.

     

    Release Dates

    Design ①: September 14, 2020 / Design ②: October 12, 2020 / Design ③: November 9, 2020
    *Available while supplies last
    *Takeaway only
    *Folders not sold separately

     

    Exclusive and limited-edition merchandise will also be sold for the collaboration. More details can be found on the official website.

     

    Get your fill of Demon Slayer and takoyaki with Gindaco’s special collaboration.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • LiSA Launches Third Collaboration With Japanese Clothing Company Candy Stripper

    23.August.2020 | FASHION

    Japanese singer-songwriter LiSA’s third collaboration with the Japanese apparel company Candy Stripper launched on Friday. The new collection features three unisex items designed by LiSA herself.

    CHECK SWITCHED HOODIE: ¥20,000 (Before Tax) | <Colours:  BLUE×BLUE×RED(BLACK OTHER) / BLACK×YELLOW×BLUE>

    A hoodie made to look upcycled by docking a hoodie with a flannel shirt. It has long sleeves as well as a zipper down the middle, giving it a punk look and enabling you to wear it open or closed. With its loose silhouette, the hoodie can be worn as a one piece.

    CND YOUTH JACKET: Ladies – ¥26,000, Men – ¥27,000 (Before Tax) | <BLACK>

    A blouson with vintage graphics and logos that will leave an impact. It’s lined with thick satin, and since it’s light, can be worn in all seasons. Available in women’s and men’s sizes.

    BREAK THROUGH L/S TEE: ¥12,000 (Before Tax) | <Colours: OFF WHITE / BLUE / BLACK>

    A thick cut and sewn long T-shirt with a unisex silhouette. The front and right sleeve and logos printed on them, while on the back is a cartoon cat munching on a record.

     

    LiSA’s new collection is a must-grab for Autumn 2020.

  • Demon Slayer’s Made to Order Character Socks Now Available to Buy in Japan

    14.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese sock manufacturer Tabio has teamed up with the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba to release an original collection of character socks this autumn. Made to order, pre-orders for this limited edition socks opened on August 11, 2020 via Tabio’s official online store, Premium Bandai, and Tabio’s Rakuten page.

    Tanjiro Kamado socks


    Full line-up of embroidered designs | ¥1,350 Each (Before Tax)

    There are six character designs in total, each with two different colours to pick from, and are sized at 22cm-24cm. Designs include Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Giyu Tomioka, and Shinobu Kocho.

     

    Which design would you go for?

     

    The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is set for release on October 16, 2020. It serves as a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series adapted from Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and is being animated by ufotable.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

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