Lisa Releases Music Video Clip of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Opening Theme ‘Gurenge’

01.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

LiSA’s new song Gurenge is the opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The song was released digitally on April 22 and topped Japan’s digital charts.

 

It was announced in early May that the song will be released on CD as a single on July 3. A snippet of the music video which is coupled with Limited Edition copies of the single was posted on LiSA’s YouTube channel.

 

Gurenge -MUSiC CLiP YouTube EDiT ver.-

The music video is simple yet beautiful and features LiSA dancing alongside two demons.

First Press Limited Edition CD Cover

The full version of the music video is included on the DVD that comes with Limited Edition copies of the single.

Regular Edition CD Cover

Limited Pressing Edition CD Cover

The single will be released in three versions, each with different CD covers. Limited Pressing Edition copies feature an illustration of the anime’s protagonist Tanjirou Kamado.

LiSA is set to embark on a long Japan tour beginning in July. Full details can be found on her official website.

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    06.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Lawson Store 100 has teamed up with the internationally popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba to release a purin (a type of Japanese custard pudding) based on the popular character Zenitsu Agatsuma. The pudding hit Lawson Store 100 branches nationwide across Japan on June 3, 2020.

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu you Yaiba is a manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge which follows Tanjiro Kamado who becomes a demon slayer after his family is killed and his younger sister Nezuko turns into a demon. It was serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 2016 and recently concluded with its 20th volume on May 18, 2020. It has shipped 60 million copies. The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train will continue the story of the anime series’s first season when it drops on October 16, 2020.
    The pudding’s yellow colour is inspired by Zenitsu’s fiery yellow hair. Zenitsu himself likes sweet foods too, making this the perfect collaboration. It’s a simple and classic Japanese purin made with eggs and milk.

    The pudding also comes with a free seal featuring an illustration of Zenitsu when he uses his Thunder Breathing technique.

    This is a limited edition product and so is available while supplies last.  Lawson Store 100 is also holding a campaign for fans to win original and exclusive Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba merchandise too including a tapestry, acrylic phone stand, and more.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Collaborates With Baby Star Ramen Noodle Snack

    26.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Oyatsu Company has teamed up with the popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba to release limited-edition packaging of its popular Baby Star Ramen dried noodle snack. The product released on May 25, 2020 in Japan.

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge which follows Tanjiro Kamado who becomes a demon slayer after his family is killed and his younger sister Nezuko turns into a demon. It was serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 2016 and recently concluded with its 20th volume on May 18, 2020. It has shipped 60 million copies. The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train will continue the story of the anime series’s first season when it drops on October 16, 2020.

     

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    There are four packaging designs to find as pictured above, each featuring familiar faces from the anime series.

     

    A campaign is also being held for 400 fans to win an original Demon Slayer A2 poster. Each pack of the snack features an application mark on the back which they can use to sign up. This is being held in Japan only. Full details can be found on the campaign website.

     

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  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Ballpoint Pens Released by BIC

    16.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    A new series of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ballpoint pens were released as part of BIC’s “Click Gold Ballpoint Pen” series on ARMA BIANCA on May 10, 2020.


    The pen series is known for its luxurious-looking gold clip and ring. There are 13 pens in the Demon Slayer collection each based on a different character from the popular series. The pens are a compact size and have a thin body.

     

    Show your support for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in all weathers with one of these pens.

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    29.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese apparel brand SPINNS, which operates 38 stores in Japan, has released a new collection of merchandise for Weekly Shonen Jump’s hugely popular manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

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    14.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is an upcoming anime film set for release on October 16, 2020. The film is a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series adapted from Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The first promotional trailer and key visual for the film have finally been unveiled.

     

    The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has sold over 40 million copies. Along with its highly successful anime adaptation from last year, the series has won the anime community the world over, earning a high reputation for its thrilling fight scenes and memorable characters. The film was announced at the end of the anime’s final episode, teasing the “Mugen Train” arc of the story.

     

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    The film picks up where the anime series left off and adapts the Mugen (“Infinite”) Train arc from the manga. Aniplex of America posted an English-subbed version of the trailer above. ufotable is returning to animate the film.

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  • Demon Slayer Styling Color Wax Styles Your Hair Like the Anime Characters

    25.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Bandai has teamed up with cosmetics company Vina to co-develop a new line of hair styling color waxes inspired by the characters from the hit anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. They will be released in Japan on March 30, 2020 – see the Information selection below to see where you can get your hands on them.

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  • Demon Slayer PS4 Game Revealed in New Teaser Trailer

    23.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    It was revealed last Monday that a video game based on the internationally-lauded anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was in the works. Two news trailers for two new games have now been released, giving us a peek at what to expect.

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