LiSA Announces Live DVD & Blu-ray Featuring First Performance Of Demon Slayer OP Theme ‘Gurenge’

21.December.2019 | MUSIC

It has been announced that LiSA’s performance at Yokohama Arena on April 30, 2019 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 4, 2020. The show was the second day of a two-night concert entitled “LiVE is Smile Always~364+JOKER~” held at the venue on April 29 and 30.

 

26,000 fans attended the two sold out concerts across the two days. The show featured LiSA’s first-ever live performance of Gurenge which is the opening theme for the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. LiSA is also set to perform the song as the 70th Kōhaku Uta Gassen, an annual New Year’s Eve television special produced by NHK.

 

Each edition of the Blu-ray and DVD will be released with their own respective first press bonuses. Limited Pressing Editions are coupled with merchandise as well as a CD featuring the audio of the concert. Details on the merchandise it includes are yet to be announced.

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    Japanese confectionery company UHA Mikakuto is collaborating with the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba for the 7th time with new peach flavoured versions of its Cororo gummies which will hit convenience stores, supermarkets, and drug stores in Japan on January 25, 2021.

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotoge and serialised in Shueisha’s Jump Comics. The series concluded with its 23rd volume in May last year. The anime adaptation has produced a 26-episode series which aired in 2019 followed by an anime film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, which released last year to critical acclaim, going on to become the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan.

     

    Cororo Oni Mori (Peach Flavoured) | ¥188 (Tax Included)

    This marks the anime series’s 7th collaboration with UHA Mikakuto and its 2nd with the Kororo candy, following the cola flavour. The peach flavour of the sweet and rich gummy contains 20% peach juice. It enjoys that crisp flavour of a fresh white peach. The packaging comes in two designs: one featuring Nezuko and the other with both Nezuko and Tanjiro.

     

    Special collaborative box

    A special box has also been created for the collaboration featuring the same designs.

     

    If you’re in Japan and are stopping by a convenience store or supermarket later this month then be on the lookout for these limited-edition gummies.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotoge / Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba x Lagunasia Theme Park Collaboration Event Begins in March

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    Lagunasia, a theme park managed by Laguna Ten Bosch, has announced an event in collaboration with the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which will run from March 6 to June 5.

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

    The event will feature an immersive attraction called “Trial of Recollection: Tanjiro’s Journey” as well as a rally event to hunt down all the stickers around the theme park, a Demon Slayer themed menu line-up, exclusive merchandise, and more.

     

    Further details will be announced in the coming months.

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    An event centred on the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is now taking place in Kyoto at Toei Kyoto Studio Park, Kyoto Railway Museum, and Shijō-Ōmiya Station and Arashiyama Station on the The Keifuku Randen Tram Line until March 14, 2021. Fans of the series can participate in a ‘keyword rally’ where they’ll be walking around Kyoto trying to locate specific words to win prizes, enjoy unique Demon Slayer exhibits at each of the venues, gets their hands on original merch, tuck into themed food, and more.

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    Long Chocolate Baumkuchen | ¥1,080

    Merch includes pins of the anime series’s main characters, a special baumkuchen cake based on the Infinity Train from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train film, and more. Online orders are also available in Japan at Chugaionline.

    Fans still hyped over Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, which broke records in Japan to become the highest-grossing film of all time in the country, can expect to stock up even more of their favourites for their collection at the event.

     

    ©吾峠呼世晴/集英社・アニプレックス・ufotable

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Clothing Collection to Release in Japan

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    The line-up features 48 items ranging from T-shirts to bangs, accessories, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, hats, legwear, aprons, children’s clothing, and more, all designed around the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba characters Nezuko Kamado, Shinobu Kocho, Kanae Kocho, and Kanao Tsuyuri.

     

    Line-Up (Excerpt)


    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba x ANNA SUI – Nezuko Kamado Bag | ¥30,800 (Tax Included)

    This bag can be easily combined with an elegant look, featuring golden metal parts to give it that ANNA SUI essence. The pink colour is inspired by Nezuko, and the bag comes with two charms: one made from hemp leaf extracted from the fabric of specially-made kimono for this collaboration, and another symbolising Nezuko’s hair ribbon, adding a touch of cuteness.

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba x ANNA SUI – Nezuko Kamado Bag Cache-cœur Apron | ¥11,000 (Tax Included)

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    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba x ANNA SUI – Nezuko Kamado Microfiber Handkerchief | ¥1,100

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    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba x ANNA SUI – Kocho Sisters Tights | ¥2,640 (Tax Included)

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    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba x ANNA SUI – Kocho Sisters Multi Scarf | ¥3,850 (Tax Included)鬼

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    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba x ANNA SUI – Shinobu Kocho Necklace | ¥14,300

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    The line-up also includes a selection of children’s clothing too as part of the ‘ANNA SUI mini’ series.

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    BANDAI SPIRITS Collectors will release two new figures in their Figuarts Zero line in April 2021 of Kyojuro Rengoku and Shinobu Kocho from the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

     

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    “The characters, as well as we ourselves, are heading towards a dazzling new dawn. I hope we can continue believing in ourselves as we advance, no matter what the future holds.”

     

    Shuka Saitō | Comment

    “I’m so happy to be the one to sing the ending theme for Black Arrow! Thank you! I hope this becomes a song of strength, not only for the characters in Back Arrow, but everyone who hears it too, so that we can carve a path to our goals and dreams together. That’s the kind of song ‘Sekai no Hate’ is. It’s a song about the delicate aspects of people and their strengths hidden away inside. I hope you enjoy it together with the Black Arrow story.”

     

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  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Collaborates With Fujifilm’s instax Cameras

    20.November.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Fujifilm Imaging Systems is collaborating with the popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu you Yaiba to release two models of its instant photo-printing instax cameras based on the main characters Tanjiro and Nezuko. Pre-orders will open in Japan at Fujifilm as well as camera and electronic stores in Japan on November 25 at 10:00am (JST) and be released on December 10.

    First introduced in 1998, the instax instant camera allows users to take and produce photos on the spot. The new Demon Slayer models are packed in limited-edition boxes in promotion of the recently-released anime film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train which hit theatres in Japan on October 16, 2020.

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    The collaboration uses the instax mini 11 model as its base are adds motifs that reference Tanjiro and Nezuko.

    Each comes with its own themed accessories too including a shoulder pouch and camera strap. All these items are exclusive to those who purchase the box.

     

    More info as well as a promotional video can be found over on instax’s official website here.

     

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    Japanese clothing brand GU will launch its second clothing collection in collaboration with the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba at GU stores in Japan and its online store in late November.

     

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    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

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    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.

     

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    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

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  • 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

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