Demon Slayer Voice Actress Akari Kito to Release Second Album
07.July.2022 | MUSIC
Voice actress Akari Kito (Nezuko in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Kanata Konoe in Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club) is set to release her second album! Named Luminous, the CD will be released on October 12.
This long-awaited full-length album comes nearly two and a half years after her previous album STYLE, released in June 2020. Containing 12 songs including five tracks already released and seven brand-new songs, the song Michikusa is particularly special, being the first song with lyrics written by Kito herself.
The album will be released in three forms: a limited first edition, a standard edition, and an FC-only edition including a Blu-ray recording of Kito’s fan club event ‘smile giving day vol.2’ held on April 2 at Tachikawa Stage Garden. The limited first edition will include a Blu-ray featuring the music video of the lead track and a making-of featurette. The FC limited editions will be sent with a special fan club event Blu-ray. If you haven’t joined the fan club, this would be a great time!
A new artist photo is scheduled to be released soon.
Kito’s birthday event, ‘smiley anniversary vol.2,’ will be held at Zepp Haneda on October 16, 2022, the artist’s birthday and the third anniversary of her debut.
Last year’s ‘vol.1’ event was a three-song mini-concert with guests Azumi Waki and Anzu Haruno, as well as Seitaro Mukai as the MC. Filled with friendly chats and quizzes, this year will be altered, with a setlist created by fanclub members.
For more details, check out Akari Kito’s official website and official Twitter!
Luminous – Akari Kito 2nd Album
Release Date: October 12, 2022
Official Site: https://kitoakari.com
CrosSing Cover Project Uploads Akari Kito’s Version of Dragon Ball GT Ending Theme ‘Blue Velvet’
25.December.2022 | MUSIC
The CrosSing cover song project brings together popular voice actors to sing classic songs in their own unique style. Launching in March 2022, the YouTube channel has amassed over 140,000 subscribers and upon each song’s release, the project continuously trends on Twitter and other social media sites.
Voice actress and singer Akari Kito is the star of the newest upload, performing Shizuka Kudo’s Blue Velvet, an ending theme song for the Dragon Ball GT anime series. Kito is known for her work as Nezuko in Demon Slayer, Barbara in Genshin Impact, and Kaho Hinata in Blend S. The actress claims that the song is a favorite and that she has been listening to it since she was a child. An interview with Kito will also be uploaded to YouTube on December 23.
Blue Velvet – from CrosSing – Akari Kito (Recording Video)
The track is now available on major streaming sites, and those purchasing the high-res version from mora will be able to access a special mini-interview with Kito. LINE MUSIC has also started a playback campaign, and fans listening to the track over 300 times will be entered to win an autographed image from Akari Kito herself.
Those following the official CrosSing Twitter and TikTok accounts can repost a specific post to be entered to win a signed autograph card. Two lucky winners will be selected, so check out the official CrosSing Twitter account for more information!
The CrosSing project released its first compilation album, CrosSing Collection Vol. 1, in September. Kana Hanazawa’s cover of Rain from Makoto Shinkai’s short anime film The Garden of Words is included as a bonus track. The track is also available on YouTube.
Look forward to more content from CrosSing coming soon!
Nijigen no Mori Announces New Goods and Menu Items in Fifth Collaboration with Demon Slayer
On November 19, Nijigen no Mori, an amusement park located on Awaji Island in Hyogo, will begin its fifth collaboration with the popular anime series Demon Slayer. New merchandise, such as acrylic keychains and long-sleeve t-shirts, and menu items will be available, so fans shouldn’t miss their chance to visit!
A limited number of hand warmers with an original illustration of Kyojuro will be given to guests who participate in the Natagumo Mountain Night Walk event after November 19. Don’t let the cold weather stop you from taking part in the festivities!
Long-sleeve T-shirt (White/Black)
The new lineup of original goods includes pins, keychains, acrylic stands, and long-sleeve T-shirts featuring beloved characters from the series. All illustrations were provided by ufotable exclusively for this collaboration event.
Tanjiro’s White Dashi Udon
Kyojuro’s Spicy Korean Soup with Shredded Beef
Drinks: Original Clear Bottle (8 varieties)
Exclusive Lunch Mat
Hand Warmer with Original Design
The Demon Slayer food truck will offer warm food and drinks for the winter season. The White Dashi Udon features tasty noodles and yams, while Kyojuro’s collaboration dish is filled with spiciness. Hot drinks will be served in a special way–just pick a clear bottle featuring your favorite character!
Those who purchase items from the collaboration menu will receive a coaster with an exclusive design, and those who want to purchase a special lunch mat can do so for only ¥650. Come enjoy the cold months with your favorite characters!
Nijigen no Mori x Demon Slayer Collaboration Goods & Menu (#5)
Release Date: November 19, 2022
Official Site: https://nijigennomori.com/kimetsu_awaji/
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Inspires Real Escape Game and Character-Inspired Menu in Tokyo
Real Escape Games invite guests to become the main character in their own story as they solve riddles and explore unique stories. Tokyo Mystery Circus, the world’s first and largest ‘mystery’ theme park, will start its collaboration with Demon Slayer: Mugen Train on October 27, 2022. The event will run until January 24, 2023.
To celebrate the start of this highly-anticipated event, three original food items will also be available. Guests can enjoy Enmu’s Cocoa Milk, a tasty Tsubuan roll, and a hot dog inspired by Tanjiro’s Hinokami Kagura.
The original menu items will be sold exclusively at Tokyo Mystery Circus during the event period. Come immerse yourself in the world of Demon Slayer while you can!
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Real Escape Game
Venue: Tokyo Mystery Circus Himitsukichi Lab Main Hall
Running: October 27, 2022 – January 24, 2023
Akari Kito, the Voice of Nezuko in Demon Slayer, to Release 4th and 5th Singles
Popular voice actress Akari Kito is known for playing Nezuko in Demon Slayer, Kanata Konoe in Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, and Barbara in Genshin Impact. The actress and singer will release her fourth and fifth singles in the near future, with the announcement being made to fans at Kito’s birthday and debut anniversary event on October 16, 2022.
Kito’s fourth single is titled Dear Doze Days. It will serve as the ending theme for the upcoming January 2023 anime series Kaiko Sareta Ankoku Heishi (30-Day) no Slow na Second Life. Kito will also play the role of Lady in the series. The song will be released on February 8 in three formats: Limited First Edition, Anime Edition, and Standard Edition.
Kito’s fifth single will serve as the opening theme for the Chained Soldier anime series scheduled to premiere in 2023. She will also play the main heroine, Kyouka Uzen. More details will be revealed at a later date.
Kito will also embark on a Zepp concert tour next year, so keep an eye on her incredible works set to release in 2023!
Akari Kito’s 4th and 5th Singles
Dear Doze Days – Akari Kito (4th Single)
Release Date: February 8, 2023
Official Anime Website: https://ankokuheishi-anime.com
Nijigen no Mori Amusement Park Extends Demon Slayer Collaboration Until January 2023
Nijigen no Mori, an amusement park located on Awaji Island in Hyogo, has teamed up with the popular anime and manga series Demon Slayer for a special collaboration event. While the event wrapped up at the end of September, due to fan response, it will be extended for a further 87 days starting on October 15. Many fans weren’t able to attend due to the pandemic or due to distance, so this decision was made at the last minute. All guests visiting during the extended period will receive an original postcard as a special gift.
Original merchandise and food items inspired by Demon Slayer characters will be available during the event period, with some merchandise newly-created for the extended period. Check out the official website and Twitter page for the latest information.
Nijigen no Mori x Demon Slayer Collaboration Event Contents
Venue: Awajishima Anime Park, Nijigen no Mori (2425-2 Kusamoto, Awaji, Hyogo)
Details: The Nijigen no Mori theme park will be taken over by characters from the popular Demon Slayer franchise, with unique events taking place in the morning and at night. Original food and merchandise will also be available.
① [Nighttime Event] Nijigen no Mori x Demon Slayer ‘Natagumo Mountain Night Walk’
Participants will go on to experience the world of Demon Slayer on a 1.2 km long walk through the night forest, brought to life by a projection mapping spectacle showing Tanjiro and friends and their battle against the demons.
On the Natagumo Mountain Night Walk, where they become members of the Kakushi and participate in a battle to the death between the characters Tanjiro Kamado and Rui. Those who fulfill their mission will get a special report.
② [Daytime Event] Nijigen no Mori x Demon Slayer Mystery Walk ‘The Flower Falling Village and Scene of Illustions’
Participants will go on a riddle-solving quest in an area with original character panels illustrated by ufotable. Those taking part in the event will receive an original wooden strap as a special gift.
③ Original Goods
At the Demon Slayer store in the event area, event-exclusive goods will be available for fans to enjoy.
④ Original Collaboration Menu
An original collaboration menu, featuring character-inspired dishes, will be featured at Mori no Terrace, a forest hideaway restaurant within Nijigen no Mori. A food truck will also be open. Guests can enjoy many different treats, including Tanjiro’s Charcoal Stew, a rich black stew inspired by the main character of the series.
⑤ Premium Ticket Bonus
Those purchasing a Premium Ticket will receive Tanjiro’s Backpack as a special gift.
Nijigen no Mori x Demon Slayer Collaboration Event
Running: October 15, 2022 – January 9, 2023 *Total: 87 days
Hours: ① Dusk~22:00 (Last entry at 20:30) ②10:00~Dusk
*Hours of operation change seasonally.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Inspires Escape Room This Fall
25.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Tokyo Mystery Circus, a micro-theme park in Shinjuku, has announced a new escape game in collaboration with the wildly popular Demon Slayer: Mugen Train. From October 27, 2022, until January 24, 2023, fans will be invited to participate in this exciting and challenging event inspired by the series’ story.
Players will be locked inside a room designed to perfectly resemble the Mugen Train and must work together to escape.
The story explains that each player is a member of the Demon Slayer Corps. After boarding the Mugen Train, they suddenly fall asleep, only waking up to find that Tanjiro and Rengoku are facing off against Emma.
Guests will need to hurry up and solve a series of difficult puzzles to help defeat the demon and escape the train before it’s too late.
The game also includes tons of effects and gimmicks from the Demon Slayer series, such as actually getting tickets to board the Mugen Train. Guests can also wield their own swords to take on the baddies.
Tickets will be available for preorder starting August 27 at 12:00. Limited event goods and food items will also be available for purchase.
Do you think you have what it takes to escape?
You’re a member of the Demon Slayer Corps.
Following orders, you board the Mugen Train towards your next duty.
After the conductor hands you your ticket, you suddenly fall asleep.
Apparently, this was the work of Emmu’s Blood Demon Art.
When you wake, you see Tanjiro and the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku.
And then, the fearsome Emmu materializes before you…
It’s up to you to help Tanjiro and Rengoku defeat the demons and escape the Mugen Train!
*The above images are samples. Items used may differ.
Real Escape Game x Demon Slayer – Mugen Train: The Escape From the Wandering Nightmare
Venue: Tokyo Mystery Circus Himitsukichi Lab Main Mall
Running: October 27, 2022 – January 24, 2022
Tickets / Official Site: https://mysterycircus.jp/kimetsu/
Toei Kyoto Studio Park to Hold Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Event
From July 23 until October 17, Toei Movie Village in Kyoto will be holding a collaboration event with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba!
This is the third collaboration to take place at the park and will commemorate the upcoming anime season.
Fans will be able to explore memorable scenes from the series recreated as photo spots and anime footage will also be playing throughout the park.
The Keifuku Randen Tram Line which runs through the center of Kyoto will also be teaming up with Demon Slayer, so don’t miss it!
The main visual for the event shows Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke, Zenitsu, and Tengen holding traditional Japanese fans, perfect for summer.
Clear Fan: ¥770 (Tax Included)
Keychain: ¥770 (Tax Included)
Pin: ¥550 (Tax Included)
Visitors can grab a wide variety of goods featuring newly-drawn illustrations and collaborations with Kyoto’s traditional industries. There will also be menu items available inspired by the show’s popular characters and a stamp rally inviting guests to explore the streets of Japan’s ancient capital.
Come experience the world of Demon Slayer in a whole new way!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Event at Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Running: July 23 – October 17, 2022
Venue: Toei Kyoto Studio Park, Shijo-Omiya Station, Arashiyama Station
Official Site: https://www.toei-eigamura.com/kimetsu
English Version of Akari Kito’s Track ‘No Continue’ Now Streaming, Music Video Released
An English version of ‘No Continue,’ the opening theme song for the Battle Game in 5 Seconds anime series, is now available on streaming services as part of singer Akari Kito’s first mini-album ‘Kaleidoscope.’ The music video has also been released on her official YouTube channel. The track proved a challenge to the 26-year-old, as it was her first time singing in English.
Akari Kito has started to find new popularity overseas, with her track ‘Tiny Light,’ the ending theme for Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, amassing over 6 million plays on Spotify since its release last February. Battle Game in 5 Seconds, currently airing on Crunchyroll, has also found popularity with a large overseas audience, and this English release was the perfect challenge for the up-and-coming singer.
The fast-paced track is also packed with English lyrics, and while it may not have been easy, the end result is an incredible treat for international fans.
Akari Kito ‘No Continue’ Music Video English Version
The mini-album ‘Kaleidoscope’ also includes a special priority ticket for entry into Akari Kito’s 2nd live show ‘MIRRORS,’ set to be held at Pacifico Yokohama on December 4, 2021. The performance will also be live-streamed internationally on the electronic ticketing platform ZAIKO. Be sure to check it out!
Akari Kito 1st LIVE TOUR ‘Colorful Closet’ Full-Length Live Video Release!
To celebrate the release of ‘Kaleidoscope,’ footage from Akari Kito’s 1st LIVE TOUR ‘Colorful Closet’ will be released in its entirety on August 4, 2021 on her official YouTube channel! This video won’t be archived, so be sure to watch live, and get pumped for her 2nd concert ‘MIRRORS!’
Release Date: August 4, 2021
Limited First Edition Version (CD+BD+PHOTOBOOK): PCCG.2045 / ¥4,180 (Tax Included)
Regular Version (CD): PCCG.2046 / ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Anime Version (CD): PCCG.2047 / ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Limited Edition Fan Club Version (CD+2BD+PHOTOBOOK): SCCG.79 / ¥6,380 (Tax Included)
(Limited Edition Fan Club Version only available to members of the Akari Kito Official Fan Club ‘Smiley Light Village.’)
(Limited Edition Fan Club Version bonus Blu-ray will be sent separately.)
TV Anime Adachi and Shimamura’s Ending Theme to be Performed by Akari Kito
It has been announced that Akari Kito’s 3rd single Kimi no Tonari de (By Your Side), which will hit shelves on October 28, will be used as the ending theme for the upcoming yuri TV anime series Adachi and Shimamura which is set to begin airing this October.
The song’s lyrics are written by singer-songwriter Saori Kodama while the track is composed and arranged by composer Tsubasa Itō. The song is described as a ‘refreshing’ rock tune and sees Akari Kito stepping into new music territory.
Kimi no Tonari de will be released in three versions: the First Press Limited Edition, Regular Edition, and Anime Edition. All editions contain three songs, while First Press Limited Edition copies come with an additional photo booklet and a Blu-ray featuring the title track’s music video and its behind the scenes.
Akari Kito is also performing the anime’s opening theme Kimi ni Aeta Hi (“The Day I Got To Meet You”) alongside Miku Ito. Both singers will also voice the upcoming anime series’s main characters Adachi and Shimamura respectively.
Akari Kito released her first album in June this year which made it to No. 7 on Oricon’s Weekly Charts.
Adachi and Shimamura is a yuri light novel series written by Hitoma Iruma and illustrated by Non. The story centres on Adachi and Shimamura, who meet by chance on the second floor of the school gymnasium. The two have a tendency to skip class and hang out with each other. The story follows the blossoming of their friendship
Kimi no Tonari de
First Press Limited Edition (CD+Blu-ray+Booklet): ¥2,000 (Before Tax) [PCCG.1939]
Anime Edition (CD): ¥1,300 (Before Tax) [PCCG.1940]
Regular Edition (CD): ¥1,300 (Before Tax) [PCCG.1941]
Akari Kito Official Website: https://kitoakari.com
TV Anime Adachi and Shimamura Opening Theme Performed by Akari Kito and Miku Ito
Adachi and Shimamura is a yuri light novel series written by Hitoma Iruma and illustrated by Non. The story centres on Adachi and Shimamura, who meet by chance on the second floor of the school gymnasium. The two have a tendency to skip class and hang out with each other. The story follows the blossoming of their friendship. An anime adaptation is set to air this October.
The CD for the opening theme Kimi ni Aeta Hi (“The Day I Got To Meet You”), performed by Adachi and Shimamura’s voice actresses Akari Kito and Miku Ito respectively, will hit shelves in Japan on October 28, 2020.
The lyrics for the opening theme, which paint a picture of the titular characters’ relationship are written by Uqui while the song is composed by MAH, who is a former member of SHAKALABBITS (now Muvidat).
The CD is coupled with the song Merry Go Round, which like the title track is performed by the voice actresses from the perspective of the characters. The song is written and composed by singer-songwriter RIRIKO who has written songs for many an artist.
©2019 Hitoma Iruma/KADOKAWA/Adachi and Shimamura Production Committee
Kimi ni Aeta Hi
Release Date: October 28, 2020
Price: ¥1,300 (Before Tax) [PCCG-01929]
Official Website: https://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/adashima/