Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime is one of the biggest hits of Spring and Summer 2019, with its great story, perfect animation and all the well-developed characters it became popular and trending hit on social media lately.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime lately has built a worldwide fan base that continue to show their love and support for the series. An interview with Demon Slayer producer Yuma Takahashi made by a Crunchyroll reporter on Anime Expo has been revealed, you can check it below:
- Question: Demon Slayer is quite a popular manga running in the famous Weekly Shonen Jump. Were you a fan of the manga before working on the anime adaptation?
Yuma Takahashi: I consider myself an avid Weekly Shonen Jump reader, who reads the newest chapters each week, so I was reading Demon Slayer each week too. Every week I would be reading while thinking, “You can do it Tanjiro!” Even now, I’m so excited reading it week after week.
- Question: Was working on the anime intimidating?
Yuma Takahashi: Of course there was a lot of pressure, but the extremely talented staff at ufotable have created some of the best work followed up with the cast’s amazing performance. So, while each week the work is really tough, each week, we look forward to delivering our best work to the fans.
- Question: How involved with the anime adaptation is the original creator, Koyoharu Gotoge?
Yuma Takahashi: We produce the anime while asking Gotoge-Sensei to check various things along the way like the script or the character design. On top of having the utmost respect for the manga, the staff at ufotable strive to create something even greater than that, so any advice we receive is always much appreciated in producing the series.
- Question: The original manga has a very unique visual style that almost looks like wood block prints and the anime does an amazing job of bringing this style to life, especially with the swordsmanship powers. Was it important to the creative staff and Gotoge-sensei to get this style just right?
Yuma Takahashi: Our goal is to create the best Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime adaptation, so we put a lot of thought and care into how to express those aspects of the manga within the anime. For how Tanjiro’s Water Breathing was portrayed, we received inspiration from Katsushika Hokusai’s ukiyo-e style.
- Question: What is the most important thing you wanted to convey in the anime adaptation of this manga?
Yuma Takahashi: I would say the most important thing is “how do we make the best Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime.” For example, in episode 1 in the scene where Giyu confronts Tanjiro about giving up the right to live or be killed, the animator was determined to capture that powerful scene from the manga, so he worked and reworked the scene many times. That process is repeated for every episode, every cut, in an endless cycle of struggles. But I believe that’s how we ended up with such an extraordinary series.
- Question: Is there anything you would like to say to Western fans of Demon Slayer?
Yuma Takahashi: Thank you all for the countless amount of support! We recently finished the recording for episode 26 and the cast’s passionate performance was truly spectacular. Furthermore, the staff is currently working hard to make the best Demon Slayer: Kimestu no Yaiba, so nothing would make me happier than if the fans continued to support the show and the staff behind it.
The arrangement debuted on April 6, and Aniplex of America has authorized the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime. The show is spilling on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNOW. An English dub will air on Adult Swim‘s Toonami block. The anime will have 26 episodes.
Aniplex of America portrays the story:
“It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.
Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.“
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga arrangement by Koyoharu Gotōge. The arrangement was distributed in English by Viz Media and simulpublished by Shueisha in English on the application and site Manga Plus.
The arrangement positioned fourteenth on a rundown of manga suggested by Japanese book shop representatives in 2017, and nineteenth on a rundown of the top manga of 2018 for male perusers set up together by Kono Manga ga Sugoi!. As of June 4, 2018, the arrangement had 2.5 million duplicates in print around the world.
“(C) Koyoharu Gotōge, Shueisha / “Demon Slayer” Production Committee”