Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc Anime Enlists Kōichi Yamadera as Zohakuten, Adding Star Power to the Cast
Prepare for an epic twist in the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-Hen) television anime as the seventh episode reveals a thrilling addition to the cast. Renowned voice actor Kōichi Yamadera lends his talents to bring the character Zohakuten to life—a formidable new form created by merging all of Hantengu’s clones. This exciting announcement comes alongside the release of a striking new visual featuring Zohakuten, adding to the anticipation for what lies ahead in the series.
Since its premiere on April 9 with a special one-hour episode on Fuji TV at 11:55 p.m. JST, the Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc has captivated audiences. To commemorate the new story arc, two specials for the previous Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc aired on April 1 and April 8, paving the way for an even more thrilling journey.
The anime is available for streaming on Crunchyroll, allowing fans to follow the series as it unfolds. Additionally, Crunchyroll will produce dubbed versions in multiple languages, including English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, and Hindi, ensuring a global viewing experience.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime franchise has been a monumental success, with theatrical screenings of the series garnering immense popularity. The screenings, which took place in over 95 countries and territories, showcased episodes 10 and 11 of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc, along with the first episode of the Swordsmith Village Arc. This wide release further solidifies the franchise’s global appeal.
Fans will be delighted to know that director Haruo Sotozaki, character designer and chief animation director Akira Matsushima, animation studio ufotable, and the talented main cast are all returning to bring the new arc to life. This ensures a seamless continuation of the series’ stunning visuals and captivating storytelling.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise has garnered immense acclaim since the premiere of its first television anime in April 2019. With its unique blend of action and emotion, the series quickly captured the hearts of viewers worldwide. The Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film, which screened in Japan from October 2020, further solidified the franchise’s success. Fans eagerly followed the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc, a seven-episode arc adapting the film, which premiered in October 2021. The subsequent Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yūkaku-hen) television anime, which aired in December 2021 with a special one-hour episode, continued the series’ legacy.
Funimation and Crunchyroll have been key partners in bringing the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc anime to audiences, ensuring fans across the globe can immerse themselves in this captivating world.
Prepare to be enthralled by the unfolding story of the Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc as it takes viewers on a mesmerizing journey filled with action, emotion, and the battle against darkness. Stay tuned for more thrilling episodes and witness the extraordinary talents of Kōichi Yamadera as Zohakuten. The legend of Demon Slayer continues to captivate audiences around the world.