The flamboyant Sound Hashira is being used to promote the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Demon Slayer's Entertainment District arc.
The official Twitter account for the series recently began to reveal the special bonuses that will be available to Japanese fans who purchase physical home video copies of the Entertainment District arc. A limited edition art board will be given out to fans who buy the first volume of the arc, which features an all new portrait of the Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui, who plays a major role in the events of the arc. A special acrylic stand of the ninja-turned-demon slayer will also be included in the box set of the arc, which is currently available for preorder off from the official website of Ufotable, the animation studio that produces the popular anime series. The box set will also feature new packaging art by character designer Akira Matsushima, which has yet to be revealed. At this time, the Entertainment District arc Blu-ray and DVD releases, as well as the newly announced bonus materials, have only been announced for Japan and it's currently unknown when they will be released internationally.
#鬼滅の刃【店舗共通特典 第一巻特典】⁰「キャラクターデザイン・松島晃描き下ろし色紙」— ufotable (@ufotable) February 8, 2022
The Entertainment District arc is scheduled to air its final episode on Feb. 13. The 11th and last episode in the arc will have an extended run-time of 45 minutes. The series' tenth episode was released on Feb. 6, and featured the conclusion of the lengthy battle between the Upper Rank demon duo Daki and Gyutaro, and their opponents: the Sound Hashira, his three ninja wives, and the show's central quartet of demon slaying warriors, Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke and Nezuko. The episode has been praised for Ufotable's feature-quality animation and action choreography, with many calling it the best episode in the entire series.
The hype for the climax of the Entertainment District arc has also been followed with a sense of melancholy from fans of the series, as the show's producers have yet to announce how they plan to continue the show following the conclusion of the series' slightly truncated second season. While rumors have swirled about a possible new movie or the immediate announcement of a third season for the show, there has yet to be any official confirmation about what format the animated adaptation of the Swordsmith Village arc will take, and when it will be released.
Kotoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba is one of the most popular manga series of time, with a circulation of over 150 million copies worldwide. The complete manga series is now available in English from VIZ Media. The first season of the anime is available on Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll and Funimation, while all currently released episodes in the second season are available for streaming from the latter two services.
Source: Twitter, Ufotable