Demon Slayer Reveals New Tanjiro, Nezuko Art at Jump Festa

During the second day of this year's Jump Festa, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba unveiled new art of the series' main protagonist, Tanjiro Kamado, and his sister, Nezuko.

The new art was revealed during a lengthy presentation at this year's Jump Festa, an annual event put on by publisher Shueisha that celebrates the Weekly Shonen Jump manga magazine and the various series that it has helped to launch. The presentation featured appearances from the anime's voice cast, including Natsuki Hanae, the voice of Tanjiro, Akari Kito, Nezuko's voice actor, and Katsuyuki Konishi, the voice behind the Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui.

Demon Slayer tells the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a kind young man who decides to take up the sword and join the Demon Slayer Corps. after most of his family is brutally slaughtered by a demon. His only remaining family is his little sister Nezuko, who survives the attack but is cursed to become a demon herself. The last members of the Kamado clan are featured in the new art, which also prominently showcases Tanjiro's unique black-colored Nichirin Sword.

The second season anime is currently in the middle of the Entertainment District arc, which premiered earlier this month. Anticipation for the animated version of this arc was high, as its widely regarded as one of the best parts of Koyoharu Gotouge's original manga. This chapter of Tanjiro's story is set four months after the devastating final battle of the Mugen Train arc, and sees the show's central trio of swordsmen, as well as Nezuko, teaming up with the Sound Hashira and his wives to combat a team of powerful demons that has taken up residence within a city's red light district.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba was created by Koyoharu Gotouge and first published in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016. Gotouge's story is one of the top ten best-selling manga series of all time, with over 150 million copies in circulation across the globe. The manga published its final chapter in May, and despite having no new releases within the latter half of the year, the series still managed to become the second best-selling manga in Japan for 2021, coming in just behind Shonen Jump's newest smash hit, Jujutsu Kaisen. The anime adaptation of the series is currently streaming on both Funimation and Crunchyroll, with both services simulcasting subtitled versions of new episodes as they air in Japan.

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Source: Jump Festa

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