Daki gives the Sound Hashira another chance to utilize his Music Score Technique in a new Demon Slayer cosplay performance.
Two talented musicians came together to create a stunning piano and violin cover of the shonen anime's latest theme song, "Zankyo Sanka." The energetic song was originally sung by Japanese pop star Aimer and serves as the opening theme for the eleven episodes that make up the show's Entertainment District arc. The song is performed in the video by YouTubers Ruru's Piano and Kathie Huang, a.k.a. Kathie Violin, who dressed up as the Sound Hashira and the Upper Rank demon Daki respectively. Ruru's take on Tengen sees the demon slayer trading in his twin Nichirin cleavers for a grand piano, while Kathie portrays Daki with her human courtesan disguise, which the demon uses to lure in victims.
This is not the first time the two China-based YouTubers have cosplayed and created music together. The pair previously released a cover of "Gurenge," the hit theme song to Demon Slayer's original season, in which the piano player cosplayed Tanjiro's beloved little sister Nezuko, while the violinist portrayed the Insect Hashira Shinobu Kocho. More of their music and cosplays can be seen on their respective YouTube channels, where each musician regularly posts new covers of anime themes while cosplaying as characters from those shows.
The Entertainment District arc will finally come to an end on Feb. 13 with the release of its eleventh episode, which will feature an extended runtime of 45-minutes. The tenth episode premiered on Feb. 6 and featured the climactic conclusion to the battle between the Demon Slayer Corps and the demons Daki and Gyutaro. The episode was extremely well-received and has been praised for studio Ufotable's incredible animation and action choreography, with some calling it the best episode in the entire series. The series' producers have not stated how the series will continue following the Entertainment District arc's conclusion; while there are plenty of chapters from Koyoharu Gotouge's original manga left to adapt, the series has yet to officially announce the next season of the anime or the franchise's next movie.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba is one of the best-selling manga of series of time, achieving a circulation of over 150 million copies worldwide since its debut in 2016. Gotouge's story came to an end in late 2020, but the continued popularity of the series helped it to become Japan's second best-selling manga for the last year, with a whopping 29.5 million copies sold. 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.
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