Demon Slayer Will Takeover New York’s Time Square On June 17

This is in collaboration with Aniplex of America and Aniplex Inc. 

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Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc

On Monday, Crunchyroll tweeted that Demon Slayer is taking over New York’s Time Square!

This is in collaboration with Aniplex of America and Aniplex Inc.

Demon slayer new york takeover

The takeover is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, from 9:00 p.m. ET to 10:00 p.m. ET.

An Instagram live viewing on Crunchyroll’s official Instagram page has been announced as well.

This is to commemorate the finale of Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc, whose 70-minute final episode was announced yesterday.

The anime is based on Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collecting a total of 23 tankobon volumes.

Demon Slayer’s first season aired in October 2019.

This was followed by a movie, titled Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train in October 2020.

A seven-episode arc titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc, which adapts the Mugen Train movie, debuted in October 2021.

After that, a one-hour special of The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Ykaku-hen) television anime debuted in December 2021.

Demon Slayer is being published in English by Viz Media and simultaneously by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform.

Crunchyroll describes Demon Slayer as:

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.