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: Kimetsu no Yaiba lights up New York! 🗽🔥
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) June 11, 2023
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.
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.