The beloved characters from Demon Slayer will be brought to life in an upcoming stage version of the Entertainment District Arc. This arc is one of the most famous storylines from Koyoharu Gotouge’s iconic series. The production team has recently unveiled character posters featuring the main cast and a visual teasing the showdown between Tanjiro, Daki, and Gyutaro.
Posters Released for Demon Slayer
The stage production will have its first round of performances from November 11-19 at Mielparque Hall in Osaka, Japan. It will then switch venues and run at Tokyo’s Dome City Hall from December 1-10.
The role of Tanjiro Kamado will be played by actor and singer-songwriter Shogo Sakamoto. The cast also includes Karen Takahashi as Nezuko, Keisuke Ueda as Zenitsu, Yugo Sato as Inosuke, Ryoshiro Tsuji as Tengen, Arisa Hirunagi as Hinatsuru, and Tomoki Hirose as Demon Corps Leader Kagaya Ubuyashiki. The villains Daki and Gyutaro will be played by Rina Satake and Yusuke Yoyama respectively.
The Entertainment District Arc follows Tanjiro and his group as they investigate the disappearance of three women linked to the Demon Corps. They disguise themselves as women and infiltrate the entertainment district where the women were last seen. They eventually discover that Upper-Rank Demons Daki and Gyutaro are using the district as a base for their wicked plans involving high-ranking courtesans. This arc took place in Chapters 67-97 of the original manga.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020. The story revolves around Tanjiro Kamado, who embarks on a journey to save his demonically transformed sister and becomes a powerful demon slayer. The manga was later adapted into a successful anime series by Ufotable.
The stage production of the Entertainment District Arc will debut on November 11. The Demon Slayer anime series is available on Netflix and Crunchyroll.