Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc Anime Casts Kōichi Yamadera as Zohakuten
The seventh episode of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-Hen) television anime revealed on Sunday that Kōichi Yamadera voices Zohakuten (first image below), Hantengu's new form made by combining all his clones. The anime's official website also revealed a new visual featuring Zohakuten, and the anime's English Twitter account revealed an English version of the visual (second image below).
The anime premiered on April 9 at 11:55 p.m. JST on Fuji TV with a one-hour special. Ahead of the new arc's premiere, two specials for the previous Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc anime aired on April 1 and April 8.
Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs and will also produce dubs for the anime in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, and Hindi.
Theatrical screenings of the anime opened on February 3 in 418 theaters in Japan. The screenings include episodes 10 and 11 of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc, as well as the first Swordsmith Village Arc episode. The screenings played in theaters in over 95 countries and territories.
Director Haruo Sotozaki, character designer and chief animation director Akira Matsushima, the animation studio ufotable, and the main cast are all returning for the new arc.
The first television anime of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga premiered in April 2019. Aniplex of America licensed the series and streamed the show on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation. Adult Swim's Toonami programming block premiered the television anime in October 2019.
The Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film began screening in Japan in October 2020. Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming the film.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc, a seven-episode arc that adapts the Mugen Train film, premiered in October 2021. The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yūkaku-hen) television anime then premiered in December 2021 with a one-hour special. Funimation and Crunchyroll both streamed the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc anime.
Sources: Demon Slayer anime's website, Comic Natalie