Sword of the Demon Hunter releases trailer revealing staff and release date

The official website for the anime adaptation of Sword of the Demon Hunter (Kijin Gentōshō), from Moto’o Nakanishirevealed the anime’s promotional video, the official poster, the main team, the cast of initial seiyuu and its release window.

Kazuya Aiura (Assassins Pride, Hori-san to Miyamura-kun (OAV)) is directing the anime at the studios of Yokohama Animation Lab. Deko Akao (Assassins Pride, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Noragami) is supervising the series scripts, Taro Ikegami (Lapis Re:LiGHTs) is designing the characters and the trio Ryuichi Takada, Keiichi Hirokawa It is Kuniyuki Takahashi of the MONACA are composing the music. As seiyuu of the main characters we have Taku Yashiro who will play Jinta, Reina Ueda who will play Suzune, and Saori Hayami who will play Shirayuki. The anime will premiere in the summer 2024 anime season.

The manga Kijin Gentōshō began publishing in June 2019 with art by Tamaki. The work has more than 230 thousand copies in circulation in Japan.

The story begins in the Edo period in Japan and revolves around Jinta, a bodyguard for a priestess in a remote mountain village. Although Jinta is a stranger in the village, he is still tasked with searching for a demon in the forest on a quest to defeat it. But when he encounters the devil, he tells him an enigmatic and mysterious future. The story of the novel spans 170 years, from the Edo period to the Heisei period, with the protagonists traveling through space and time, while searching for meaning for why they wield a sword.

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