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Demon Slayer Live Concerts Coming to New York and California

If you’re a fan of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s music, then you’ll likely want to know that Aniplex of America, GEA Live, RoadCo Entertainment, and Crunchyroll have all come together to create two live Demon Slayer concerts in America. The first will take place on September 21 at Brooklyn’s Kings Theater. The second will occur a week later, on September 28 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theater. There will be an 18-piece live band performing the music, and a huge screen over the stage to see footage from the anime. Specifically, the music will concentrate on the soundtrack from the Unwavering Resolve Arc.

Here’s a trailer to give you more of an idea what to expect.

The concert will be about two and a half hours long, and during that time there will be a 20-minute intermission period.

If you want to buy tickets, there is a Crunchyroll Pre-Sale going on now. Otherwise, the tickets become generally available May 24 at 10 AM PST. You can get them through this website.

While there are only two concerts scheduled, the Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba In Concert official site hinted in its FAQ section that more could be coming, telling people to check back on the site.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is one of the most successful manga and anime franchises of all time. VIZ Media publishes the original Demon Slayer manga by Koyoharu Gotouge and gave this description for the first volume:

Learning to destroy demons won’t be easy, and Tanjiro barely knows where to start. The surprise appearance of another boy named Giyu, who seems to know what’s going on, might provide some answers—but only if Tanjiro can stop Giyu from killing his sister first!

More than 150 million copies of the manga have been published.

Source: ANN, Press release, Demon Slayer Concert


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