Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese anime television series based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. The anime television series adaptation by Ufotable was announced in Weekly Shōnen Jump on June 4, 2018. The series aired from April 6 to September 28, 2019, on Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT, and BS11. The series is directed by Haruo Sotozaki, and the series’ characters were designed by Akira Matsushima. The show is written by various Ufotable staff members and produced by Hikaru Kondo. The show’s music is composed by Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina.
The series is licensed by Aniplex of America and streamed on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow. AnimeLab is simulcasting the series in Australia and New Zealand. The series ran for 26 episodes and adapted the manga from the beginning of the first volume to the first chapters of the seventh.
Prior to airing, the first five episodes screened theatrically in Japan for two weeks from March 29, 2019, under the title Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyōdai no Kizuna (鬼滅の刃 兄妹の絆). Aniplex of America screened the film at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. Madman Entertainment through AnimeLab screened the film in select theatres in Australia on April 2, 2019. In July 2019, it was announced that the series’ English dub would air on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block; the dub would premiere on October 13, 2019.