Epic Fantasy Sword of the Demon Hunter Anime Airs of June 27.

Howdy! Anime geeks, let’s find out some freshly brewed anime news. Moto Nakanishi’s Sword of the Demon Hunter Kijin Gentosho airs on June 27 on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS-Fuji. The TV Anime will air with a one-hour special, the official website revealed the news along with the additional cast and key visuals for the anime. 

Sword of the Demon Hunter

Staff and Cast

Adapted from the historical fantasy light novel series written by Moto Nakanishi and illustrated by Tamaki. Kazuya Aiura (Encouragement of the Climb, Assassins Pride) is directing the anime at Yokohama Animation Lab. Deko Akao (Carole and Tuesday) is handling the scripts for the anime. Taro Ikegami (Key animator for Afro Samurai and Akame ga Kill) is handling the character designs. The trio of Ryuichi Takada (Kizumonogatari), Keichi Hirokawa (Vivy-Flourite Eye’s song), and Kuniyuki Takahashi (Liar Liar) are composing the music for the anime. 

TV Anime features Taku Yashiro (To Your Eternity) as Jinta, Reina Ueda (Chainsaw Man) as Suzune, and Saori Hayami (Jujutsu Kaisen) as Shirayuki. 

The newly added cast includes Hiroshi Shirokuma (Overlord) as Doga no Oni and Yui Kondou (D Gray Man Hallow) as Tomi no KIjo. 

Sword of the Demon Hunter

The story of Sword of the Demon Hunter follows two siblings Jinta and his sister in the Edo Era. The two have escaped from their home due to certain circumstances and have settled in the mountains. In the coming years, Jinta grows up to be the protector of the Priestess of the village shrine. With his sword skills, he pursues the demon that constantly threatens the shrine and its priestess existence. In the Pursuit of Demon Jinta discovers the truth about the demon, himself, and the mystery behind the Sword. Thus begins the epic fantasy journey.

Nakanishi’s novel debuted online in Jan 2013 on the user-generated novel publishing website Arcadia and began serialization in December 2015. Later Futabasha acquired the series and published fourteen volumes. 

Yu Satomi adapted the novel into manga and both the novel and manga are acquired by Seven Seas Entertainment. 

Source: Sword of the Demon Hunter official website


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