Voice Actors Natsuki Hanae and Hiro Shimono Talk About Meeting Fans on the Demon Slayer World Tour – Interest


During Anime Japan 2024’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba stage present, Natsuki Hanae (the voice actor for sequence protagonist Tanjirou Kamado) and Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu Agatsuma) talked a bit about their expertise on the current Demon Slayer World Tour.

Taking place throughout 140 international locations and areas, the Demon Slayer World Tour allowed followers to get a theatrical sneak preview of the upcoming Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc anime (that is set to premiere this coming May).

Also a part of the World Tour was a sequence of particular screenings held in 10 cities throughout 10 international locations the place members of the Japanese forged have been flown in to do a particular stage present and meet international followers. Hanae went to 5 of them.

“I began with New York, then went to Singapore, Jakarta, Paris, London.”

Hanae typically discovered himself encountering followers and was shocked by their fervor.

“As you’ll have guessed, even exterior of Japan, Demon Slayer is standard. Every fan is tremendous pumped up about it. It was superb.”

(L-R) Hiro Shimono and Zenitsu Agatsuma attend the World Tour Premiere Of Crunchyroll’s ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – To The Hashira Training-‘ at Regal Union Square on February 10, 2024 in New York City.

However, whereas Shimono solely went to the New York occasion, it left an enormous impression on him.

“In between occasions, we—Hanae and me—went to fulfill and greet a few of the followers. However, we have been much less standard than the costume mascots of our characters. Like, we have been advised, ‘Excuse me, I’m taking footage of the mascots proper now. Give me a minute.’”

Yet, even this left Hanae with a deeper appreciation for international followers.

“Because of experiences like that, I really feel that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba itself is beloved in many alternative methods—be that the characters themselves or the voice actors like us.”

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc will start airing in Japan with a one-hour particular on May 12, 2024.

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