Crunchyroll and Aniplex of America announced on Dec 10, 2022, that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – To The Swordsmith Village – will be getting a theatrical release in the United States and Canada on March 3, 2023.
To The Swordsmith Village is a special feature length cut, which will consist of episode 10 and 11 from the Entertainment district arc and the hour long first episode of Demon Slayer Season 3 Swordsmith Village Arc in 4k with remastered audio.
It will be screened in over 1700 theatres in North America in both English subtitled and English dubbed versions.
Though it is hitting theatres on March 3, the premiere of To The Swordsmith Village will take place in the United States on Feb 18, 2023, as a red carpet event in Los Angeles, at the Orpheum Theatre.
A key visual and trailer were released to commemorate the news.
This event is a part of a world tour (World Tour Jōei: Kimetsu no Yaiba Jōgen Shūketsu, Soshite Katanakaji no Sato e) that the franchise is getting.
Tanjiro’s VA Natsuki Hanae and Aniplex producer Yuma Takahashi will be attending this event at Los Angeles. It will also feature a performance by Aimer. Tickets for the event will be available from Jan 7, 2023 at Ticketmaster.
The World Tour begins as a two day event in Tokyo on Feb 4 and Feb 4, 2023, before coming to Los Angeles and then moving on to Paris, Berlin, Mexico City, Seoul and Taipei.
The world tour dates for Demon Slayer are given below:
|Tokyo||Feb 4 -5, 2023|
|Los Angeles||Feb 18, 2023|
|Paris||Feb 25, 2023|
|Berlin||Feb 26, 2023|
|Mexico City||March 4, 2023|
|Seoul||March 11, 2023|
|Taipei||March 19, 2023|
Demon Slayer Season 3 will release in Japan on April 2023.
The first season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime consisted of twenty-six episodes produced by Ufotable aired in Japan from April to September 2019.
A sequel film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, was released in October 2020 and became the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time.
A second season of the anime series, readapting the “Mugen Train” arc seen in the film in seven episodes and covering the “Entertainment District” arc from the manga in eleven episodes, aired from October 2021 to February 2022.
Source: ANN, Crunchyroll