Instead of a typical season premiere, Demon Slayer is holding a world tour to kick off its next arc. Ahead of the first screening, a special temple parade in Tokyo was held to mark the beginning of the Demon Slayer World Tour.
Specifically, a parade was held in Tokyo’s Asakusa district, featuring Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke mascots who walked through the district’s central shopping street. They soon made their way to the historic Sensoji temple.
Demon Slayer World Tour Countries, Dates
As Demon Slayer is a global phenomenon, the anime’s new season will kick off with a special world tour that has been expanded to 95 countries.
During the world tour’s various stops, special screenings will be held to give fans their first taste of the upcoming Swordsmith Village arc.
These screenings will feature a movie-length cut that combines Episodes 10 and 11 of the Entertainment District arc with the first episode of the Swordsmith Village arc.
The world tour will begin with a screening in Japanese cinemas on February 3, 2023.
Soon after, the world tour will travel to various countries, with a stop in the U.S. happening later this month.
American fans in Los Angeles are in for a treat, as the world tour will make a stop in L.A. on February 18, 2023.
For those who won’t be able to attend the U.S. premiere, more screenings across the country will begin on March 3.
Demon Slayer Temple Parade in Asakusa
To pray for the world tour’s success and to further promote the event, the temple parade happened in Japan earlier today.
The parade is officially called Kaminarimon to Sensoji Temple Kimetsu no Yaiba Costume Parade.
As its name implies, the parade featured Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke, as they walked from the Kaminarimon through Nakamise Dori and finally to Sensoji Temple.
Here’s a look at what went down at Asakusa during the parade:
Given the show’s popularity in its home country, it should come as no surprise that loads of people flocked to the parade to see the main trio of Demon Slayer.
Because of this, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the world tour screenings also become similarly packed with people.
For more info on the upcoming world tour, you may visit the event’s official website.
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