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Demon Slayer gets 3rd stage play adaptation 'Kimetsu no Yaiba STAGE Part 3: Mugen Dream Train'

Written by: Jayson Beltrano

Published on: December 19, 2021 at 18:45 PHT (GMT+8)

Koyoharu Gotouge's hit manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is inspiring its 3rd stage play adaptation titled "Kimetsu no Yaiba STAGE Part 3: Mugen Dream Train (Butai Kimetsu no Yaiba Sono San Mugen Yume Ressha)" now based on the Mugen Train arc of the story. The performances will be held in Tokyo and Kyoto from September to October 2022.

Japanese stage actor Ryota Kobayashi will reprise his roles as the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado, and Hiroshi Yazaki, who made his first appearance as Kyojuro Rengoku in the second show, will continue in that role in the third show.

Kimetsu no Yaiba STAGE Part 3: Mugen Dream Train' poster visual

Demon Slayer (Japanese: 鬼滅の刃, Romaji: Kimetsu no Yaiba) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It follows teenage Tanjiro Kamado, who strives to become a demon slayer after his family was slaughtered and his younger sister Nezuko turned into a demon. It was serialized in Shueisha's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collected in 23 tankōbon volumes. It has been published in English by Viz Media and simultaneously published by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform.

A 26-episode TV anime series adaptation 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. The film was adapted into a TV anime series premiered in October 2021 with new scenes focusing on Rengoku. A second season of the anime series, covering the "Entertainment District" arc from the manga, will premiere in January 2022.



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