Crunchyroll to Simulcast Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and We Never Learn: BOKUBEN Anime [UPDATED]

Two more series join the Spring 2019 lineup on April 6

Update: Territories added!

 

Aniplex of America shared streaming plans for two new Spring 2019 anime series, with both Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and We Never Learn: BOKUBEN coming to Crunchyroll. Dig into the details for both below ahead of their launch on April 6, and stay tuned for more information on territories and exact launch times!

 

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Launches: April 6

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland

 

Synopsis:

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.

 

Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

 

 

STAFF

 

Original Story: Koyoharu Gotoge (Weekly Shonen Jump / SHUEISHA)

Director: Haruo Sotozaki

Character Design: Akira Matsushima

Sub Character Design: Miyuki Sato, Yoko Kajiyama, Mika Kikuchi

Screenplay Production: ufotable

Conceptual Art: Koji Eto, Masaru Yanaka, Kasumi Takeuchi, Yuri Kabasawa

Directors of Photography: Yuichi Terao

3D Director: Kazuki Nishiwaki

Color Setting: Yuko Omae

Editing: Manabu Kamino

Music: Yuki Kajiura, Go Shiina

Animation Producer: Hikaru Kondo

Animation Production: ufotable

Opening Theme: “Gurenge” by LiSA

 

CAST

 

Tanjiro Kamado: Natsuki Hanae

Nezuko Kamado: Akari Kito

Zenitsu Agatsuma: Hiro Shimono

Inosuke Hashibira: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Giyu Tomioka: Takahiro Sakurai

Sakonji Urokodaki: Hochu Otsuka

Sabito: Yuki Kaji

Makomo: Ai Kakuma

Genya: Nobuhiko Okamoto

Black-haired Guide: Aoi Yuki

White-haired Guide: Shiori Izawa

Haganezuka: Daisuke Namikawa

Kasugai Garasu: Takumi Yamazaki

Demon in the temple: Hikaru Midorikawa

Teoni: Takehito Koyasu

 

We Never Learn: BOKUBEN

Launches: April 6

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland

 

Synopsis: 

Nariyuki Yuiga is in his last and most painful year of high school. In order to gain the “special VIP recommendation” which would grant him a full scholarship to college, he must now tutor his classmates as they struggle to prepare for entrance exams.

 

Among his pupils are “the sleeping beauty of the literary forest,” Fumino Furuhashi, and “the Thumbelina supercomputer,” Rizu Ogata–two of the most beautiful super-geniuses at the school!

 

While these two were thought to be academically flawless, it turns out that they’re completely clueless outside of their pet subjects…!?

 

As Nariyuki’s life is turned upside down by these quirky girls who just never learn, he must do everything he can to get them accepted into college!

 

The stage is set for this romantic comedy featuring prodigies who never learn when it comes to studying and love!

 

 

STAFF

 

Original Work: Taishi Tsutsui (Serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" by Shueisha)

Director: Yoshiaki Iwasaki

Series Structure: Go Zappa

Character Design: Masakatsu Sasaki

Art Director: Hiroki Matsumoto

Art Design: Hironori Yamamoto, Takahiro Murata

Background Studio: atelier Platz

Color Setting: Aiko Matsuyama

Director of Photography: Hideki Imaizumi

Photography Studio: Typhoon Graphics

Editor: Tomomi Umetsu

Editing Studio: editz

Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama

Sound Production: MAGIC CAPSULE

Music: Masato Nakayama

Animation Produced by: barnum studio

Animation Production: SILVER x ARVO ANIMATION

Produced by: BOKUBEN COMMITTEE

 

CAST

 

Nariyuki Yuiga: Ryota Osaka

Fumino Furuhashi: Haruka Shiraishi

Rizu Ogata: Miyu Tomita

Uruka Takemoto: Sayumi Suzushiro

Asumi Kominami: Madoka Asahina

Mafuyu Kirisu: Lynn

  

Keep up with the Spring 2019 lineup in the official master post!

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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