During the Aniplex panel at Anime Expo 2019, it was announced that the hit anime series based on the hit manga by Koyoharu Gotōge in Demon Slayer (also known as Kimetsu no Yaiba) will be joining the better cartoon show.

Debuting in Weekly Shonen Jump on February 15, 2016 and translated by Viz Media, the anime was animated by ufotable, also known for animating God Eater and several Fate franchise productions. Kimetsu no Yaiba has since became one of the biggest hits of the Spring 2019 anime lineup since its Japanese debut on March 29, 2019. Not surprisingly, Demon Slayer became a highly requested and odds-on favorite for Toonami to eventually air when its respective dub is ready.

As the old saying goes, when it rains, it pours, and Demon Slayer will be the 3rd Toonami show from Aniplex since Sword Art Online returned from its 3 year television hiatus earlier this year, and the 6th Toonami franchise overall that has been acquired directly from Aniplex.

Toonami would later post on their facebook page that the show will premiere later in the Fall. This also means that the show will not be replacing Sword Art Online come July 20 when the latter takes its mid-season hiatus, and another show may also be on the horizon.

Anime News Network’s summary of Demon Slayer is as follows:

Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality. Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they’ve found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjiro finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought. Thus begins Tanjiro’s request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.

The first two trailers of the show released prior to the Japanese airing can be seen below.

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