Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an anime series based on the manga series of the same title, written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. The anime television series adaptation by studio Ufotable was announced in Weekly Shōnen Jump on June 4, 2018. The first season adapts the first seven volumes (chapters 1–54) of the manga series, and it aired from April 6 to September 28, 2019, on Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11, and other channels. Haruo Sotozaki directed the anime with scripts by the Ufotable staff. Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina composed the music, and Akira Matsushima is the character designer. Hikaru Kondo is the producer.The opening theme is "Gurenge" (紅蓮華) by LiSA, while the ending theme is "from the edge" by FictionJunction feat. LiSA. The ending theme for episode 19 is "Kamado Tanjirō no Uta" (竈門炭治郎のうた) by Go Shiina featuring Nami Nakagawa.Aniplex of America announced that they have licensed the series, and streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow. AnimeLab is simulcasting the series in Australia and New Zealand. The series ran for 26 episodes and adapted the manga from the beginning of the first volume to the first chapters of the seventh.Prior to airing, the first five episodes screened theatrically in Japan for two weeks from March 29, 2019, under the title Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyōdai no Kizuna (鬼滅の刃 兄妹の絆). Aniplex of America screened the film at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. Madman Entertainment through AnimeLab screened the film in select theatres in Australia on April 2, 2019.In July 2019, it was announced that the English dub would premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami block. The English dub premiered on October 13, 2019.