The anime film took the world by storm this summer, becoming the #1 highest-earning film worldwide in 2020, as well as the highest-earning Japanese film of all time worldwide. It’s home video sales and streaming numbers are equally astounding.
Anime News Network was able to sit down with the film’s stars, Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro) and Satoshi Hino (Rengoku) to discuss bringing their characters to life and how Demon Slayer transcended cultural boundaries to become a worldwide hit.
By now, you might be used to playing Tanjiro, but was there anything you kept in
mind when doing the afureko (dubbing) for Mugen Train in particular?
The recording process definitely had a different feel compared to the television
series―I was concerned that everyone might lose their voices, since we all recorded
with so much seriousness and intensity. There were numerous battle…