Every year Japan creates a list of new words that have entered the Japanese language. In the 2020 list the word “kimetsu no yaiba” made an appearance. Such was the rise in popularity of anime “Demon Slayer”.
I’ve written a bunch about Demon Slayer Opening Theme 鬼滅の刃主題歌 Gurenge 紅蓮華 with lyrics in english translation.
Amongst other things, the program is notable for the striking kimono patterns worn by many of the characters. It didn’t take long for the show to take off internationally and for Cosplayers to Tanjiro-style sniff a costuming opportunity.
With that in mind, here is a gallery of some of our favourite Demon Slayer cosplay options.
The Demon Slayer juggernaut looks set to roam the world of the undead for some time. The Kimetsu-tai is going to need recruits for some time. It may be time to don your colorful haori to go in search of some tortured souls to destroy!
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Recently I had a chat with few of my favourite musicians from Japan: Saya from Tenniscoats, Yuko Ikema and Sota Tateishi from Jon No Son on the radio show “Kikeru Radio”.
Here’s a transcription in Japanese & English.
Transcript and pictures here:
Original recording of chat appeared on Minna Kikeru Radio here:
Sayas – New Home
Ikema Yuko 池間由布子 Albums
Japanese music and Albums mentioned in the recording:
Kanako Numata –
Kohost Sota Tateishi’s 立石草太 album with Jon No Son ジョンのサン: