The official website of Demon Slayer disclosed the opening theme song and artists for the upcoming Hashira Training arc on Feb 2, 2024.
MY FIRST STORY and HYDE will collaborate to perform the opening theme song, titled “Mugen,” for Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc.
To commemorate the announcement, Hiro from MY FIRST STORY and HYDE shared their comments on the collaboration. Check them out below:
Hiro (MY FIRST STORY):
“I am genuinely thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the TV anime ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc’ as the artist behind the opening theme song. I am sincerely grateful for this overwhelming honor. Singing ‘Mugen,’ a song with HYDE-san, who is not only our mentor but also a kind senior, fills me with immense joy. I hope that this song, created with our wholehearted effort, will add even more vibrancy and refinement to a series that is beloved worldwide, ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.’ I poured my heart and soul into this, so I encourage you to listen to it alongside the series.”
This time, I will be in charge of the opening theme for the TV anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc” with MY FIRST STORY. I’m HYDE. Since the “Hashira Training Arc” is an important story where characters grow stronger, deepening their bonds between battles, I hope the music can contribute to uplifting the narrative. Please enjoy the story and the music together.
Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc will release in Spring 2024, with a one-hour special episode. The previous instalment of the anime titled, Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc, released in Japan in April 2023.
The first season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime consisted of twenty-six episodes produced by Ufotable aired in Japan from April to September 2019.
A sequel film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, was released in October 2020 and became the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time.
A second season of the anime series, readapting the “Mugen Train” arc seen in the film in seven episodes and covering the “Entertainment District” arc from the manga in eleven episodes, aired from October 2021 to February 2022.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It was serialized in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collected in 23 tankobon volumes.
It has been published in English by Viz Media and simultaneously published by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform.
Source: Official Website