In an article published by the Japanese portal JPrime, the proposed cast of actors who would play the main characters in the already announced but unconfirmed live-action project based on Koyoharu Gotouge's manga, Kimetsu no Yaiba, was revealed.
“[Omission] I understand that the distribution would be done by TOHO, just like the animated production. The casting is also slowly shaping up. Among the candidates being discussed, the main character, Tanjirou Kamado, could be played by Kento Yamazaki or Ryuunosuke Kamiki. Both are excellent actors with noble personalities, very much in keeping with the character. The role of Nezuko Kamado would go to Kanna Hashimoto. Nezuko's incomparable cuteness could only be replicated by her, "commented the sources from the distribution teams.
"For the role of Muzan Kibutsuji, GACKT (Gakuto Ooshiro) would be considered, who gained great popularity in the project 'Tonde Saitama' in 2019, with an explosive presence," he continued. “On the other hand, for the role of Zenitsu Agatsuma, it includes Sho Hirano, from King & Prince. His maternal instinct perfectly complements his personality. The role of Inosuke Hashibira would be Ryo Yoshizawa, who has a wild personality but is also very handsome, he is perfect for it. "
“Since we are still in the process of making offers to even obtain production rights, there is still time for the selection process for the cast of actors to be formalized. Also, there would still be a lot of details missing before that, like the director, the screenwriter, and so on. So it would take at least two years to produce this, even urgently. ", The source concluded.
Koyoharu Gotouge began publishing the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016 and ended it in May 2020. The publisher published the 22nd compiled volume on October 2.
Synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba
In the Taisho era in Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kind and intelligent boy who lives with his family in the mountains. Tanjiro has become the head of his family after the death of his father, making constant trips to the village at the foot of the mountain to sell firewood and charcoal, but his life changes when one day, when he returns home later After spending a night out, he discovers that his family has been killed by a demon. Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the only survivors now, but she has been turned into a demon, although she surprisingly still displays emotions and seems to have a sense of reason. After an encounter with Giyuu Tomioka, a demon hunter; Tanjiro decides to become a demon hunter to hunt down the murderer of his family and find a way to return Nezuko to normal.
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