Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba gets a Noh / Kyogen Theater Adaption

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The world of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is being adapted into a Traditional Noh/Kyogen Theatrical Performance, this summer in Tokyo with the tale of humans turning into demons, and demons into humans, at the forefront of the story. A new visual was released of Tanjiro in a customary Noh costume that was drawn by manga creator Koyoharu Gotouge.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Noh / Kyogen Theater Announcement
Image Credit: Ginza Six Noh Theater

If you’re not familiar with Noh/Kyogen, it is one of the oldest theatrical arts that is still performed today, with two forms that originate in Japan in the 8th century during the Nara Period, under the name Sarugaku. It would be in the 14th Century that Noh would adapt their own unique style, Noh is usually the dramatic performance piece characterized by the use of Noh masks, while Kyogen is a comedic performance in between Noh sets. The award-winning Kyogen actor Nomura Mansai II is directing and performing in the shows.

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The Performance will take place at Tokyo’s Ginza Six Noh Theater for a limited six-day event, starting on July 26th to July 31st before heading to Osaka in Winter from December 9th, to the 11th.

Source: Crunchyroll, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Nohkyo Twitter

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