The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga and anime tells its tale in Japan’s Taisho era, where the country still widely performed its traditional arts. It makes sense then that today during the Demon Slayer stage at Jump Festa 2022 that the series will be adapted into Noh / Kyogen performances concurrently with award-winning Kyogen actor Nomura Mansai II directing and performing in the shows.
Noh / Kyogen are some of the oldest theatrical arts still performed in the world, with the two forms originating in Japan in the 8th century under the name Sarugaku, and then becoming their own unique style in the 14th century. 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 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Noh / Kyogen performances will be held in Tokyo and Osaka in summer and winter 2022 respectively. More details on the performances will be revealed at a later day. The Entertainment District Arc streams on Crunchyroll and Funimation weekly along with the rest of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, including the Mugen Train film and arc, is also available to watch on Crunchyroll.
Sources: Oricon, Jump Festa Stage
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.