A conversation with the Demon Slayer voice actors on the Switch game
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is a brand new arena fighting game from Sega and CyberConnect2, based on the hugely popular manga and anime Demon Slayer. La série a vu sa popularité monter en flèche depuis la diffusion de l’anime en 2019, et plus encore après la sortie de son doublage à partir de la fin de 2020, entraînant des ventes brutes mondiales dépassant 9,5 milliards de dollars – plus than the Jurassic Park series, if you can believe it. The game originally released on Xbox One, Series S/X, PlayStation 4/5, and Steam in October last year, and finally got a Switch release.
Les Chroniques d’Hinokami suivent l’histoire de l’anime, jusqu’à l’arc Mugen Train inclus – pas de spoilers pour ceux qui regardent encore l’arc Entertainment District, heureusement – avec un mode Aventure complet raconté à travers les yeux of the series’ protagonist and eponymous Demon Slayer Tanjiro Kamado. It also features a versus mode, allowing you to step into the shoes of 24 different fighters from the series, both online and locally, with the Switch version of the game also offering plenty of bonuses, including character unlocks, character costumes and A healthy battery. in-game currency.
Perhaps the best part of the whole package is that the voice actors from the anime have returned in full to voice the characters from Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles. Deux de ces doubleurs – Zach Aguilar, voix du protagoniste Tanjiro Kamado, et Abby Trott, voix du personnage préféré des fans (et sœur cadette de Tanjiro) Nezuko Kamado – ont eu la gentillesse de répondre à quelques questions pour nous. Enjoy!
It’s always incredibly exciting to see a game like Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Have English dialogue included as an option, especially with a full cast back. What was your first reaction when you were recruited for the game?
Zach Aguilar: I grew up as a gamer, so I particularly enjoy working on video games. Being able to voice Tanjiro not just for the anime but for Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles It’s incredible! I remember playing similar games as a kid, so it’s really come full circle for me.
A strong point of Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is an abundance of original voices recorded specifically for the game. Could you tell us about your experience revisiting Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba as a video game?
Zach: I enjoyed being able to look at past scenes in a different light. A lot of times when we’re recording for anime, the pace is fast and we don’t always get a chance to really soak up the scene. I was armed with more knowledge this time, so trying to review and change my performance a bit was a great opportunity.
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is an emotionally stimulating series to experience, even as a fan! Were there any scenes in the game that you found particularly challenging as a performer?
Zach: Of all of Tanjiro’s scenes, I find his scenes with his family the most emotionally challenging. That’s what I can relate to the most, even though I’m an only child. My family is important to me, so the overwhelming feelings that occur in these scenes make me think.
As moving as the series can be, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles can get incredibly funny. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles makes sure to include all the unique humor that fans appreciate. Were there any comedy scenes in the game that you found particularly enjoyable?
Zach: There’s this meme of Tanjiro’s face in a disgusted look, I really like it. We recorded this scene where he’s doing that face again in the game, and it’s just awesome. He looks at Zenitsu with this absolutely hilarious grimace. Surprising.
Abby, could you tell us about the unique challenge of playing a character like Nezuko who largely expresses her emotions through mere grunts instead of speech?
Abby Trott: When voicing Nezuko, I try to think of what she would say if she used words to communicate. The intention is still there, even if the words are not used!
Finally, could you tell us what you enjoyed the most about voice acting in the game?
Abby: Recording Kimetsu Academy Nezuko was super fun – instead of her classic bamboo, Nezuko has a chopstick in her mouth, and the crew loved all the munching noises Nezuko made. We couldn’t stop laughing at some of the attack noises!
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is out now for the Nintendo Switch, and you can score yourself a bargain with our mini bargain roundup below.
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