Natsuki Hanae: Excited about the return of USJ “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” XR ride! Appearing at the opening ceremony

The VR roller coaster "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride ~Mugen Train that runs through dreams~" from the anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” will be back in operation from February 1st at Universal Studios Japan (USJ, Konohana-ku, Osaka). To commemorate the occasion, an opening ceremony was held on January 31st. Natsuki Hanae, the voice actor who plays the main character Tanjiro Kamado in the anime, appeared and announced the start of the ride with over 200 fans.

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"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride ~Mugen Train that runs through dreams~" is an attraction that debuted in 2021, and due to its popularity, it will be revived for a limited time from February 1st to June 9th. The attraction rides on the Mugen Train and features characters such as Tanjiro Kamado, Rengoku Kyojuro, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibira and get involved in a battle. He will have a deadly battle with the demons Enmu and Akaza.

Hanae, who experienced the ride prior to the ceremony, said, ``I was so excited! At first, I was thinking of fighting together with my full concentration, but the feeling of being there was so real that all I could do was scream (lol) ). That's how amazing it was. Rengoku-san's words give me courage, so I'm happy to be able to fight together like this again."

Mr. Hanae plays Tanjiro, who appears in the attraction's original story, and said, ``I recorded it while imagining the faces of everyone who was looking forward to it.In the scene where Tanjiro fights with Rengoku-san, I felt very motivated.'' 

In front of the assembled fans, Mr. Hanae wore Tanjiro's haori and loudly celebrated the start of the ride, saying, "Burn your heart with an immortal flame!" and grandly celebrated his comeback.

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