When Anime/Manga and Airlines collide: ANA to debut “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” special aircraft

For those who love anime, the Demon Slayer franchise and who can get into Japan. there’s a new ANA especially livery aircraft – the third in the family.

ANA Group began its collaboration with the anime in December 2021, and the first aircraft with “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” livery entered service on domestic routes on January 31, 2022, and the second aircraft on March 26, 2022.

The design for the new livery is based on an original illustration by ufotable, drawn exclusively for the ANA aircraft and illustrates characters Tanjiro, Rengoku and Tengen in a dynamic pose. The special livery will be on the B777-200ER (aircraft number: JA745A) aircraft. In addition, special in-flight announcements* by Tanjiro, Rengoku and Tengen can be enjoyed onboard.

ANA has published the operations of this new plane between 3rd October and 16th October.

Beyond this date, it will be operating across the ANA Japanese Domestic network

On the first day, there will be a commemorative gift of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” memo pad.

Otherwise, onboard there will be a new design will be added to the tie-up limited edition cabin attendant apron. The current design, an original apron with a motif of Nezuko, will also continue to be worn. There will also be headrests and new design paper cups too as part of the inflight service.

There is also IFE content ahead too, with the “Entertainment District Arc”, in addition to the “Mugen Train”

Merch? MERCH!

No good partnership would exist without merchandise for the fans to salivate over.

Starting September 30, 2022, two different versions of stainless steel bottles with designs of the new livery aircraft will be available.

Stainless steel bottles will be available at “In-flight Duty-Free Pre-Order Service” for international flights, at “ANA [email protected]” which can be accessed via Wi-Fi on ANA domestic flights and in lounges, and the official ANA EC site “ANA STORE/ANA Shopping A-style”?

In Quotes

 Tomoji Ishii, Executive Vice President, Customer Experience Management & Planning of ANA said:

“The latest ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ inspired livery is dedicated to the return of an entertaining and unique travel experience for our passengers,”

. “This partnership highlights Japan’s rich pop culture and restores a coveted in-flight experience.”

What is Demon Slayer?

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is TV anime series produced by ufotable based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge, published by Shueisha Jump Comics, which has sold over 150 million copies in its first 23 volumes.

The story features a boy named Tanjiro Kamado, whose family has been killed by demons and becomes a demon slayer in order to bring his sister, who has been turned into a demon, back to human. The TV animation “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” started broadcast in April 2019, and “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train” was theatrically released in October 2020. From 2021 to 2022, the TV anime is broadcast and distributed.

 

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