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Steve Blum to Voice Kyogai in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

by Ginny Woo

Regardless of your feelings on Demon Slayer being crowned Funimation’s Anime of the Last Decade, it’s hard to disregard what was arguably one of 2019’s best productions. Now, with the first run of the anime done, the English dub that was announced late last year is now in full swing and it’s been announced that the choice to cast Steve Blum to voice Kyogai in Demon Slayer has been made.

Steve Blum to Voice Kyogai in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Those wondering why Steve Blum’s name sounds so familiar might know him from a number of classic anime dubbed roles, including Orochimaru and Zabuza in Naruto, Spike in Cowboy Bebop, and K.T. in Initial D. Those who have spent a bunch of time with Diablo III might also recognize him as the voice of Zoltan Kulle, so needless to say, Blum’s got a storied VO past. 

Adding him to the Demon Slayer English dub is undoubtedly a good move. And as you can hear for yourself above, his interpretation of Kyogai really gives us the chills. While the dubbed version officially premiered in October last year, there was a delay over the holidays in getting more recent episodes out to audiences, so things are only now picking back up.

Blum joins the likes of Zach Aguilar (Fate/Apocrypha), Abby Trott (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Bryce Papenbrook (Sword Art Online) and Johnny Young Bosch (Bleach) when it comes to the star-studded Demon Slayer dubbed series, and we can’t wait to see who else gets added when we hit the latter part of the season. Blum’s character, Kyogai, first shows up in episode 11 so there’s still more than half of the arc to enjoy, including the Drum Demon’s climactic battle with Tanjiro!

Now that you’ve heard the news that Steve Blum is to voice Kyogai in Demon Slayer, what do you reckon about this casting? Let us know on Twitter at @PrimaGames. To keep on top of other anime and anime game news, why not check out these articles that we’ve put out recently?