On July 15, Polling website RankinClip posted the results of its “Which actress would you want to play Nezuko if “Kimetsu no Yaiba” were to get a live-action adaptation?” poll.
Hashimoto Kanna, who has performed in a number of live-action film adaptations of manga, was the top-voted choice, followed by Suzu Hirose, who played Chihaya in the live-action Chihayafuru films. Mio Imada, who played Airi Maya in TBS’ Boys Over Flowers live-action drama, was voted third.
The full results are as follows:
- Hashimoto Kanna (98 votes)
- Hirose Suzu (58 votes)
- Imada Mio (50 votes)
- Hirate Yurina (48 votes)
- Hamabe Minami (36 votes)
- Ashida Mana (29 votes)
- Honda Miyu (24 votes)
- Seino Nana (23 votes)
- Kiyohara Kaya, Kawaguchi Haruna (22 votes)
- Kumada Rinka (17 votes)
- Suzuki Rio, Takahashi Hikaru (13 votes)
Kanna Hashimoto performed as Ritsu in the Assassination Classroom live-action film, Kagura in Gintama, and Kaguya in Kaguya-sama: Love is War, among other roles.
Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga-inspired a 26-episode television anime that premiered in April 2019. The anime will receive a sequel anime film that will release in Japan on October 16.