What the Manga “Demon Slayer” Is About
‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ by Koyoharu Gotge is a well-known manga series. It ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shnen Jump magazine from February 15, 2016, all the way through May 18, 2020. The protagonist of the series is a young boy called Tanjir Kamado, who becomes a demon hunter when his family is brutally assaulted by demons and his younger sister Nezuko is changed into a demon. In his search for a means to restore Nezuko’s humanity, he enlists in the Demon Slayer Corps, a group devoted to eliminating demons and safeguarding humans. As of September of 2021, the series has been compiled over 23 volumes.
The manga has sparked a cinematic and cultural craze in Japan, where it has been turned into an anime TV series and many films. Its well-rounded characters and heartfelt plots have earned it a reputation for excellence, along with its stunning visuals and nail-biting action situations. The strong themes of family, sacrifice, and friendship have contributed to the film’s widespread acclaim.
There are 202 chapters in the “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” manga. These chapters originally appeared in issues of Weekly Shnen Jump, published by Shueisha, between February 15, 2016, and May 18, 2020; they span 23 volumes now.
Japanese manga artist and author Koyoharu Gotge created the “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” series. The name means “Blade of Demon Destruction” in its literal form. Tanjiro Kamado, the novel’s protagonist, becomes a demon hunter when the demons that attacked his family transform his little sister Nezuko into a demon. This is the catalyst for the remainder of the narrative. The manga has been collected into 21 volumes as of July 2020, with its first release in February 2016 and further publication in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published by Shueisha until May 2020. Though Viz Media handles the English translation and publishing of the manga, Shueisha distributes it in Spanish and English on their Manga Plus platform at the same time it hits shelves in Japan.
In April of 2019, Ufotable will premiere the first season of an anime adaptation of the manga, which will continue until September of that same year. In the last episode of the show, it was announced that a movie sequel will be made and released in October of 2020.
As of May 2020, the manga has sold over 80 million copies worldwide, including digital editions, making it one of the most popular manga series ever. Meanwhile, the anime series has received several awards and is widely regarded as one of the best series of the 2010s.
Narrative of a Demon Slayer
Tanjiro Kamado is a young boy during Japan’s Taisho period who is both a kind person and a bright thinker. He helps support his family by selling charcoal. The setting of the narrative is Japan. His life is forever altered when demons murder his loved ones. There is no longer any protection for his loved ones (oni). Only Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko survived the disaster, but Nezuko has now turned into a demon and, interestingly, still shows signs of human emotions and intellect. In this scenario, Tanjiro is the only one who made it out alive. After that, Tanjiro becomes a demon hunter in an effort to return Nezuko to her human form and spare other people the pain he and his sister felt.