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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

October 2nd,2019 By Shueisha

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Introduce

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Japanese: 鬼滅の刃 Hepburn: Kimetsu no Yaiba) is a Japanese manga series by Koyoharu Gotōge. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 15, 2016, with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into seventeen tankōbon volumes as of October 2019. The series is published in English by Viz Media and simulpublished by Shueisha in English on the app and website Manga Plus.

An anime television series adaptation by Ufotable aired from April 6 to September 28, 2019. The series has received many awards at Newtype Anime Awards, including Best TV Anime. Immediately following the airing of episode 26 of the anime series, a sequel film was announced and is scheduled to premiere in 2020.

plot

Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted and intelligent boy who lives with his family, making money by selling charcoal. Everything changes when his family is attacked and slaughtered by demons (oni). Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident. Nezuko has now become a demon, but still surprisingly shows signs of human emotion and thought. Tanjiro becomes a demon slayer to help his sister turn human again and to prevent the same tragedy that happened to him and his sister from happening to others.

Reception

The series ranked 14th on a list of manga recommended by Japanese bookstore employees in 2017,[29] and 19th on a list of the top manga of 2018 for male readers put together by Kono Manga ga Sugoi!.[30] As of February 2019, the series had 3.5 million copies in print worldwide.[31] The manga is one of the top-selling under Shonen Jump.[32] The anime won the 2019 Newtype Anime Awards for Best TV Anime, Best Male Character (Tanjirō Kamado), Best Female Character (Nezuko Kamado), Best Theme Song, Best Director, Best Character Design, Best Voice Actor, and Best Voice Actress.

Writing for Monsters and Critics, Patrick Frye wrote that the anime adaptation is "praised [for] the animation quality and flowing battle scenes that integrate digital effects seamlessly" while noting that "some fans have complained about weird story pacing issues thanks to flashbacks and some slow moments, but everyone agrees that once the action picks up, it’s amazing."[34] Writing for Anime News Network, James Beckett highlighted Episode 19 by noting it was "a thrilling showstopper of an episode, showing off ufotable's considerable skills as producers of nearly unrivaled action spectacle."

Release

The series ranked 14th on a list of manga recommended by Japanese bookstore employees in 2017,[29] and 19th on a list of the top manga of 2018 for male readers put together by Kono Manga ga Sugoi!.[30] As of February 2019, the series had 3.5 million copies in print worldwide.[31] The manga is one of the top-selling under Shonen Jump.[32] The anime won the 2019 Newtype Anime Awards for Best TV Anime, Best Male Character (Tanjirō Kamado), Best Female Character (Nezuko Kamado), Best Theme Song, Best Director, Best Character Design, Best Voice Actor, and Best Voice Actress.

Writing for Monsters and Critics, Patrick Frye wrote that the anime adaptation is "praised [for] the animation quality and flowing battle scenes that integrate digital effects seamlessly" while noting that "some fans have complained about weird story pacing issues thanks to flashbacks and some slow moments, but everyone agrees that once the action picks up, it’s amazing."[34] Writing for Anime News Network, James Beckett highlighted Episode 19 by noting it was "a thrilling showstopper of an episode, showing off ufotable's considerable skills as producers of nearly unrivaled action spectacle."

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