What is “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”?

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

What is “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”?

“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is a Japanese dark fantasy series that was serialized in the Weekly Shonen Jump from 2016 to 2020.

The original work was created by Koyoharu Gotouge.

The Significance of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” in Japan

The series gained immense popularity with the release of the TV anime in April 2019.

It topped the “Oricon Yearly Comic Rankings 2019” in the “Individual Comic Work” category, marking the first time for the series to claim the first place.

By October 2020, the manga had surpassed 100 million copies in circulation, showcasing its remarkable success.

Overview of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”

Set in the Taisho era, the story revolves around Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who becomes the sole survivor of his family after they are attacked and killed by man-eating demons.

His sister, Nezuko, is the only survivor but has turned into a demon herself.

Tanjiro embarks on a journey to find a way to turn Nezuko back into a human and to avenge his family by fighting against the demons.