The official website for Shueisha's Jump j Books imprint revealed on Friday that Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga is inspiring a second novel on October 4. Aya Yajima is returning to write the second novel, titled Kimetsu no Yaiba Katahane no Chō (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba One-Winged Butterfly). The novel will be 224 pages long with a four-page frontispiece.
Shiawase no Hana (Flower of Happiness) and Kataha no Chō (One-Winged Butterfly),the two novels based on Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, will collectively have 1.16 million copies in circulation after a planned reprint on February 19, making the books the fastest franchise novels in Shueisha's "Jump j Books" novel label to reach 1 million copies in circulation.
Shiawase no Hana shipped in February 2019, and Kataha no Chō shipped last October. The books ranked at #4 and #5, respectively, in the Oricon weekly book ranking for the January 27-February 2 week. This is Shiawase no Hana's 14th week in the top 10, and sixth week in a row. This is also Kataha no Chō's 15th week in the top 10, and ninth week in a row.
The original Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga also claimed all top 10 positions of Oricon's weekly manga chart in print for the January 27-February 2 week. This is the first time since Oricon began posting rankings in 2008 that a single manga series occupied the entire top 10.
10 different volumes of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga occupied all top 10 positions of Oricon's weekly manga chart in print for the January 27-February 2 week. This is the first time since Oricon began posting rankings in 2008 that a single manga series occupied the entire top 10. The top-selling volumes that week were the eighth (seen right), seventh, 17th, first, ninth, 10th, 12th, 11th, second, and 14th volumes. The eighth volume sold 148,000 copies during the week.
In addition, the manga series claimed the #11 to #18 spots with the 13th, 15th, third, 16th, fourth, fifth, and sixth volumes. Kisatsutai Kenbunroku (Observations on the Demon Slayer Corps), the series' official fanbook, jumped from #43 to #21.
The series' novels, Shiawase no Hana (Flower of Happiness) and Kataha no Chō (One-Winged Butterfly), have also ranked at #4 and #5, respectively, in the Oricon weekly book ranking in the same week. This is Shiawase no Hana's 14th week in the top 10, and sixth week in a row. This is also Kataha no Chō's 15th week in the top 10, and ninth week in a row.
Oricon estimates the franchise as whole earned 1.2298 billion yen (about US$11.19 million) from physical print publications, CDs, Blu-ray Discs, and DVDs in just that week.
As of the February 4 debut of the 19th manga volume, the franchise as a whole (including print and digital releases) has 40 million copies in circulation.
The editor in chief shares a few words about the manga's success:
"Normally, a manga gradually sells more copies throughout the anime's run, but Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's sales shot up straight after the anime ended," he said, indicating that a large number of people watched the anime through streaming services after it ended rather than watching it weekly. "The way people interact with anime has changed, and I feel like we've entered a new phase."
Nakano also mentioned that these days, it takes more time for a manga series running in Weekly Shonen Jump to become a hit. Demon Slayer began serialization in 2016, but it was not until 2019 that it became a hit.
"There are more manga publications and digital outlets these days, so there are more channels to find manga to your taste," he explained. "No matter how great a manga it is, it won't become a hit just because it ran in Jump." Even Demon Slayer's success hinged on word of mouth generated after the anime's run, he argued.
Throughout the history of the magazine, Jump has relied on reader surveys in order to gauge the success of its titles. Nakano said that this system of "valuing new blood" is what has allowed Jump to produce "cutting edge" manga for the times. He also highlighted the global success of One Piece as a positive factor in producing new hits for the magazine, because it gives newcomers a distinct goal to strive for.
This year, Nakano says that Jump still doesn't have enough hits. Although he highlights Chainsaw Man and act-age as titles that he has high expectations for, he describes Jump's editorial department as "desperate to create the next hit." He concluded by saying that the magazine launched three new titles in January, but "it wouldn't be Jump if none of them became a huge hit."
It's just as HungryWorld said, we are in the climax. Let me check how many chapters we have, over 100.
This year's combined 21st and 22nd issues of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga will reach the story's "climax" in the next chapter in the 23rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, which will ship on May 11. The next chapter will include an opening color page.
Gotouge launched Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2016. Shueisha Shueisha will publish the 20th volume on May 13. The 21st and 22nd Weekly Shonen Jump issue also announced on Monday that similarly with the upcoming 20th volume, the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd volumes will all have special versions that will bundle merchandise.
Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga franchise will have more than 60 million copies in circulation on May 13. That number includes digital copies and about 2.8 million copies of the upcoming 20th volume, which will ship on May 13 after a delay due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The franchise had about 3.5 million copies in circulation as of April 2019, when the manga's television anime debuted. Therefore, the franchise's publications expanded their circulation by about 17 times in one year. The franchise had more than 12 million copies in circulation as of the publication of the manga's 17th volume on October 4. The manga's 18th volume debuted with a record first printing of 1 million copies on December 4, increasing the franchise's total circulation to more than 25 million copies. Shueisha revealed on November 25 that Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga is the company's second highest-selling manga in 2019, second only to Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga.
It helps that they had a simple plot objective, kill the man who slaughtered your family and find the cure for Nezuko if it exists. Because I only watched the anime. Something tells me the manga series ended on a happy note.
Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga ended in this year's 24th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on Monday. The issue also announced that Ryōji Hirano will launch a short spinoff manga titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Rengoku Gaiden centering on the Flame Hashira character Kyōjurō Rengoku. The magazine did not give a premiere date for the spinoff.
I had to slow down to read. I was skimming chapters pretty quickly as this manga series doesn't have much heavy dialogue or lore for me to slow down and absorb.
The train arc ends on Chapter 66.
Akaza is a different demon. Unlike the demons we faced so far, Akaza did not want to kill the Demon Slayers. Well, he did tried to kill Tanjiro because he hates the weak. He offered Rengoku to become a demon because humans reached their peak and will eventually die. Rengoku argues why human lives are meaningful. You get this conversation between 2 sides on ideals that hasn't been seen so far until chapter 63.
We get a brief look at Rengoku's backstory of his mom and why the strong protect the weak.
Akaza is one dimensional. Yeah, he did survive. He is not like Hisoka or Kenpachi. He doesn't recognize the potential of the weak and humans like Kenpachi and Hisoka (Bleach and Hunter x Hunter). I thought he was recruiting humans and converting them to demons for his lord, Muzan. Turns out he's a battle hungry fool, just more shallow in character compared to other fictional characters.
Oh well, we will see more developed demons and villains. I hope Muzan lives up. I do want to learn his motives.
I really love Tanjiro's scene of defending Rengoku's reputation as a Hashira and calling Akaza a coward. It pains me that Tanjiro was able to throw his katana but Akaza ran away. Rengoku almost killed Akaza. If Rengoku was at full strength, Akaza would have been killed off. Plus, Rengoku had to defend his injured allies: Tanjiro, Zenjuro, Inosuke, and Nezuko.
If it was a fair fight, Rengoku will have defeated Akaza.
Rengoku had a good arc despite getting killed off. Not sure if they used his backstory as a death flag.
What separates Demon Slayer and My Hero Academia from Black Clover, Bleach, Naruto, and others is that these Shonen battle series focus more on emotional scenes in their battles.
The manga series doesn't have nice, drawn panels like the others for battle scenes in terms of panel flows, dynamic panels. Ironically, their anime adaptations increase the action part with better animation, sakuga, and choreography than the anime adaptations of Black Clover and the like.
Ch 67 - ok, Azana had an objective, finding blue spider lilies. Muzan got mad at him for not killing everyone. We will see Azana later on.
Rengoku's dad is drunkard and abusive father.
Despite not finding anything on sun breathing, Tanjiro inherits the sword guard.
we meet a new character, a Hashira named Tengen. He is more vulgar and narcissistic than Rengoku. Well, he was seen last time? just this time, we get a proper introduction. He's a ninja who wanted girls to sneak into 3 brothels to save 3 wives while trying to kill an Upper Rank.
He ended up bringing Tanjiro's group instead for infiltration.
Inosuke is a bishonen.
The mangaka is skilled at drawing laces/mesh/fishnets?
Tanjiro is very gentle with women, given how he respects his mother and sisters.
Also, when we do have these?
Daki is the Upper Rank who eats beautiful women. She stores them in her Obi which transports them into an underground cavern.
Inosuke has some random weird moments. He can twist his body and has muscle mice. (Ch 78)
By Ch 79, Tengen rescue all of his wives: Suma, Makio, and Hinatsuru
We got a second enemy all of the sudden. I don't think we had any hints at all. They are going to prolong this arc. At least, these 2 demons are similar to Tanjiro and Nezuko, these siblings care for each other. We see a brief flashback of Gyutaro. It contrasts the Spider demon arc where Spider boy treats his family like trash.
We get a backstory on Tengen on why he can resist poison because his father pushed his 15 siblings to death through brutal training.
We get a plan on beating these guys. Thank god, it has been such a long fight without any real progress. Then again, this is the longest fight so far. The train arc was pretty short of a match up. I'm not a battle junky so I usually get bored if the fight doesn't keep things fresh.
Then again, most demon fights end at dawn.
What I like about Demon Slayer is everyone contributes no matter how weak or insignificant they are. Anything can help, distracting the demon or poisoning them. Wisteria helps paralyze or kill demons.
Tanjiro saves Tengen's wife from being attacked by mixing breathing styles.
I was worried Tanjiro wouldn't get time to talk to the enemy. A lot of Battle Shonen series has a lot of talk. This manga narrates their actions but we don't get much conversations. The guy did the same thing as Azana, offering him to be a demon after finding out Tanjiro has been protecting his demonic sister.
Pushed to the edge (Tengen's body rife with poison, Tanjiro stabbed through the jaw by Gyutaro's sickle), Inosuke decapitates Daki while Tanjiro powers through and slice off Gyutaro's neck.
Nezuko can heal. Her fire burns demons and heals allies.
This manga doesn't have the issue of adding comedic moments in tense situations. It's best to add comedic moments after a tense battle. Tanjiro collects the blood for Tamayo whose cat appeared.
Nezuko and Tanjiro find the demonic siblings' head bickering and blaming each other for defeat.
While it's formulaic and done frequently, Tanjiro is a kind kid who treats the enemy with mercy. Though, these enemies have killed and slaughted so many humans. And doing this after the battle, it will help flesh out and garner sympathy or annoy readers who want to get this arc over with.
On death's bed, an upper rank demon who ate a prostitute decides to give blood to the siblings whether or not they will survive at all.
The end of the Demon Brothel arc
The siblings made up and went to the afterlife together.
The head boss is happy while Azana is summoned to Muzan's castle.
All right, let's talk about this arc now it's over.
It was the longest one and it did a good job, highlighting themes of regret, sibling love albeit after the fight. It only got emotional towards the end while the fight was mostly dry and chaotic with random evolutions mostly of Nezuko who gets benched again.
As for advancing the plot of the overall story, this whole arc's purpose was to kill an Upper Moon.
This arc - we had a bit of Muzan stuff and then Tanjiro recovering again. It's a bit formulaic. They go off to the blacksmith forest to get the sword. However, their training and vacation is interrupted by 2 demons.
Muzan so far - not much is revealed. He hates change.
3 Demon Slayer characters we are featuring this arc:
One of the benefits on reading Viz Media is we get to see the author's words. Usually, you see these in tankobons.
Kanroji's sword reminds me of Bleach though Bleach's Shinigami and others have more unique swords. Demon Slayer is more grounded in practical and realistic designs while Bleach is more supernatural fantasy.
With Nezuko's help, Tanjiro gains a new technique.
Hatengu has six demon forms. Jesus, that is a lot. Though, the individuals that had different personalities didn't leave much impact.
Old Man Dream: Before jumping into Cinderella, found a means to see Make Mine Music. Did have to literally jump around between several different streaming sites to see all its segments. But nearly done. Not sure if I'll get around to reviewing it tonight. But...
Sept 25, 2020 1:49:38 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...will at least get a review for it up by tomorrow at the latest.
Sept 25, 2020 1:49:54 GMT
Taka: That's interesting. Some sites list Attack on Titan Final Season as Winter 2021 or Fall 2020 due to it being aired in Dec 7, 2020.
Sept 25, 2020 3:03:56 GMT