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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ( () (めつ) (やいば) ? lit. "Blade of Demon Destruction") is a manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 15th, 2016. The series is republished in English by Viz Media.

Plot

Taisho era, Japan.

The life of Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells coal for a living, changes one day after his family is murdered by a demon.

In order to turn back his sister, the only one who survived but turned into a ferocious demon herself, the two go off on a journey to seek the demon who killed their family.

A tale of bloodstained swords!

Volumes

Main article: Chapters and Volumes


Anime

Main article: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Anime)


Spinoffs

  • Kimetsu no Aima!, a colored, 4koma spinoff by Hirano, was serialised between April 7th and October 6th on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ app and website. The manga featured chibi versions of the characters from the main series.
  • Kimetsu no Yaiba: Flower of Happiness ( (おに) (めつ) () しあわせの (はな) Kimetsu no Yaiba: Shiawase no hana?) is a light novel by Gotōge and Aya Yajima that was published and released in Japanese bookstores on February 4, 2019. It chronicles the lives of Tanjiro Kamado and Zenitsu Agatsuma before the start of the main series, as well as glimpses into the lives of Aoi Kanzaki and Kanao Tsuyuri. It also features a single chapter of an alternate Gakuen universe where the characters of the series are attending an ordinary high school (the Gakuen universe has previously been shown in the omakes of the main manga series).
  • Demon Slayer: Official Fanbook was released in July 2019. It features background information on several characters from the series.
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