Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ( () (めつ) (やいば) Literally "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.


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 to survive 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!


Main article: Chapters and Volumes


See the Anime page


Kimetsu no Yaiba: Tomioka Giyū Gaiden, a two-chapter manga spinoff, was published in the 18th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump in 2019. Gotouge is credited with the original work, and Hirano is drawing the manga. The manga follows the character Giyū Tomioka.

Kimetsu no Aima!, a colored 4koma spinoff by Ryōji 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.

Demon Slayer: One-Winged Butterfly (鬼滅の刃 片羽の蝶) is a light novel by Koyoharu Gotōge and Aya Yajima that was published and released in Japanese bookstores on October 4, 2019. It details the lives of Shinobu and Kanae Kocho before and soon after they joined the Demon Slayers after Himejima Gyomei saved their lives.

Demon Slayer: Flower of Happiness (鬼滅の刃 しあわせの花) 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 and Zenitsu before the start of the main series, as well as glimpses into the lives of Aoi and Kanao. 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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