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The Upper Ranks Gather (上弦集結 Jōgen Shūketsu?) is the twelfth volume of Kimetsu no Yaiba.



For the first time in over 100 years, the upper ranks of Muzan Kibutsuji's Twelve Kizuki are not full. Angered, Muzan dispatches the survivors on another mission. Elsewhere, Tanjiro journeys to a village of swordsmiths and has to explain how his sword was so badly damaged to Haganezuka, the smith who made it. While Tanjiro waits for his sword to be repaired, enemies close in...[7]

Author's Comment

Hello! I'm Gotouge. I am truly thankful to everyone happy about the Demon Slayer anime as if it were their own good news! All the kind and congratulatory words, gifts and happiness massaged me and blew away my stiff shoulders and headaches. My nose is still running though. I'm sorry I can't reply individually or give you anything back. I'm blessed by much good fortune and the aid and encouragement of nice people helps a lot. I am always praying from the bottom of my heart for the health and happiness of people who are kind to me.

Koyoharu Gotōge, Volume 12

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  1. Nakime - She's wondering if the Upper Moon's can go home and end the meeting already.
  2. Chachamaru - The cats is cowering in the corner thinking that it was about to die
  3. Mitsuri - The hot springs in the Swordsmith Village have healing properties which can heal medical problems, and personality problems even a broken heart.
  4. Mitsuri and Genya - Genya couldn't speak to Mitsuri because she was very bubbly and cute* when she greeted him, causing him to stiffen up and get nervous.
  5. Side Banner and Tanjiro
    • Drawing of Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Tanjiro from Shonen Jump GIGA Vol. 2 - 2018
    • Drawing of Tanjiro from Shonen Jump Issue 21/22 - 2018
  6. Nezuko and Tanjiro - Tanjiro tries hard to braid Nezuko's hair like Mitsuri since it makes Nezuko happy.

Comic Strip

  • A comic over Mitsuri's uniform - When Mitsuri first went to pick up her uniform, it was too small for her and as a result exposed her chest. However the Kakushi assured her that the fit was correct for all girls so she kept it. Later on during the Hashira Meeting, Mitsuri was horrified to see that Shinobu was not exposed and asked her why hers was normal. Shinobu explains that she originally got the same uniform as well but she burned it in front of the Kakushi's face, she then goes on to give Mitsuri a box of matches so she can burn her uniform as well.

Kimetsu Academy

  1. Mitsuri Kanroji - A 19 year old graduate of the academy who is attending a nearby art university; She is popular among the boys but has yet to realize. One of her works includes a large cat with big eyes, hands, eyebrow, and bellybutton.