On Sunday, with the release of chapter 205, Kimetsu no Yiaba: Demon Slayer ended its 4 year long serialization, spanning over 23 volumes in total. With tha, Demon Slayer franchise announced a new spin-off based on flame Piller Kyujiro Rengoku.
The upcoming spinoff “Kyujiro Rengoku: Gaiden” chapter will be written by Ryuji Hirano, who previously worked on Tomioka Giyuu Gaiden story. Weekly Shonen Jump will publish the chapter. The author recently shared a promotional illustrations which features Rengoku drawn in his style.
Additional details such as plot and release date will announced on a later date. And for those wondering what Gaiden is, it generally means a side-story or spin-off.
Also anime viewers are excited to see the particular character in the upcoming Demon Slayer movie which adapts Infinity Train arc from the manga. The anime film is currently scheduled to premiere on October 16, 2020 in Japanese theatres.
About Demon Slayer:Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer:Kimetsu no Yaiba is a battle action shonen manga written and drawn by Koyoharu Gotouge. The manga is published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since February 2016. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print. The manga has 20 compiled volumes in circulation.
Studio Ufotable produced a 26-episode anime adaptation which aired between April 6 to September 28, 2019. A sequel anime film Demon Slayer: Infinity Train is under production and is scheduled to premiere in October 2020.
The series already has manged to break multiple records including One Piece’s record for the most copies sold within Oricon’s fiscal year with a total of 38.191.494 copies, 31 weeks before the year is completed. The previous record was held by One Piece with 37.996.373 copies in 2011. As of May, the series has more than 60 million copies in print.
The anime adaptation also won awards including Crunchyroll’s Anime of the year, Funimation’s Anime of The Decade and Best Tv Anime award at TAFF. In a recent survey the anime series was voted as the most favorite anime of all time by Japanese viewers. A mobile and PS4 game is currently in production.
The story takes place in Taishō-era Japan, where Tanjirō Kamado who is a kindhearted and intelligent boy lives with his family. He has become his family’s sole source of income after the passing of his father. Everything changes when his family is attacked and slaughtered by a demon.Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident, with Nezuko being transformed into a demon, but still surprisingly showing signs of human emotion and thought. After an encounter with Giyu Tomioka, a demon slayer, Tanjirō is recruited by Giyu to also become a demon slayer to help his sister turn human again and avenge the deaths of the rest of his family.