Tamashii Nations has given us more reason to spend as they have announced an accurate “Proplica” of Tanjiro Kamado’s sword. The is 88-centimeters long and definitely a must have for Demon Slayer fans. It is priced at 7,700 yen (USD $73).
The proplica was first revealed during the TAMASHII Features 2020 online event that happened in July and the commercial version of the sword will be released in February 2021 in Japan. For those living overseas and want to have their own sword might have to wait a little longer as overseas orders and releases will be announced at a later date.
It will also be able to play iconic lines by Tanjiro voice actor Natsuki Hanae, with over 70 lines available. It has a “Demon Slayer mode” for the lines featured in his battles against demons and a “Do Your Best, Tanjiro mode” for the lines where he expresses his deep resolve. Also the sword can also play the awesome theme song from the anime, GURENGE, sung by LiSA.
The 22nd volume of the Demon Slayer manga was released in Japan on October 2, and officially reach the 100 million copies mark in terms of circulation. With that said, the manga will be the 8th manga from the Weekly Shonen Jump to reach this mark.
A Demon Slayer spin-off manga is confirmed, titled as Kimetsu no Yaiba: Rengoku Gaiden. The two-chapter spinoff manga will be centered on Rengoku, the Flame Hashira.
Manga publisher Shueisha announced that the company will be releasing a novel adaptation of Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train anime film. It is slated to be released on October 16—the same day as the film’s premiere date in Japan.
The novel will be written by Aya Yajima, the same author of the previous three novels released under the franchise.
It is confirmed that both Funimation Films and Aniplex of America have teamed up to premiere the movie to North American theaters in 2021.
Oricon previously reported that the regular and limited editions of the 21st Volume of the ‘Demon Slayer’ manga sold more than 2 million copies in just three days since its release. Aside from this, they were ranked #1 and #2 respectively in Oricon’s manga chart.
The regular edition sold 1,191,086 physical copies while the limited edition sold 850,091 physical copies—making it an overall total of 2,041,177 copies sold. The previous 20th volume also made the #1 and #2 ranks in the manga charts. Aside from this, the third novel of the franchise titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kaze no Michishirube (Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Wind’s Telltale Signs) sold 230,673 copies on its first week and made it to #1 in Oricon’s general book ranking.
Previously, the Demon Slayer manga officially ended with its final chapter published in this year’s 24th issue of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
The manga’s publisher Shueisha revealed that last November 24, the Demon Slayer manga is the company’s second highest-selling manga last year. It just second to the popular One Piece manga series.
During the debut of the manga’s 19th volume, it had 40 million copies in circulation. The said volume alone sold an estimated 1.378 million copies which made it #1 in Oricon’s weekly print sales during the February 3-9 week.
It was announced recently by Aniplex of America this week that they will be releasing Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series on Blu-ray disc.
In this release, you can choose either getting the standard or limited editions. A trailer for the announcement of the Blu-ray release was also uploaded.
The company will first release the first limited-edition Blu-ray disc volume on June 30, which contains the anime’s first 13 episodes. The second limited-edition volume which will have episodes 14 to 26 is slated to be released on November 24.
For those who are curious on the contents of the Blu-ray discs volumes, it will contain the following: a soundtrack CD, illustration card set, booklet featuring character art and scene designs (with staff comments), box with cover art, and package illustrations done by the anime’s character designer Akira Matsushima.
Aniplex of America is partnering with Funimation on the release of the Standard Blu-ray discs. The first volume will be released on September 2020 and the second volume will be on January 2021.
Aniplex of America describes the anime’s synopsis below:
It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.
Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.
Demon Slayer is a popular shonen manga series written by Koyoharu Gotoge. It was first released in February 2016 in Weekly Shonen Jump and still ongoing. 16 compiled volumes have been released so far in Japan. The manga is released officially in English by VIZ Media.
The anime adaptation of the series premiered in April 6, 2019 with animation done by Ufotable, notable for their productions of the animated adaptations of the Fate franchise.
The news of the manga officially reaching its climax was confirmed when one of its licensors and editors stated the series would be officially wrapping up in May.
A summary of the manga series is found below:
“ Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality. Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they’ve found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjiro finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought. Thus begins Tanjiro’s request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.”
The first info about the ending came from Anabel Espada Norma, who is one of the manga editors at Norma Editorial. They currently licensed the manga series for Spansh-speaking readers. Of course we will not deny that everyone can make theories and some of you would agree that it just too soon to say the possibilities. However, many fans have beginning to agree on this possibility when Yonkou Productions shared it, and this immediately resonated to the manga’s followers. The said tweet contains a livestream link featuring the editor confirming the manga’s end in May.