Demon Slayer (also known as Kimetsu no Yaiba) is one of the dark fantasy manga and anime series that have made a name for themselves. It rose out of nowhere and definitely made a mark for itself and created its own place in the genre of fantasy.
As the Demon Slayer manga has been here for around ten years and the animated adaptation for around seven years, there is quite a lot to explore in the series. With its plot that brings the classic English vibe, the series succeeds in creating a vibe for itself that combines history and fantasy. Even though it started as quite an underrated show, it definitely rose to a point where its hype went to an unexpectedly high level.
The series brings together characters and concepts that will leave you wondering and trying to find references to history and mythology. The presence of fantasy and folklore in the series makes it a must-watch for those who love to find such references. To spark curiosity in the series, here are some facts you must know about Demon Slayer.
The creator of Demon Slayer, Koyoharu Gotouge, was an assistant to another famous manga artist, Ryoji Hirano, before making Demon Slayer.
The name “Demon Slayer” was not the original title of the manga. It was initially called “Kimetsu no Yaiba,” which translates to “Blade of Demon Destruction.”
The creator Gotoge is known for being private and has never shown their face or revealed their gender publicly.
Demon Slayer’s success helped boost the sales of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine by 10% in 2019.
The anime adaptation of Demon Slayer was animated by the studio Ufotable, known for their high-quality animation.
The series was originally planned to end after the “Infinity Train” arc, but due to its success, the story was extended.
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The demon slayer characters are named after different kanji characters for numbers. For example, “Tanjiro” means “charcoal burner” and is written with the kanji for “coal” and “two.”
The character of Nezuko was inspired by the creator’s younger sister.
Demon Slayer won the Anime of the Year award at the 2019 Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
The first season of the anime had 26 episodes, while the second season, titled “Mugen Train Arc,” only had one movie-length episode.
The Demon Slayer manga has sold over 150 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time.
The soundtrack for the anime was composed by Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina.
The voice actor for the main character Tanjiro, Natsuki Hanae, also voiced the main character in the anime “Your Lie in April.”
The character of Muzan Kibutsuji is based on the Japanese folklore figure, the oni (demon) king.
The English dub of the anime features the voice of Zach Aguilar as Tanjiro and Abby Trott as Nezuko.
The character of Giyu Tomioka is the first demon slayer introduced in the series and is one of the strongest characters in the series.
The “Demon Slayer” manga was published from 2016 to 2020 and had a total of 23 volumes.
The series has several spin-off manga, including “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Gaiden,” which focuses on the backstories of some of the characters.
The “Demon Slayer” movie, “Mugen Train,” was released in Japan in October 2020 and became the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan.
The manga series was also adapted into a stage play that ran from January to February 2020 in Tokyo and Hyogo Prefecture.
The character of Inosuke Hashibira wears a boar’s head as a mask because he was raised by boars in the mountains.
The creator Gotouge revealed that the character of Zenitsu Agatsuma was initially created as a “self-insert” character for themself.