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'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba' manga series bids goodbye
May 18, 2020 at 12:12 AM PHT (GMT +8)
After more than 4 years, Koyoharu Gotouge's 'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba' manga series bids goodbye in this year's 24th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine that will be released today, Monday.
On May 11, the manga reached the story's climax in the 23rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. Gotouge launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2016.
The issue also announced that a short spinoff manga under the title of "Kimetsu no Yaiba: Rengoku Gaiden" centering on the Flame Hashira character Kyōjurō Rengoku will be launch by Ryōji Hirano this year but with no exact date. Hirano also drew the two-chapter side-story manga "Kimetsu no Yaiba: Tomioka Giyū Gaiden" that debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in April 2019.
Shueisha also announced last Friday, May 15, that the manga will have a third novel titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kaze no Michishirube (Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Wind's Telltale Signs). The book will be a short story collection, but will primarily center on the Wind Hashira, Sanemi Shinazugawa. Shueisha will publish the book on July 3.
The manga series was highly-admired by many fans all over the world and in fact, the franchise as a whole now has more than 60 million copies in circulation as of May 13. With its overwhelming achievement, it is clashing head-to-head with Eiichiro Oda's best-selling manga of all time, One Piece.
The manga inspired a 26-episode television anime that premiered in April 2019. The anime will receive a sequel anime film that will open in Japan on October 16. The manga has also inspired three novels, a stage play, and upcoming mobile and PS4 games.
From us here at Aniradio+, Thank you Gotogue-sensei and KNY for a great ride. We do believe that this is not the end yet and we're looking forward for your return. 'Til next time Demon slayers!