Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 8, 2020 at 6:47 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official website of Koyoharu Gotouge's "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" series announces on Friday that the “Demon Slayer Festival – Anime 2nd Anniversary Festival” ticket sales and distribution has been postponed due to the state of emergency declared in Japan in response to the increasing number of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection across the country. The event scheduled to be held on February 13-14, 2021 in Makuhari Messe convention center in Japan is organized to commemorate the second anniversary of the TV anime adaptation of the series.
The organizer states that more information will be disseminated once it has been decided.
The Kimetsu no Yaiba 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.
Aniplex of America describes the television anime's story:
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.
Source: Kimetsu no Yaiba Official Website