Demon Slayer Success
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has been a huge hit for shonen manga and anime fans and the last year the series had its biggest year with reaching a great success on sales where it managed to compete to worldwide famous series like One Piece and many more.

As of late Weekly Shonen Jump’s editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano addressed amusement magazine Nikkei Entertainment about the present patterns in manga. One of the principle subjects of conversation was Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba‘s unexpected and fleeting accomplishment in the last half of 2019.

Hiroyuki Nakano said:

“Normally, a manga gradually sells more copies throughout the anime’s run, but Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s sales shot up straight after the anime ended, The way people interact with anime has changed, and I feel like we’ve entered a new phase.

“There are more manga publications and digital outlets these days, so there are more channels to find manga to your taste, No matter how great a manga it is, it won’t become a hit just because it ran in Jump. Even Demon Slayer’s success hinged on word of mouth generated after the anime’s run, he argued.

Throughout the history of the magazine, Jump has relied on reader surveys in order to gauge the success of its titles. Nakano said that this system of “valuing new blood” is what has allowed Jump to produce “cutting edge” manga for the times. He also said that the global success of One Piece as a positive factor in producing new hits for the magazine, because it gives newcomers a distinct goal to strive for.

This year, Nakano says that Jump still doesn’t have enough hits. Although he highlights Chainsaw Man and act-age as titles that he has high expectations for, he describes Jump’s editorial department as “desperate to create the next hit.” He than finished by saying that the magazine launched three new titles in January, but “it wouldn’t be Jump if none of them became a huge hit.”


As of the February 4 presentation of the nineteenth manga volume, the establishment in general has 40 million duplicates available for use. Recently, the manga turned into the first in history to possess all main 10 places of Oricon’s week by week manga diagram in print.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga arrangement composed and delineated by Koyoharu Gotōge. The story follows Tanjirō Kamado, a little youngster who turns into a demon slayer after his family is butchered and his more youthful sister Nezuko is transformed into a demon. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 2016, with its parts gathered in 19 tankōbon volumes as of February 2020. The arrangement is distributed in English by Viz Media and simulpublished by Shueisha in English and Spanish on their Manga Plus stage.

An anime TV arrangement adjusted by Ufotable publicized in Japan from April 6 to September 28, 2019. The English adjustment started airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami line-up in October 2019. Toward the finish of the arrangement finale, a continuation film was reported and is planned to debut in 2020.