Selling counterfeit products is one of the biggest problems successful anime and manga companies face. second only to piracy. Eight people were recently arrested in Japan for selling counterfeit materials Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaibaand causes damage of over 60,000 yen.
The Mainichi Shimbun reported that Kyoto, Hyogo and Akita police were present a joint operation that resulted in the arrest of several suspectsand the arrest of eight residents in six different prefectures guilty of copyright infringement and trafficking in counterfeit products.
The aforementioned 60,000 yen damage was caused by five of the eight people in question, which it appears to have been They would sell four to twelve Demon Slayer action figures each. Of course, the counterfeit goods were manufactured in such a way that they come as close as possible to the official goods of Shueisha and Aniplex.
Demon Slayer recently broke the wall of 100 million copies in circulation and is set to debut in Japanese cinemas very soon with the highly anticipated film Demon Slayer: Infinity Train. Despite the problems related to pirate broadcasts and the spread of counterfeit products, the series is sure to make writer Koyoharu Gotouge and the upper floors of Shueisha very happy.