The Japanese website Oricon reported that the manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge, Kimetsu no Yaiba, has accumulated 71,618,000 copies sold, exceeding Shingeki no Kyojin and crowning itself as the second best-selling series in the history of page listings, established in 2008.
Additionally, the manga's twenty-first compilation volume sold over 1.19 million copies in its first week, and the special edition of the same volume added another 850,000 copies. Finally, the third light novel titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kaze no Michishirune added 231 thousand copies sold in its first week.
For his part, Gotouge began publishing the manga in the magazine. Weekly Shonen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in February 2016 and completed it in May 2020. The publisher published the twentieth compilation volume on May 13. The play inspired a 26-episode anime adaptation released in April 2019, and produced by the studios. Ufotable.
Additionally, the film is confirmed Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen, which will adapt the "Arc of the Infinite Train" and which will be released on October 16.
Synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba
In the Taisho era in Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kind and intelligent boy who lives with his family in the mountains. Tanjiro has become the head of his family after his father's death, making constant trips to the village at the foot of the mountain to sell firewood and charcoal.
However, his life changes when one day, when he returns home after spending a night away, he discovers that his family has been killed by a demon. Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the only survivors now, but she has been turned into a demon, although surprisingly she still shows emotions and seems to have a sense of reason.
After an encounter with Giyuu Tomioka, a demon hunter; Tanjiro decides to become a demon hunter to hunt down his family's killer and find a way to return Nezuko to normal.
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