The editorial Shueisha issued a statement warning consumers that unauthorized copies of the manga volumes have appeared. Koyoharu Gotouge, Kimetsu no yaibavia online stores in Japan. The twenty-three volumes of the manga were found online through various services such as Amazon Japan Y. Mercari. The editorial staff of Shonen jump issued the statement to warn fans of the existence of these items.

Western readers need not worry about this issue as the warning is specifically aimed at Japan. In addition, the official Twitter account provided images that highlight the differences between official publications and unauthorized copies. This includes a difference in the thickness of the volume and the lack of margins around the price tag on the back of the books.

For his part, Koyoharu Gotouge began publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly shonen jump from the publisher Shueisha in February 2016 and finalized in May 2020. The publisher published the twenty-second compilation volume on October 2 and the twenty-third and final volume on December 4. The work recently circulated more than 150 million copies.

Synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba

In the Taisho era in Japan, Tanjirou Kamado is a kind and intelligent boy who lives in the mountains with his family. Tanjirou became the head of his family after the death of his father and made 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 a night out, he discovers that his family has been killed by a demon. Tanjirou and her sister Nezuko are the only survivors now, but she has been turned into a demon, although surprisingly she still shows emotion and appears to have a sense of reason. After meeting Giyuu Tomioka, a demon hunter; Tanjirou He decides to become a demon hunter in order to hunt down his family's killer and find a way to get Nezuko back to normal.

Source: Official Twitter account

© 吾 峠 呼 世 著 (著) / SHUEISHA 集 英 社


About the Author

Sweety Otaku

One of the best parts of watching anime is how many times a show can surprise you. Sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. But if the Otaku know one thing, it's that anything is possible.

View All Articles