Deriving from an inadequate initial circulation, the twenty-third and final compiled volume of the manga was written and illustrated by by Koyoharu Gotouge, Kimetsu no yaiba, sold its first issue in no time. This has resulted in it now being resold at exorbitant prices, as shown by a screenshot uploaded to a popular Japanese comment forum. The tallest copy tops 7,000 yen (about $ 67), and it's worth noting that it was only 460 yen (about $ 4) in bookstores, which is an increase of more than 1,400%.
A theory that the publisher Shueisha had purposely printed a smaller amount of the initial run of the final volume of Kimetsu no Yaiba (3.95 million copies) to keep the manga from being written and illustrated Eiichiro Oda, One pieceThe record for the largest print run with a volume is 4.05 million copies. The forum closed with "This is the result of reducing the number of copies to less than one piece".
For his part, Koyoharu Gotouge began to publish 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 reached 120 million copies in circulation.
The manga inspired a 26-part anime adaptation by the studios. Ufotable, Headed by Haruo Sotozaki and scripts written by the studios themselves and released in April 2019. Later a film called Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha henwas released in Japanese theaters on October 16.
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 makes 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.
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