Kimetsu no Yaiba Gaiden
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Stories of Water and Flame
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Kimetsu no Yaiba Gaiden

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Tomioka Giyuu Gaiden, Kimetsu no Yaiba: Rengoku Kyoujurou Gaiden, Kimetsu no Aima!
Japanese: 鬼滅の刃 外伝
English: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Stories of Water and Flame
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 1, 2019 to Oct 17, 2020
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Hirano, Ryouji (Story & Art)

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Score: 7.701 (scored by 1117311,173 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16252
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #785
Members: 20,250
Favorites: 212
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Synopsis

1-2. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Tomioka Giyuu Gaiden
3-4. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Rengoku Kyoujurou Gaiden
5. Kimetsu no Aima!

Background

Kimetsu no Yaiba Gaiden was published in English as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Stories of Water and Flame by Viz Media on January 4, 2022.

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May 18, 2020
Mod Edit: This review was originally posted for Kimetsu no Yaiba: Tomioka Giyuu Gaiden (119974) and has subsequently been merged into Kimetsu no Yaiba Gaiden (131706).


With just two chapters Hirano Ryouji manages to outdo the whole main manga, giving us exactly what it was missing - worldbuilding and characterization.

Overcoming the difficulty of telling a story with limited lenght, Tomioka Giyuu Gaiden is a compact yet memorable tale. It lends us a window into the life or regular folks that inhabit the world of Kimetsu no Yaiba, which is something the main manga failed to do. The story also has more impact on the reader, as ...
Oct 18, 2021
TL/DR: The art slaps, panel progression slaps, the characters look way better in this style, we get to see some more character development that we never got to see in the original. All in all it's done more with 4 chapters than the original did in 200+. Ufotable should have adapted this instead of that 1 episode Rengoku prologue before doing an entire recap season.

I have a lot of things to say about this, so let's get some things out of the way first.

I was never a huge fan of the original Demon Slayer manga. I've always found that my tastes are pretty generic ...
Jul 5, 2022
Story - 8
Art - 8
Character - 8
Enjoyment - 7
Overall - 8

Plot - two different stories, focusing on how Rengoku became the flame hashira and one of Giyu being Giyu. It was nice to see more of them, and the other hashira, but I can't say I was particularly blown away by the story. I think I honestly enjoyed the dumb omake at the end of the volume tbh. It's not that the stories were bad - far from it. But I think they were too short to really give the emotional impact necessary.

Reread - if i reread the whole series, yeah, but I wouldn't ...

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