Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjirou, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality...
Ever since the death of his father, Tanjirou has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjirou finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought...
Thus begins Tanjirou's quest to fight demons and turn his sister human again.
As a part of the JUMP START initiative, the first three chapters of Kimetsu no Yaiba were published in English in VIZ Media's digital Weekly Shonen Jump on the same day as the Japanese release. The publisher has licensed the series for physical release as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba under its Shonen Jump imprint.
Kimetsu no yaiba is the kind of manga that starts off slow, you feel like the author doesn't know what to do, but picks up later on when the mangaka introduces other characters, the characters are ALL lovable seriously! and Tanjiro's personality is not really your typical shonen stuff he's kindhearted and super sweet not hotblooded and impulsive, another good thing is the female characters they're all likeable and useful for a change i really like Nezuko and their brother-sister bond, as for the art many have commented that the characters sometimes look derpy but that's not bad either because it suits the funny moments.
Conclusion: give it a chance !
P/S : Again, i'm not native speaker. Sorry with my sucks grammar.
Why the hell am i here? Wow, seriously never crossed my mind will make this review.
I said, "you can't judge too soon" believe me even if it's not 100% for you.
ATTENTION : I'm going to be a lot of bubbles here and there, get ready. Maybe, maybe.. just maybe there's spoiler? But i don't think so?
A little small flashback of experience from me :
I'm, one of people who is 'almost' abandoned/dropped this series. If i remember correctly, the very first time i read this was early 2017. And, i immediately felt
that this series would be axed. I really feel that way, like each week the next chapter would be the last, not a satisfactory result isn't it? If the response by readers is not good, the series will be axed (you can watch Bakuman who has many reference to what the manga industry is like).
First, i really don't like the title. What the.. Blade of Demon Destruction? Nevermind, for me it's gives cheap impression like most shounen would be (how rude i am). Let alone for the title where this manga gives historical and fantasy vibes, so it's not the best title nor cool either.
At first glance to speak at the beginning, the tragedy has already begun. The life of a poor child leads him to a horrible new life in front of his eyes. What can i say? The author has pressing the trigger out of the blue. It's not bad but not left any special impression for me at first. But it's good enough to introduce the conflict without the need for a total twist. As for the action in this series, it’s interesting and pretty unique. But, but..all the demon hunters also use attacks and fighting styles based on breathing methods, which is pretty odd. This does take time to establish, but it doesn't take too long so don't worry. With 9-10 chapters needed, the series properly starts.
You get some of the vibe of this series from many chapters but indeed it takes about 50 to fully come into its own. But in fact i really enjoyed it, the complete package: the horror aspect with how disturbing some demon, screwed up some of the deaths are but also sorrowful and relaxing at the same time.That’s basically Kimetsu no Yaiba in a nutshell.
For character, i like Tanjirou's personality. He's the big ol' goof, stubborn as hell, mature, fiercely protective, pleasant and all-around swell-guy with his amusing manner. Next, you will meet Tomioka who will become the character-you'll-be-hate-from-very-first-impression-but-you-will-like-him-sooner, every manga needs a character like this, they always be there. Nezuko too, i thought she will be used as a sudden character that will give a dangerous situation, but no, with her ability, she can shrink or grow a bit when things get rough, which is awesome.
Wow.. it's so tired to talk about them one by one, this is the last..you will be like this guy, i bet. The wilder, the biggest fool and the most character development through the series, Inosuke (SFX : Yahooo, arrival of baka ouji from Gintama). There’s also a hilarious secret under his boar mask!
The point is, all the characters are interesting enough; there are strong, weak, all of them have their respective roles. For a while the characters are just the two of them (Tanjirou and Nezuko), but when it really starts they will meet a lot of the characters (Inosuke, Zenitsu) which... i call it a cliche, they will be adventuring together like a stupid dumb heroes. Once these three have assembled, and they’ve gone through one arc working together, the series is really in full swing. There’s a lot of comedy to it, and they interact with one another excellently.
The art style is a little bit sketchy, i assume the author using a kind of thin pen that certainly not like most manga shounen we've seen.. you can see many who use a thick line here and there. But thankfully it is not too wacky (i sometimes zoom it close enough because it's thin?), if you want me to compare with Sidooh which has really heavy style, this is really still comfortable and not too intense. That's so Jump be like or mostly that's how shounen nowadays?
I will not be shouting "perfect" from various aspects for this. But this is REALLY solid. This one of manga that takes time to establish by itself like World Trigger, the opposite with Black Clover, which already all-out in the very beginning. Indeed, the hardest thing to start with is to give a "vibration" to indicate that : this story is exciting.
I'm a female reader and maybe sometimes weird read this kind of manga like this, but what i like from shounen manga is the spirit and their touch of episodic feeling, and..Kametsu no Yaiba has it. Regardless of genre, without exaggeration, it's worth to read and entertaining enough.
Without realizing it, i really bubbles here and there. Instead, becomes one of my top 5 from WSJ with Yakusoku no Neverland, Robot x Laserbeam, Black Clover, Dr. Stone. Give it a try, it's getting really good in the future releases.
Story : 9/10
Art : 8/10 *based on my personal interest, don't judge too much from me, suits yourself :)
Character : 10/10
Enjoyment : 10/10
Overall : 9/10
I do not like to make reviews without having seen the complete product and I will do the review when the manga ends and I will give my final opinions but for now I will only dedicate to a recommendation of the current state of the work ...
I will be honest, you will not find here silly and childish ideals of dreamers in the style of bnha or some other naruto 2.0, the story is solid but very solid, it starts strong with a premise with much emphasis on family issues with Tanjiro doing the impossible by save the soul of her sister turned
into Oni to make her human again, up to this point all right, the execution is decent (from this point Tanjiro is dedicated to strengthen and learn to fight to be a hunter of Oni's), in less than 100 caps his story has worked better and has had better story arcs than the rest in the jump, better in thematic and the central story is still on track .. There is only one detail that bothers me and it is an asspull that was taken out in the arc of the Spider family (The best of Yaiba so far) but soon they justify it I want to believe
The strong point of the work in general, the cast is simple but like the story is solid .. Starting with Tanjiro the protagonist is a calm, calm, intelligent young man (He knows how to use his skills and tries to get out of difficulties thinking about good strategies not with power ups) and with a strong belief in the family, is not as hateful as other protagonists of the same demographic and in passing unlike other main character he is not an idealistic fool who seeks to forgive everyone and who go to the side of the good guys, instead he knows that the Onis have no remedy anymore (unlike his sister) so for the same reason he kills them but in case the demon regrets what he did then Tanjiro will stay with him until the end to have a quiet death (Good protagonist); We continue with the protagonist Nezuko, I can not say much about it, since his personality was quite abolished by becoming Oni yet you can notice how tender his personality really is but when he has to fight he does it and a lot of the best of the work is the interaction he has with his brother.
Continuing with the characters, the appellants are fine, Inosuke is great to be the muscles of the main team of the series and Zenitsu is scandoloso in the good sense that gives quite a laugh; Now I want to touch a particular point and it's the villains (Los Oni's) have a lot of potential to draw story arcs with different themes for their pasts and why they ended that way from families, loss, envy, tragic love in etc .. But in if they are evil entities that like to kill people for the type of creature they are
In comparison to the HxH manga art here, if there is solidity and the character designs are totally different from each other, especially in the Oni's with the creativity that some of them have in their designs BUT the drawing in general is decent, it shows even that the author is very green in this type of works since it is her first complete serialization sometimes it is something crude and falls into the simple in the backgrounds but in general the style of the author is very interesting to draw attention and invite someone to read the work; Another question I want to touch is that the author puts a lot of work into the details in the fights, that makes them look very artistic and easy to understand where everything goes, by far is one of the strengths of the work
I really like the play, I expect good things from her, compared to other fucking shonens she has her feet on the ground and she knows her current situation to go to. The best thing about fights in the jump from afar.
I would like give it 7 but I have my standards in question of this type of stories,if the story develops in a good way I upload the qualification
No me gusta hacer reseñas sin haber visto el producto completo y volvere hacer la reseña cuando acabe el manga y dare mis opiniones finales pero por ahora solo dedicare a una recomendacion del estado actual de la obra...
Sere honesto, no encontraran aquí ideales tontos e infantiles de soñadores al estilo de bnha o algun otro naruto 2.0, la historia es solida pero muy solida, arranca fuerte con una premisa con mucho enfansis en los temas de la familia con Tanjiro haciendo lo imposible por salvar el alma de su hermana convertida en Oni para volverla humana denuevo, hasta este punto todo bien, la ejecucion es decente (desde este punto Tanjiro se dedica a fortalecerse y aprender a pelear para volerse un cazador de Oni's), en menos de 100 caps ha trabajado mejor su historia y ha tenido mejores arcos argumentales que lo demas en la jump, mejores en tematica y la historia central sigue en buen camino.. Solo hay un detalle que me molesta y es un asspull que se sacaron en el arco de las familia Araña (Lo mejor de Yaiba hasta ahora) pero pronto lo justificaran quiero creer;
El punto fuerte de la obra en general, el cast es simple pero al igual que la historia es solido.. Empezando por Tanjiro el protagonista es un joven calmado, tranquilo, inteligente (Sabe utilizar sus habilidades y trata de salir de las dificultades pensando en buenas estrategias no con power ups) y con una fuerte creencia en la familia, no es odioso como otros protagonistas de la misma demografia shonen y de paso a diferencia de otros main character el no es un tonto idealista que busca perdonar a todos y que se pasen al lado de los buenos, en cambio el sabe que los Onis ya no tienen remedio ( A diferencia de su hermana) asi que por lo mismo los mata pero en el caso de que el demonio se arrepiente de lo que hizo entonces Tanjiro se quedara con el hasta el final para que tenga una muerte tranquila (Buen protagonista); Seguimos con la protagonista Nezuko, no puedo opinar mucho acerca de ella, ya que su personalidad fue bastante abolida por convertirse en Oni aun asi se puede notar lo tierna que es su personalidad en realidad pero cuando tiene que pelear lo hace y mucho de lo mejor de la obra es la interaccion que tiene con su hermano.
Siguiendo con los personajes, los recurrentes estan bien, Inosuke es genial al ser los musculos del equipo principal de la serie y Zenitsu es escandoloso en el buen sentido de que da bastante risa; Ahora quiero tocar un punto en especial y son los villanos (Los Oni's) tienen mucho potencial para sacar historias de arcos argumentales y con distintas tematicas para sus pasados y el porque acabaron de esa manera desde familias, la perdida, la envidia, el amor tragico en etc.. Pero en si son entes malvados que les gusta matar gente por el tipo de criatura que son
En comparacion del arte mierda del manga de HxH aqui si hay solidez y los diseños de personajes son totalmente diferentes del uno al otro en especial en los Oni's con la creatividad que tienen algunos en sus diseños PERO el dibujo en general es decente, se nota aun que la autora esta muy verde en este tipo de obras ya que es su primera serializacion completa aveces es algo tosco y cae en lo simple en los fondos pero en general el estilo de la autora es muy interesante para llamar la atencion e invitar a alguien a leer la obra; Otra cuestion que quiero tocar es que la autora le pone mucho trabajo en los detalles en las peleas, eso hace que estas se vean muy artisticas y faciles de entender a donde va todo, de lejos es uno de los puntos fuertes de la obra
Me gusta mucho la obra, espero buenas cosas de ella, en comparacion con otros shonens de mierda esta tiene los pies sobre la tierra y sabe su situacion actual para donde dirigirse.. Lo mejor en cuestion de peleas en la jump de lejos, me gustaria darle 7 pero tengo mis estandares en cuestion de este tipo de historias, si la historia se desarolla de buena manera le subiria a 7
Me gustaria darle 7 pero tengo mis estandares en cuestion de este tipo de obras, si la historia se desarolla de buena manera le subire la calificacion
The art is very nice, it has its own unique style that's easily recognisable. The backgrounds are nice. The author is very good at conveying the characters emotions . The panel layout is good but a little bland. The fight scenes are easy to follow and memorable for the most part. The character designs are good, even for the villain of the week type characters.The characters are fun, and the main villain seems to be interesting. My biggest issue with the story is when its in between big arcs because there's usually not much happening and it feels like filler. This manga is still ongoing
and i really hope it doesn't go downhill.