Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
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Kimetsu no Yaiba

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Synonyms: Blade of Demon Destruction
Japanese: 鬼滅の刃
English: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
German: Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba
Spanish: Guardianes de la noche
French: Demon Slayer
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 207
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 15, 2016 to May 18, 2020
Genres: Action Action, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Demons Demons, Historical Historical
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Gotouge, Koyoharu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.281 (scored by 167159167,159 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2952
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #13
Members: 278,269
Favorites: 21,197

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Tanjirou Kamado lives with his impoverished family on a remote mountain. As the oldest sibling, he took upon the responsibility of ensuring his family's livelihood after the death of his father. On a cold winter day, he goes down to the local village in order to sell some charcoal. As dusk falls, he is forced to spend the night in the house of a curious man who cautions him of strange creatures that roam the night: malevolent demons who crave human flesh.

When he finally makes his way home, Tanjirou's worst nightmare comes true. His entire family has been brutally slaughtered with the sole exception of his sister Nezuko, who has turned into a flesh-eating demon. Engulfed in hatred and despair, Tanjirou desperately tries to stop Nezuko from attacking other people, setting out on a journey to avenge his family and find a way to turn his beloved sister back into a human.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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 won the Special Prize at the 25th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize awards in 2021.

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May 17, 2020
abystoma2 (All reviews)
As of the time of writing this review, I have yet to see the anime adaptation. Therefore, I’d like to offer you a point of view untainted by the ufotable hype. Note that this review might contain some spoilers, though nothing too specific.

“Why should it matter if you’ve seen the anime or not?” is what you might be asking, so I’d like to address that first. I suspect that the anime adaptation had a huge impact on the manga ratings. It’s understandable to an extent, sure, I bet ufotable did a good job with the animation of action scenes which are the core of this read more
May 17, 2020
Prill (All reviews)
Kimetsu no Yaiba is truly something but not in a positive way.

It never tried to do anything that was never done before as the author since the beginning had in plan what the series would have become. The truth is, for whatever reason, the easy stuff that should have gotten right was done the opposite and the author never learned from her mistakes to make the story more consistent later on instead she went out of her way to worse things up.

Kimetsu no Yaiba suffers from mainly 3 things:

1 - It's writing
2 - Its comedy
3 - Its villains

1 - I hate it to say this read more
May 17, 2020
Marinate1016 (All reviews)
Kimetsu no Yaiba is a series that is loved and hated in equal measure. The only manga to outpace One Piece, and not by a small margin. The manga received a tremendous boost from its anime adaptation by Ufotable, but even before that, its quality led it to become very popular.

I'll be honest, is it the most original work? No. Is it the best thing since sliced bread like those long queues in Japanese bookstores and the constant tweets on AniTwitter lead you to believe? No. What it is, is a really really good story, though. It does the little things right and does a read more
May 17, 2020
tenshibeat (All reviews)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is one major ride of a series. I was first introduced to this series after watching Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyoudai no Kizuna, and right after walking out the theatre, I had to continue the story, and began immediately reading this. And wow, this story really took me on a ride, especially since I'm not a big fan of historical settings.

From the start, we're greeted by a young Kamado Tanjirou. His introduction into the series was mesmorising. In one chapter, we see a kid wanting to help his family to dealing with loss. This growth does continue throughout the series though.

As read more


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