Kimetsu No Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Japanese: 鬼滅の刃, Hepburn: Kimetsu no Yaiba, lit. "Blade of Demon Destruction") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge. The story follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who becomes a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collected in 20 tankōbon volumes as of May 2020. The series is published in English by Viz Media and simulpublished by Shueisha in English and Spanish on their Manga Plus platform.
An anime television series adaptation by Ufotable aired in Japan from April 6 to September 28, 2019. Following the airing of the final episode, a sequel film was announced and is scheduled to premiere on October 16, 2020.
As of May 2020, the franchise has sold over 60 million copies, including digital versions, making it one of the best-selling manga series. Meanwhile, the anime series has received critical acclaim, with critics praising the animation and fight sequences. It has been considered one of the best anime of the 2010s, and has received numerous awards.