Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Manga reportedly ending soon, Spinoff series coming soon
It’s long been talked about that Demon Slayer is coming to an end soon and now its confirmed. The series by Koyoharu Gotouge is slated to end with the 24th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine this monday.
But worry not as there are some planned projects and spinoffs such as Ryoji Hirano’s spinoff manga title Kimetsu no Yaiba: Rengoku Gaiden. This manga will focus on Flame Hashira character Kyōjurō Rengoku. As of writing this though its not sure when the manga will come out.
Hirano is busy
It also appears that Hirano is busy with other materials. He recently wrote Kimetsu no Aima!, which was a four panel spinoff which appeared in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ app and website in 2019. He also did a two-chapter side-story manga called “Kimetsu no Yaiba: Tomioka Giyū Gaiden” that debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in April 2019.
Its also been revealed that Weekly Shonen Jump will also release a reprinted manuscript of the final chapter of Demon Slayer. This one would be a B5-size manuscript will include a reprinting of the 21 black-and-white and two color pages from the final chapter in a manuscript envelope. The set will cost 3,850 yen (about US$36).
This manga reached the story’s “climax” in the 23rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump on May 11. Gotouge launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2016.
The franchise as a whole now has more than 60 million copies in circulation as of Wednesday. That number includes digital copies and about 2.8 million copies of the 20th volume, which also shipped on Wednesday. The 21st, 22nd, and 23rd compiled volumes will all have special versions that will bundle merchandise.
Viz Media is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print, and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus online service is also publishing the manga digitally in English.
The manga inspired a 26-episode television anime that premiered in April 2019. Aniplex of America has licensed the series and is streaming the show on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow. Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block premiered the television anime last October. The anime will receive a sequel anime film that will open in Japan on October 16.
The manga has also inspired three novels, a stage play, and upcoming smartphone and PlayStation 4 games.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 24