The cat’s out of the bag – Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is getting an anime from Ufotable.
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The announcement was set for the June 4th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, but early releases of the issue have confirmed hopes of an anime adaptation. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba launched in February 2016 and has ranked well in Japanese reader polls, but is relatively underground by Weekly Shonen Jump standards.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is darker and gritter compared to new Weekly Shonen Jump titles. It’s darker themes and art style has won praise, which has drawn comparison’s to older shounen manga from the ’80s to ’90s.
The series follows Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko. After returning home from selling coal, Tanjiro finds his family has been slaughtered, and that his lone surviving sister has been turned into a demon. Demon hunter Tomioka arrives to kill Nezuko, he is surprised to see the two protecting. Nezuko still having human emotion is odd, which leads Tanjiro one a quest to restore Nezuko’s humanity.
Production details will be shared at a later time.