Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced that Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba), a manga series currently being serialized by the magazine, will be getting an anime adaptation. Furthermore, ufotable is providing the animation. The studio is known for other high-quality works such as Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] and Katsugeki Touken Ranbu.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga – Official Synopsis
Viz Media owns the rights for the North American region and it describes the manga as follows:
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 Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality…Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro 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 Tanjiro 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 Tanjiro’s request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga TV Anime #1 Promo Video
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga Covers
The first volume of the series in English will release on July 3
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 27, ANN
What we can expect
The manga has a very good rating so we can expect for this anime to be good. The plot is interesting and I believe it is going to be one of the best things about this anime. The art is decent and has a fresh take. The animation from the promo video gives off a CGG vibe but I hope I am wrong about it. If the animation would turn out to be as good as that seen in Katsugeki Touken Ranbu then certainly it would be awesome. Check out the PV for it and let me know how the animation quality is in the comments below.
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