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Kimetsu no Yaiba  
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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.

Ever since the death of his father, Tanjirou Kamado has taken it upon himself to support his mother and five siblings. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjirou finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. Adding to this sorrow, a demon hunter named Tomioka Giyuu arrived and was about to finish Nezuko off, but to his surprise she and Tanjiro started to protect each other. Seeing this oddity and Tanjiro's promising fighting skills, Giyuu decides to send them to his old mentor to be trained.

So begins Tanjiro's life as a demon hunter, bound on a quest to cure his sister and find the one who murdered his entire family.


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Associated Names
Blade of Demon Destruction
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Les Rodeurs de la nuit (French)
ดาบพิฆาตอสูร (Thai)
귀멸의 칼날

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Latest Release(s)
c.145 by Viz 7 days ago
c.145 by MANGA Plus 7 days ago
c.145 by /a/nonymous 7 days ago
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (136 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 16th 2019, 2:35pm PST



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Viz (4 Vols - Ongoing)

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Monthly Pos #130 increased(+35)
3 Month Pos #157 increased(+1)
6 Month Pos #150 increased(+14)
Year Pos #151 decreased(-2)

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beautiful, even when every chapter includes at least 1 (one) severed limb or head   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hiraishin
June 14th, 2018, 6:28am
well, i say that like it is a bad thing, but it isn't - it's violent and at times grotesque, yes, but i find that kind of goes with the premise of demon hunting. also, their powers are all so unique and interesting that i forgive them for the spiders. kind of.

speaking of, are you prepared to care for the demon hunters? and the demons? the background characters are all very easy to like as well (looking at you, little foxes...!)

this series really has it all: great art style and pacing, characters with super interesting powers and varied personalities, fleshed out and heartwarming (or, alternatively, heartbreaking) backstories, plot twists, kickass moments and tearjerker moments... family, mentorship and friendship bonds, character growth, and the best kind of protag you could ask for.

well worth the read!

... Last updated on June 14th, 2018, 6:32am
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heart warming   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Miss Valentine
May 3rd, 2018, 7:05am
i especially like the heart warming situation, I mean, the characters are unique but still realistically domestic, so they're understandable in a way. and the relationship between the sibling, very heart warming, unlike most manga out there. and as a family oriented person, the small little absent minded gestures warm my heart..
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Deserves higher score and popularity   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Padawan
March 27th, 2018, 8:00am
This manga surprised me. I'm sick of the shonen genre, but this one is pretty nice. I love how the battles does not take too damn long (although the latest arc's battle did seem too damn long but hopefully its a unique case). But I especially love the characters, especially the 3 lead swordboys and the cute demon sister. Man are they nuts lol.
But at the core of it all, this series has a very, very good heart. Even the demons get their backstories - which does not justify their evil actions by any means, but goes to show how some evil are the victim/result of other evils. This humanizes them, gives them more depth than simply being bad-guy-that-must-be-killed.
I especially admire the MC's dedication towards his family especially to his last surviving sister (ITS SO TOUCHING T_T)
Oh and the MC is damn skilled with the sword. This is no Naruto.
He's also VERY sensible. I love it.

... Last updated on March 27th, 2018, 8:24am
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Better than most Shounen!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Jiambi
February 6th, 2018, 11:19pm
Beautiful manga: Nice story and setting with an excelent pacing. I really love the deep drama, i think this manga takes the Gamaran concept to a new lvl, the characters are relatable and the whole cast looks kind of "deranged" an air of Hellsing in their eyes and motivations! fluid battles with lots of blood and cool techniques!
its not a 10/10 because in the lastest chapters the story is becoming a little lighter for my taste, im not a spoiler kind of guy soo.. read it and you'll see!
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MC is a good person   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by CCheshire
January 1st, 2018, 7:59am
The basic premise of the story is set in a tragedy as the MC loses his entire family due to being in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, through sheer optimism he continues living and is looking for a way to cure his sister. I confess, it's not a completely original beginning but a lot of the manga's charms is from the absurdist humor sections and how we never forget about each character's humanity vs hundreds of faceless monsters.

Although there's still the silly shonen tropes like power levels and arcane sword techniques the manga never devolves into a pure battle manga since they have segments that showcase how each character is growing from their exp and life. I have a lot of hope for this manga to continue for future chapters.

... Last updated on January 1st, 2018, 8:00am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kari+
September 16th, 2017, 8:24am
Im enjoying this manga so far. It has that flavor like rurouni kenshin and a bit of Inuyasha because of the demon parts. Art is nice and character design i like a lot. I hope the story stays strong. Im sure some of the story could be flesh out better but i am enjoying it a lot. Enjoying all the differe character personalities.

... Last updated on September 16th, 2017, 8:25am
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Kimetsu no Yaiba is SWELL. Love reading the zany, horror/sorrow-tinged adventures of 3 idiot swordsmen weekly   
Rating: N/A
by Swifft
March 24th, 2017, 8:55pm
I really like this series! I'm happy it's doing well, because it deserves that. It's a fine adventure manga with an amusing trio of protagonists. I like pretty much the entire cast. Wrote a long review detailing just about everything I like about it. This manga is a treat.

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Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by Suxinn
September 26th, 2016, 2:42pm
As of chapter 31, it doesn't really set itself apart from other shounen action series in terms of premise or execution. It's not one that I would recommend to those who are apathetic towards this genre, but if you're at least somewhat interested, you can do a lot worse than Kimetsu no Yaiba.

The best thing about this series is probably the characters. They're a little trope-y at this point, without much significant depth, but they're a fun group to watch, and they have a unique dynamic that's unlike other shounens of its ilk. The relationship between Tanjiro and his sister is definitely the highlight. And I like how differently Tanjiro's growth (both physical and mental) has proceeded. He's powerful, but not too powerful that the fights become boring to watch. And there's some attempt to make fights more strategic than usual weekly shounen action series standards, so thankfully no shounen power-ups as of yet.

Rather than a revenge story, Kimetsu no Yaiba is a story first and foremost about saving people. Even with his entire family murdered by demons, Tanjiro still continues to believe in possible friendships between humans and demons. It's definitely refreshing to read about a protagonist who, although not a pacifist, hasn't lost that core goodness he began with. While the whole series is a bit amateur-ish in terms of plot/characters at this point, the heart of it is good, and it definitely has potential to develop further, which is more than I can say about a lot of other WSJ series currently running.
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Promising Jump series   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by achyif
July 14th, 2016, 12:33pm
Interesting premise (even if it doesn't rock the boat that much), interesting art, interesting character designs, and decently written so far.
I hold high hopes for this series.
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