Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba officially comes to an end during the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump that has just come out this week. The best-selling manga series ends with 20 volumes under its belt, which launched into the equally popular anime series that was released in 2019. With the end of the main story, the world of Demon Slayer continues with a spin-off manga titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Rengoku Gaiden focusing on the flame-wielding demon slayer Kyojuro Rengoku.
The franchise has sold more than 60 million copies since it’s inception in 2016. It managed to outsell the popular series One Piece in the last year. The manga reached the climax of the story during the 23rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump just last week. Creator Koyoharu Gotouge teased the end of his beloved manga series during last week’s issue, confirming its end during the latest edition of the magazine. With the manga already done, the creator has no other projects lined up at the moment. It should give her plenty of rest for the time being.
The manga follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who trains to become a demon slayer after his family gets slaughtered by demons and leaving his younger sister Nezuko turning into one. The anime series started airing in Japan in April 2019 for 26 episodes. This year, a film based on the “Infinite Train” arc is already set to release in October of this year. The anime has proved to be a big hit with fans worldwide as it garnered praise and became everyone’s number one new show to watch in 2019.
Even though Demon Slayer has concluded its story, at least we know the story will continue with Rengoku’s character in the upcoming spin-off. There is no date on when it’ll be released, but we can expect fans to start picking up the first issue as they return to feudal Japan for some more demon-slaying. This will be the third spin-off that the series has made in a while. The first one was a two-chapter story involving character Giyu Tomioka while the other one was a chibi version of the manga published as a 4-Koma book.
The franchise continues to expand with three light novels and a mobile game, so fans can continue to show their support for Demon Slayer long after the series concludes.