Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba manga will have more than 80 million copies, including digital and printed copies, that will be in circulation on July 3rd, 2020. This now makes the franchise one of the Top Ten series of Shonen Jump magazine based on the number copies in circulation, along with the likes of One Piece, Dragonball and Naruto.
The manga had 12 million copies in circulation when the anime adaptation of Demon Slayer premiered in April 2019. By the time the 20th volume of the manga came out in May 2020, the number of copies in circulation had risen to 60 million.
The 21st volume of Demon Slayer manga will have 3 million copies in circulation as part of its first print. The 18th volume of the manga had a record first print of 1 million copies then. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was also Shueisha’s second highest selling manga of 2019, second only to Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece.
A sequel movie for the anime Demon Slayer will premiere in Japan this October. The manga came to an end on May 18, 2020, but the franchise will continue with a spinoff series based on the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku. Ryoji Hinaro will be working on the spinoff manga. In addition to this, a stage play and upcoming smartphone and playstation games were inspired by the series.
The 21st volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba will ship on July 3rd!