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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:23 pm Reply with quote
"Facing unemployment thanks to Demon Slayer Corps downsizing, our heroes are forced to take minimum-wage jobs..."
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OjaruFan2



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:35 am Reply with quote
Is Demon Slayer popular with little kids? I'm asking this because I'm curious about what demographics these Demon Slayer Happy Meal stickers are targeted towards. I know it's considered to be a Shonen (males between the ages of 12 and 18) series in Japan, but does that demographic over there buy Happy Meals for themselves?
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Silver Kirin



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:39 pm Reply with quote
OjaruFan2 wrote:
Is Demon Slayer popular with little kids? I'm asking this because I'm curious about what demographics these Demon Slayer Happy Meal stickers are targeted towards. I know it's considered to be a Shonen (males between the ages of 12 and 18) series in Japan, but does that demographic over there buy Happy Meals for themselves?

I saw some Demon Slayer toys like a plastic sword and some school suplies which were obviously made for little kids. I know Japan has very different standards when it comes to violence in media compared to the U.S. and other countries, but the violence in KnY it's just a tad gorier compared to other Shonen Jump titles like Dragon Ball and Saint Seiya though not as much as Fist of the North Star. I mean, I grew up watching the uncensored version of DB and neither I nor my parents found it too violent/scary for me, so I guess kids in Japan watch the show and read the manga without problem, save for the ocasional kid who gets scared. And considering how marketeable characters like Nezuko are, it's no surprise that a Happy Meal tie-in exists, however just like the latest collaboration with the Pokemon TCG perhaps many adults buy the stickers for themselves or to resell them.
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CastMember1991



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:03 am Reply with quote
And we're stuck with PAW Patrol merch in the States. Is it just me, or is there no mercy phenoms when it comes to anime here in the US anymore. Sure, there's the occasional poster, but I've noticed there's no My Hero Academia or Demon Slayer merchandise sold in mainstream US retailers like Walmart and Target.
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