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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga Gets 2nd Novel

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Aya Yajima's new novel ships on October 4

The official website for Shueisha's Jump j Books imprint revealed on Friday that Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga is inspiring a second novel on October 4. Aya Yajima is returning to write the second novel, titled Kimetsu no Yaiba Katahane no Chō (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba One-Winged Butterfly). The novel will be 224 pages long with a four-page frontispiece.

Yajima's first novel for the franchise, Kimetsu no Yaiba Shiawase no Hana (Flower of Happiness), shipped in Japan on February 4.

The manga's anime adaptation premiered on April 6, and Aniplex of America has licensed the series. The show is streaming on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow. An English dub will air on Adult Swim's Toonami block. The anime will have 26 episodes.

Aniplex of America describes the story:

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.

Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

The original manga debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally and in print in English, and Shueisha's MANGA Plus site is also publishing the manga in English digitally.

The manga inspired the two-chapter side-story manga "Kimetsu no -yaiba-: Tomioka Giyū Gaiden" by Ryōji Hirano (Bozebeats manga) in April. Hirano also launched the four-panel spinoff manga Kimetsu no Aima! on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ app and website in April.

Sources: Jump j Books' website and Twitter account

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