Koyoharu Gotoge’ s “Kimetsu no Yaiba” (Demon Slayer) will be adapted into an anime, as announced on today’s Shounen Jump (4th June 2018). The anime adaptation will be by popular animation studio ufotable, responsible for recent hits such as the feature film “Fate/stay night[Heaven’s Feel]” and the TV anime “Katsugeki Touken Ranbu”.

© Koyoharu Gotoge / Shueisha / Aniplex / ufotable

Kimetsu no Yaiba tells the story of Tanjiro, a kind and caring young boy who sells coal for a living in Taisho-era Japan. One day, his family has been ruthlessly slaughtered by a demon, and his sister — the only survivor of the massacre, has been turned into a demon herself. The two orphan siblings set off to destroy the demon who killed their family, and find a cure for the demon transformation.

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