Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the popular Shonen Jump manga from Koyoharu Gotoge, will soon be taking anime form.
That’s the word from this week’s edition of said manga magazine, where Demon Slayer has been running since 2016.
The anime series will be animated over at Ufotable (God Eater, Fate/Zero). The start date has not been announced.
Demon Slayer is the tale of a, well, demon slayer by the name of Tanjiro. Viz Media, who briefly released the manga in digital form in 2016, will release the first volume old good ol’ paper this July. Here’s how they describe it:
Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality…
Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they’ve found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjiro finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought… Thus begins Tanjiro’s request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.