[Basic Knowledge] Kimetsu no Yaiba / Creating social phenomenon in Japan

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What is Kimetsu no Yaiba

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Kimetsu no Yaiba is very famous manga comics in Japan, written by Koyoharu Gotoge. People cal it as ‘Kimetsu’ in short. It was serialized in manga magazine, ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’ from 2016 to 2020. It consist of 205 stories, to defeat demon. Animated films were broadcasted on TV in 2019.

Basic information about Kimetsu no Yaiba

  • Famous Manga in Japan
  • Written by Koyoharu Gotoge
  • Serialized in ‘Shonen Jump’ in 2016-2020
  • Animated films were broadcasted on TV in 2019
  • Story of Damon Salyer

Movie of Kimetsu no Yaiba

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The movie of ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ was released in 16th. October in Japan. Although there’s severe restrictions against COVID-19, in movie theaters, ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ break a record of sales in initial week. In first 3 days, more than 3.4 millions people watched this movie. In first 17 days, number of total audience became 11 million, which is positive surprise in movie industry.

Movie of Kimetsu no Yaiba

  • Released in 16th. October
  • In first 3 days, 3.4 millions of audience
  • As of 1st. November, 11 millions of audience
  • Making records despite restrictions of COVID-19

Social phenomenon around Kimetsu no Yaiba

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With smash hit of the movie, ‘Kimetau no Yaiba’ is creating social phenomenon in Japan. Theme song of animation and movie rank as no. 1 & 2 in music chart, ‘Kimetsu’ monopolize top 20 of manga sales in Japan. Celebrities tweet and cosplay of ‘Kimetsu’. There are many collaborative products with ‘Kimetsu’ in Japan.

Social phenomenon around Kimetsu no Yaiba

  • Smash hit of theme song in Japan
  • Monopolize top 22 in manga sales rankings
  • Tweet and cosplay by celebrities in Japan
  • Collaborative products
    • Instant noodles
    • Canned coffee
    • Apparel products
    • Stationeries
    • Sushi chain stores


In the end, I would like to summarize the points of this article as follows


‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ movie was fantastic !

What is ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ in Japan

  • Famous Manga in Japan
  • Movie was released in October 2020
  • Many of tie-up products, Instant noodles, canned coffee, stationeries, etc


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‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ is very hot topic in Japan. Especially the movie is making super large sales in Japan. Actually, I saw the movie of ‘Kimetsu’ last Sunday with my son. There were many audience. It was really nice and I felt soul of Japanese in ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’.

In the end, thank you very much for your reading today and see you again !