The manga “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” has just recently hit 100 million copies sold, and in celebration, Kamado Tanjiro and other main characters were featured on 5 major Japanese newspapers throughout 4 full pages each on Dec. 4, 2020
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is a manga created by Gotoge Koyoharu that had been serialized at the “Weekly Shonen Jump” from 2016 to May 2020. The anime adaptation was released in 2019, and its sequel movie “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” is currently screening in Japan.
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” first appeared on evening newspapers on Dec. 3 to celebrate the conclusion of the manga, and now following that publication, new celebratory promo panels for hitting 100 million copies in sales were featured in 5 major morning papers, including “Yomiuri Shimbun” and “Asahi Shimbun”.
The manga conclusion evening paper featured Ubuyashiki Kagaya, the leader of the Demon Slayer Corps, and his famous quote, “Eternity is nothing but a thought inside people’s head. And people’s thoughts last for eternity. They are indestructible.”
The 5 morning papers feature Tanjiro and other 15 members of the Demon Slayer Corps, the inheritors of Ubuyashiki’s will.
The papers first page also include a thank you note from the author Gotoge Koyoharu expressing his gratitude to the fans who have been supporting the series.
A special website was also set up for online viewing of the promo panels.
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” 100 million copies celebratory promotional pages were publicized on Dec. 4 on the newspapers “Yomiuri Shimbun”, “Asahi Shimbun”, “Mainichi Shimbun”, “Sankei Shimbun”, and “Nihon Keizai Shimbun”.
The newspapers are available at convenience stores. “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”‘s 23rd and final volume, was also released in bookstores on Dec. 4 and is priced at 460JPY (tax excluded).
(c) Gotoge Koyoharu / Shueisha