“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” Gotoge Koyoharu Exhibition opened on October 26 at Mori Arts Center Gallery, Roppongi. In this report, we’ll provide a quick peek into the exhibit’s contents.
The series is originally a dark fantasy manga serialized from 2016 to 2020 on “Weekly Shonen Jump”.
More than 450 original illustrations drawn by Gotoge are being displayed in this art exhibit, fully exploring the glamour of the series, providing a delightful experience for the fans.
Visitors are greeted from the get-go by statues of Tanjiro & Nezuko soon after entering the gallery. All the covers of the 23 volumes of the manga are arranged next to them. Photographs are permitted in this area, so don’t forget to bring your camera and capture your visit from as many angles as possible.
Next up is the “First Section”, in which the panels show memorable scenes of the Kamado siblings along with a retrospective of past episodes. This section also features their comrades Agatsuma Zenitsu, Hashibira Inosuke, Tsuyuri Kanao, and Shinazugawa Genya.
The “Second Section” is the zone of the “Demons”, the creatures that the organization to which Tanjiro belongs, “Demon Slayer Corps”, stand up against. In there, Akaza, who battled with Rengoku Kyoujuro during the “Mugen Train Arc”, is highlighted together with other Demons that didn’t appear in the anime adaptation. At the center of the room, the Demon King, Kibutsuji Muzan, can be spotted below a sinister column.
The “Special Section” is a room modeled after the lair of the Demons, the “Infinity Castle”, decorated with dialogues from the fight of Ubuyashiki Kagaya vs Muzan.
Starting with Uzui Tengen, who has a big role in the “Entertainment District Arc”, the “Third Section” focuses on all of the 9 Hashira, putting on show their proud sword skills mastered through relentless training.
And lastly, in the “Fourth Section”, hanging from the ceiling are lanterns that dimly shine honoring the precious lives lost during the countless confrontations against Demons. In here you’ll definitely want to reflect back on the aftermath of the grueling Demon Slayer Corp’s final battle, examining each character’s painful past, sense of purpose, and hope for the future.
In a collaborative effort with the exhibit, the cafe “The Sun & The Moon” located beside the Tokyo Venue opened the “Demon Slayer Exhibition Demon Slayer Corps Rest Area”, presenting a special menu containing 9 original dishes.
Located on Satellite Spot Roppongi Hills West Walk 1F, “Tusk” is also serving three collaboration drinks, available for take-out.
Upon ordering any menu item, in both shops, customers will receive a gift coaster.
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” Gotoge Koyoharu Exhibition is open at the Mori Arts Center Gallery until December 12. More details about tickets can be found on the official website.
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” Gotoge Koyoharu
Period: October 26 (Tue) ~ December 12 (Sun) *open all days throughout this period
Hours: 10:00~20:00 (reception ends 19:30)
Location: Mori Arts Center Gallery (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52F)
=Reservations are required for entrance.
=Tickets are available at Lawson convenience stores. Tickets cannot be purchased at the exhibition venue.
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