Demon Slayer is a shonen series, but shojo manga magazine Margaret is showing it some love. Ahead of the Demon Slayer movie release, Margaret asked six shojo artists to do their own rendition of Demon Slayer characters and interviewed two of the anime actors.
Ayumi Komura of Mixed Vegetables fame is probably the best-known in America of the shojo artists tapped for this project. Also on board are Mika Satonaka (Cutie Waltz), Mizuki Hoshino (Mi ni Amaru Kareshi) Mikko Komori (I Love You Baby), Chihiro Hiro (Futari de Koi wo Suru Riyū), and Mutsumi Yoshida (Kanojo ga Kawaisugite Ubaenai).
Tanjiro Kamado VA Natsuki Hanae and Kyojuro Rengoku VA Satoshi Hino also spoke about what character type they’d want to be in a shojo manga. Hanae went for the guy who initially looks like a jerk but isn’t, and Hino is all about being a balding guy who is schoolmates with the heroine.
What do you think of Demon Slayer as a shojo manga?
Source: Anime News Network
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.