The debut of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc anime (a.k.a. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-Hen in Japanese) is still a couple months off. But if you need something new for Demon Slayer as you count down the days until April, there is a new offering! The Junior High and High School!! Kimetsu Academy Story — a silly spinoff of anime shorts about Demon Slayer — has come to Crunchyroll.
Each episode is about a minute long. There are seven episodes to watch, available both dubbed and subbed. There are three episodes themed around “Kimetsu Academy Story” and four episodes themed around “Valentine’s Day,” so you could have your Valentine’s celebrations extend a little past February 14.
The “Kimetsu Academy Story” shorts came out in Japan back in 2020, followed by the “Valentine Day” shorts in 2021, which coincided with Valentine’s Day that year. Since Demon Slayer has become one of the biggest anime and manga franchises of all time, it’s no surprise that these little shorts got made for some extra Tanjiro love.
According to Crunchyroll, it’s licensed the anime shorts for viewing in America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Central America and South America. Crunchyroll gave this brief description for the short series:
“Welcome to Junior High and High School Kimetsu Academy! The characters of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba come together in this hilarious spin-off of the TV series!”
VIZ Media publishes the original manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotouge and gave this description for the first volume:
“Learning to destroy demons won’t be easy, and Tanjiro barely knows where to start. The surprise appearance of another boy named Giyu, who seems to know what’s going on, might provide some answers—but only if Tanjiro can stop Giyu from killing his sister first!”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.