Demon Slayer has become so popular that a movie (Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train) and a manga spinoff are both being released next month. But these additions are no surprise as the original manga is about to have 100 million copies in circulation.
According to Anime News Network, the manga spinoff will consist of only two chapters. They’re being done by Ryōji Hirano, not original mangaka Koyoharu Gotouge. Titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Rengoku Gaiden, the two chapters will be released in Shonen Jump issues 45 and 46, on October 12 and 17, respectively. Kyōjurō Rengoku will be the main character of the spinoff.
Japanese moviegoers who attend Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train will also get a free copy of the “Rengoku Volume 0” manga. But if you don’t get to see the movie on the big screen, that doesn’t mean all is lost — Shonen Jump 44 will also carry the manga extra.
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.